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About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer/artist/illustrator. Follow me on my journey. Read More...

My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

A Rare Day

Today’s message from the universe was one of simplicity. My NY daughter and I rarely get to spend a day together here in NY. Today she had to shop for a complete outfit to wear to a wedding next weekend and she asked me to go along. Finding a dress and shoes and jewelry was surprisingly quick and easy, giving us time for a drink and a leisurely lunch. We took our time and enjoyed easy conversation about our lives. Both of us were grateful for the easy day and the time spent together. She remarked more than once that I get to do this more often with my Boston daughter simply because of proximity. Today she said she’s posting a picture of our outing because “I’m always doing this with Ashley.” I laughed and agreed with her.

Turning sixty this summer, the message was simple. Value days like this with your children. Either you or they will be gone one day and the one whose left will treasure the memories. I feel this a bit harder today because this morning I woke up to a message from a musician friend that her mom had passed. This girl gave up her music for more than a year to stay by her mother’s side, 24/7, even being trained to care for her. We corresponded back and forth for the duration of her mother’s illness and I prayed for the family daily, so when I woke up to the news this morning it just set the precedent for how important today was spending it with my daughter.

And so, as another day goes by, once again it’s small moments and easy words that make the biggest impact, and…I have written.
Here’s to my babygirl!

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1 comment to A Rare Day

  • Even if I don’t live in my parent’s house anymore, I appreciate when I can spend a day or a couple of days with them. I think it’s great to know to appreciate the opportunity of having our parents or our children with us.

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