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Barbara's Office Environment — See her "Tiger Wall" of cross-stitch embroideries that took thousands of hours to stitch over a period of several years.

ATTENTION HOME-BUSINESS OWNERS: Waiting until the last minute in April to think about your taxes is a big mistake. 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.

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. Includes current photo and updated content and sidebar notes on the article's last two pages.

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

Book Manuscript Formatting Tips: Essential info for proper manuscript formatting to avoid  typesetting and eBook design and conversion problems.

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.


Barbara Brabec's new 
biography and memoir, Marcella's Secret Dreams and Stories

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!