After decades of recognition as America's most trusted home-business author and role model with six successful trade books to her credit, Barbara Brabec started all over again in her seventies as a memoirist and self-publisher of books she has been dreaming about writing for years.
In March 2010, she ventured into the arena of POD publishing with the publication of The Drummer Drives! Everybody Else Rides–The Musical Life and Times of Harry Brabec, Legendary Chicago Symphony Percussionist and Humorist. Shortly after making its appearance on Amazon, reviewers were calling this book a "meticulously crafted memoir, " "a musical love story," and “a great read and an amazing journey."
“This was a book I simply had to write,” says Barbara, “whether it ever sold or not. I think every writer has at least one book like that hiding within that is just crying to get out. Now that I know the glorious feeling of actually seeing that book of mine in print, I’m on a mission to encourage others to write the story of their lives, either for publication and sale, or simply as a book that will become a legacy worth gold to one’s family and other loved ones.”
Although this autobiographic narrative and biography is a new kind of writing for Barbara, she is used to doing everything herself, including all her own research, editing, and design work. She designed her own website in 2000 and has always managed it herself, along with other websites related to her books. When she’s not working her websites or working on a book, she edits and critiques book manuscripts for other writers who are planning to self-publish. (For more than you will ever want to know about Barbara, just Google her name. “My life is an open book,” she says.)
In 2012, Barbara broke into the world of eBook publishing by publishing a Kindle edition of her memoir. Currently, her focus is on bringing her lifetime of writing to a new audience of eBook readers. Visit the BOOKS department of Barbara Brabec's World for news of her latest eBooks.