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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!

Alistar & Octavia Finally Come to Life!

In the summer of 2013 I was sitting in a picture book writing class at the Cape Cod Writers Center annual conference. The assignment that day was to write a complete picture book in which someone loses something and someone finds it and they have to make a decision whether or not to give it . . . → Read More: Alistar & Octavia Finally Come to Life!

50 Shades of Valentines Day

Yes, today I had it all – the 50 Shades date, complete with roses, chocolate and dinner. Roses are always beautiful, chocolate – well we all know there is no real word to accurately describe that, and as far as the date goes – any of you who know us, know our dates are . . . → Read More: 50 Shades of Valentines Day

Left – Here On Earth

“Earth is forgiveness school. I believe that's why they brought us here, then left us without any owners manual.” ~ Anne Lamott

This morning on Facebook I came across an article in Salon by one of my favorite authors, Anne Lamott. This article was on forgiveness and we all know what is at the . . . → Read More: Left – Here On Earth

Beat It!

Over the weekend several people have joined the 10,000 step/beat sugar challenge. I'm in the gearing up phase – yesterday that meant finishing all the chocolate hidden in the freezer. Today I am going to read the packaging of everything I eat and tally up the grams (including my New Lifestyle Diet food I . . . → Read More: Beat It!

Somewhere Safe With Someone Good

Did a book ever make you feel warm and cozy and at home wherever you are? The Jan Karon books do that to me. How a series about the everyday life of an elderly episcopal priest can do that – I don't know. Any writer I know would NEVER tout that as a subject . . . → Read More: Somewhere Safe With Someone Good

What A Find!

Some years ago I became acquainted with a rock musician from LA. She needed a place to stay while playing a gig here in Boston. We corresponded back and forth, but then the gig didn’t happen. We lost touch, but I kept following her musical career on Facebook. Since then she’s made two CD’s and . . . → Read More: What A Find!

Summer Camp 2014

Once again it was time for the Cape Cod Writers Annual conference. Instead of a week long camp this year it was reduced to a long weekend to give working people a chance to take more courses.

This was my first year not taking a course. This year I chose to spend my money . . . → Read More: Summer Camp 2014

Get Down To It!

Well the wedding is over, so now it’s time to shift focus and “get down to it”. It is time to drag out my own picture book that I wrote in the summer of 2011 and do something with it. I remember the day I wrote that book. It started with the words and pictures . . . → Read More: Get Down To It!

Tiny Musings # 4 – Not – Do One Little Thing

Today my tiny musing won’t fit into 140 characters no matter how hard I try. And that is a good thing because it means writing is becoming easier again. Today is about having a big goal and doing one little thing, the very first step, towards it.

I’ve mentioned in a past post that . . . → Read More: Tiny Musings # 4 – Not – Do One Little Thing

Tiny Musings #2 – The Vessel

Surrendering to being God’s vessel is like going white water rafting without a paddle – you don’t get to steer – you just hang on!

And so, as another day goes by, more on this tomorrow, stay tuned, and…I have written.

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