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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!

Nothing Like It

There is nothing like it. You work and you wait. You work and you wait. You put in long nights and scary days. Problem after problem comes up. Then the final day arrives. It’s your last chance to proofread and check your design work before giving the okay to print.

That’s how my dear . . . → Read More: Nothing Like It

Marketing! Marketing! Marketing!

This post first appeared in The Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog on January 23 2014.

I have never moved my work very far simply because marketing has always been, for a self-published author, much too daunting for me. Just panacea of online information on how to go about it makes my head hurt and venture . . . → Read More: Marketing! Marketing! Marketing!

You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter!

Contest extended one more week!

So…go to Dorene’s sight, pick out a necklace, in the comment section tell me which one you’d like, share this post, and the winner will be drawn next weekend! Link to site is in post below.

This post first appeared on Another Day Goes By on January 17

Z . . . → Read More: You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter!


Yesterday my first piece of work was published. This is a special day for any writer. It took four years. This blog was it’s starting point. This blog gave me legs to get in the race. Since it’s inception, I have also found other talents along the way. I can illustrate, and recently I discovered . . . → Read More: Published!

Z is for Zodiac

Here we are on Z in the A-Z Blog Hop. I’m sad it’s the last one. I’ve enjoyed each and every letter. Today’s letter Z, for me, stands for Zodiac and I’m going to make it special by ending it with my first give-away! (For those of you who read yesterday’s post On The Receiving . . . → Read More: Z is for Zodiac

Creative Confidence

Creative Confidence is the name of a new book, written by the two , David and Tom Kelly, founders of Ideo, a design and consulting firm that uses a human -centered approach based on empathy (finding out what’s meaningful to people) to create things like the first computer mouse for Apple to TV remote controls. . . . → Read More: Creative Confidence

Oh Dear!

Today my husband and I were going to attend a Cape Cod Writers Reception at a local bookstore. We came off the beach and readied ourselves to get there by three. It was at Books By The Sea in the lovely town of Osterville.

We walked into the store and it was empty. I felt . . . → Read More: Oh Dear!

E is for Excited!

Welcome to our new “Friday thing”. Today I’m joining in a “blog hop”, which is very much like a blog challenge because you get to meet awesome people and read some really great blogs. It’s different in that you don’t have to post everyday for 31 days. You only post on Friday using the alphabet . . . → Read More: E is for Excited!

Ralph Lives – Time For A Creative Break

Now that Ralph is once again alive on Amazon, it’s time for a creative break. (I can’t believe you haven’t downloaded your copy yet – or if you just did – thank you!) Yesterday I went to the craft store to gather supplies for a jewelry project my daughter is working on. While there, I . . . → Read More: Ralph Lives – Time For A Creative Break

It’s Out!

The Trouble With Ralph, by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, illustrated by Linda Bartosik, is now available for your reading pleasure as an e-book on Amazon.

If anyone had ever told me that someday I’d have a book I illustrated on Amazon, I never would have believed it. After 8 months of not only artwork, . . . → Read More: It’s Out!