Batavia resident Barbara Barrows, 49, was with her daughter, Anika Thoresen, 10, at the Batavia Public Library Friends book sale when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.
Where did you grow up? Arlington Heights
Pets? A black lab named Heidi and a mutt named Suzyq, and two cats named Heidi and Spooky
Who would play you in the movie of your life? Dianne Wiest
First job? Weeding for the Arlington Heights Park District
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An actor. And I did do that for a while, in Chicago. I was in nothing famous. Now, I’m a freelance photo researcher for school textbooks.
A book you’d recommend? “A Girl Named Zippy: Growing up Small in Mooreland” by Haven Kimmel
Favorite charity? Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets – H.E.L.P. – and Mutual Ground
Hobbies? I belong to two writers groups, Waterline Writers and Fox Valley Writers Group.
Favorite local restaurant? Swordfish in Batavia
What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I have some poems published in “Foxtales – A Collection of Fiction & Poetry,” by The Fox Valley Writers Group. It’s on Kindle and available on Amazon.