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!

Are You Kidding Me?

My family knows how much I enjoy my mid-afternoon TV time.  I eat lunch, read the newspaper, and eventually move on to writing or artwork for the afternoon.  They will tell you I’m a creature of severe habit.  If for some reason, this time gets interrupted, it’s bothersome.  Today I came home from yoga, put my clothes in the wash, showered and made my shake.  I turned on the TV and sat down with my newspaper.  The sound went off and a message appeared on the screen: This station is temporarily out of service.  It will resume shortly.  After twenty minutes, a time I call reasonably “shortly”, nothing changed, so I unplugged and reset the cable box.  It loaded the stations, the time came on, and when I pushed power I got: apdl.  Okay, time for action.  I called Comcast:

Comcast: How can I help you?

Me: I explained the above, ending with the apdl message.

C: Oh, I’m so sorry! Are all your boxes getting that message?

Me: Wait I’ll go check. Yes, all of them have a service interruption message on them.

C: Okay.  Let me run a scan of all your equipment.  Give me a few minutes.

Me: No problem.  Take your time.

C: I found a service interruption in your signal.  I’m so sorry.  Let me see how soon we can get a technician out there.

Me: Okay.

C: You are not going to believe this. I have to read you the message I got for the reason for your interruption.

Me: Okay

C: Sunflares will be disrupting services through March 15.  These disruptions occur for 15 days in early spring and fall.  Service interruption will be for about an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon, resuming normally after 7pm in the evening.  We are currently upgrading our lines to avoid sunflare interruption in the future.

Me: What?!

C: Yes! Isn’t it crazy?

Me: Sooooo…..I just wait?

C: Yes. I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Is there anything else I can help you with?

Me: Uh…no.

C: Okay, have a nice day!

Are you kidding me? Sunflares? I hate cable companies as much as I hate going to the DMV.  It’s been three hours and the sunflares are still interrupting my service.  And on Y&R, Brook was going to walk in on Eric and Taylor making out and now I missed the look on her face due to sunflares.  I’m back to work writing and illustrating in a quiet house devoid of The Talk.  I’m sure I missed some huge celebrity news on that show today.  Sunflares.  Are you kidding me?  I guess they’re not.

And so, as another day goes by, I guess that was my new thing to learn today, and…. I have written.

Whoa!

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