Self-employed at home for most of her adult life,
Barbara Brabec continues to move in new directions as an author and independent publisher, speaker, and author's
consultant. This site reflects her professional and personal interests, philosophy, and beliefs.
(But it's now in the process of change. See notice below.)
Important Notice - January 2019
THIS SITE HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE since the turn of the century, and now it's time to
completely redesign it and update its content. A combination of
changing technology and my new
life and work interests have necessitated a move to a Word Press blog as soon as
I can find the time to do all this work. I don't know how long this
will take, but until I'm finished, the site as you see it now will
Then suddenly one day this site's content will vanish and the new Word
Press site will emerge as BarbaraBrabecProductions.com.
I didn't want to do this, but it was necessary for technical reasons in setting
up the new site. Subscribers will be notified when the new site is up, and the
old domain name will be forwarded to the home page of the new site so anyone who looks for
it in the future will find me.
Of course my new site will come up on top
for anyone who searches for my name because I'm the only Barbara
Brabec on the Web with a dot-com domain. (Content on the old site may
come up for awhile in a browser search because old web pages are cached for
awhile, but I can't do anything about that.)
NOTE: Only the best and most timeless content on topics I'm
still writing about will be moved to the
new site, which means that only some of the articles in the Home-biz, Crafts Industry, and Computertalk departments will be moved.
wish to read some of these articles now before they disappear from the Web.
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New "Dog Memoir" Book in Progress
I ONCE SAID THAT "Old writers never die; they just change their subjects." Since
the publication of my first memoir about my life with
a drummer named Harry,
I've been most interested in writing in direct response to the call of my heart.
And that call is what prompted me to document the life and writings of my
amazing mother in
my second memoir and biography. It's also what prompted me to
begin the writing of a third memoir in August about Ginger, the remarkable dog
Harry and I rescued in the deep woods of Missouri in the seventies. This will be
my first work of fiction—a "dog memoir" based on the dog's true and dramatic
life story told from two points of view in alternating chapters in Ginger's
voice and mine.
This book has been living in my heart ever since Ginger found her Golden
Pastures in 1984, and it is unlike any other book I'll ever write. It was
nothing short of a miracle that Harry and I found this abandoned dog after she
had been running wild for six months, and our lives changed overnight after we
rescued her, literally from the jaws of death. (See photo of Ginger with Harry
Originally, we just planned to
save Ginger, clean her up, and then take her to the Pound for adoption, but she
quickly won our hearts and then surprised us with a litter of puppies. Our life with Ginger was an adventure from start to
finish as we taught her to communicate with us and adapt to our unusual
lifestyle as we moved from place to place and traveled the country. After all
these years, she still comes to me in my dreams, always smelling like
I feel like both Harry and Ginger are accompanying me as I write this book,
and from the early interest in it that I've had from a few people in my network,
I believe that the publication of this book will also be life-changing for me in
ways I can only dream about now.