About Me

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!

About…TIME

Me: Dear, can we go to the movies this weekend? There’s a movie coming out Friday I want to see.

Husband: Sure. What is it?

He agrees even before asking what it is. More zsa zsa zu .

Today we went to see About TIME. The movie is two hours long. After the first hour we were looking at each other and silently giggling. We picked a bad one. After certain scenes my husband did his “rather poke a fork in my eye” motion. Fifteen more minutes and we were laughing silently so hard because this movie just went on and on repeating the same scenarios over and over, with minimal humor. We didn’t have to speak. We both have been here before.

Then we grew strangely silent. We focused on the screen. The story took a left turn and suddenly we were motionless. My husband whispered, “Wow.” I was crying. The last half hour makes it a great movie.

Yes, the actors were exactly right and delivered the lines precisely, but it was the writing that grabs you. A surprise story. Don’t miss this one. Also, try to enjoy the first hour more than we did, with a better attitude. If I could see it again, I’d do it with a different perspective. In fact, it’s probably the only movie I’d ever see twice (I just don’t do that.)

And so, as another day goes by, the only other movie that smacked me hard at the end was Pay It Forward (I just didn’t expect the kid to die), this one comes close – we had to stay seated so I wouldn’t walk out an emotional mess, and… I have written.
* Special note to my sister and brothers – SEE THIS MOVIE! Trailer

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