Barbara Brabec

Biography

SELF-EMPLOYED for most of her adult life, Barbara Brabec was a crafts magazine publisher and home-business pioneer in the seventies before becoming known in the eighties as one of America’s most trusted home business writers and speakers. Her first two trade books, CREATIVE CASH and HOMEMADE MONEY, quickly became best-sellers and went on to achieve classic status in their respective fields.

Now with several published books and decades of experience behind her, Barbara remains an inspiring role model for individuals who are trying to achieve success and financial independence through any kind of business based at home.

After being widowed in 2005, Barbara began to wind down her active involvement in the home-business and crafts industries so she could focus on new dreams and ambitions. Since then, she has received high acclaim for her very personal book manuscript editing and critiquing services as well as her telephone consulting services for authors.

In 2010, Barbara successfully transitioned from "home business writer" to "memorist and storyteller" with the publication of her first POD book, THE DRUMMER DRIVES! – the story of her unusual life with Harry Brabec, a legendary Chicago Symphony percussionist and humorist.

Today, in addition to her regular work with authors and self-publishers, her focus is on bringing her lifetime of writing on a wide range of topics to the attention of a vast new audience of eBook readers. Among this work will be new books, updates of one or two of her print books, magazine columns, and several short story collections.

Visit BarbaraBrabec.com for more information about her books, her professional services, and a rich archive of articles and resources on a wide range of topics. While there, you may also wish to join her mailing list to receive e-mail issues of the Brabec Bulletin.

Where to find Barbara Brabec online


Where to buy in print


Books

A Few Choice Words: The Fine Art of Talking to People Who Don't Speak Your Language
By Barbara Brabec
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
THIS COLLECTION of anecdotes and stories has been adapted from journals the author kept in the 70s while traveling abroad with her husband, Harry, then an out-of-work musician who came up with a unique idea for how to be paid to travel abroad with all expenses reimbursed. The book humorously illustrates how Harry communicated with people in many different countries who had little or no English.
Small Cowboys and Reflections of the Heart
By Barbara Brabec
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This is the story of one of the author's special days, a day that sparked the memory of another special day in her youth when she did something on the spur of the moment that was so adventurous and so against her calm and practical nature that she was astonished to find she'd actually survived the experience unscathed.
How to Maximize Schedule C Deductions & Cut Your Self-Employment Taxes to the Bone--What Your Accountant Will Never Tell You
By Barbara Brabec
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
This highly acclaimed tax deductions guide for U.S. home-business owners (in publication since 1995) discusses often overlooked or misunderstood Schedule C deductions & little known tax-cutting strategies available to self-employed individuals. Gathered over many years, this is insider info you won’t find anywhere else, with tips from many tax/legal experts and a 90-listing resource chapter.

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