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How to Get a Handle on Your Schedule C Deductions and Work with an Accountant.

Use Barbara's popular Schedule C tax strategies book to make sure you've remembered every deductible expense for your current year's return.

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The website of Barbara Brabec
author and self-publisher, book manuscript editor, and author's consultant

Self-employed at home for most of her adult life, Barbara Brabec continues to move in new directions as an author and self-publisher, book manuscript editor, and author's consultant. This site reflects her professional and personal interests, philosophy, and beliefs.

ATTENTION: Writers in the
Naperville, Illinois area

BEGINNING IN MID-MAY, Barbara will present the first of six FREE "Life Writing for Pleasure or Profit" workshops. Sponsored by Knox Presbyterian Church in Naperville, these workshops will be held in Knox from 2:30-4:00 and 7:00-8:30 each Wednesday for six weeks beginning May 16. If you live in the area and would like to attend these workshops, Click here for more details about topics to be discussed and how to register.

Childhood Amnesia: Lost Memories of a Paper Doll Collection. One of the rest-of-the-story articles with information that could not be included in Barbara's new book.

Tired of Being Fat? How to Lose that Unwanted Weight. This update includes Barbara's new sidebar report of her successful 50-pound weight loss using her variation of the WeightWatchers program in effect in 2015. Also includes current photo and updated sidebar notes on the article's last two pages.

How to Self-Publish a Book: Your Print-on-Demand (POD) Self-Publishing Options, with Perspective on eBook Editions.

Memorial Pages

A Widow's Thoughts and Advice—Barbara's series of articles for widows and other grieving hearts.


Hear Barbara read excerpts from several chapters of The Drummer Drives!

a pair of Harry's rosewood drumsticks

BARBARA AND HARRY BRABEC—partners in both life and business for nearly 44 years. Barbara's memoir of their unusual and adventurous musical life together is documented in THE DRUMMER DRIVES!