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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!


You know this not posting everyday has been bothering me. I’ve mentioned enough times that I had to give myself time to get used to working again and then let the writing creep back in. My only saving grace during this hiatus was doing the cover for:

Out of the three W’s – wedding, . . . → Read More: Tweet!

Something I Found

Just a quickie today for all my writing buddies. This morning on Facebook I found something called Authors Publish Magazine. It’s completely free and delivered to your email. I decided to subscribe and see what it’s all about. Here’s their mission statement:

I just wanted to share it with you and give you the . . . → Read More: Something I Found

Here We Are!

Here we sit, Linda and I, at the launch celebration of her memoir, Through The Widow’s Window. After months of work on my part doing the cover art and formatting, and years of work on her part writing it, there they are – the books – stacked neatly, waiting for friends, family, and fans . . . → Read More: Here We Are!

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

Hardcover Is Coming Out!

Through The Widow’s Window by my dear friend, Linda E. Williams will be out next month in hardcover. It’s a long road from the first draft to actually holding the finished book in your hand. Linda did a magnificent job of telling her story. I did the cover art and my daughter, Ashley, did the . . . → Read More: Hardcover Is Coming Out!


Some days seem like an avalanche. You know the kind – where one thing happens right after another and it doesn’t let up until you climb into bed. Most of my days are avalanche days, now. Just look at today. I left the house at 7am to be at work in the Harwich Koko at . . . → Read More: Avalanche

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!

Gabby TV

Gabby TV – become the happiest person you know. I like that. I’d like to be the happiest person I know and…I think I am. I still have lots to learn, but I’m happy doing it and, Gabby really does help.

Gabby TV is the video blog by Gabrielle Bernstein. She also author of . . . → Read More: Gabby TV

What God Gives

Yesterday I wrote about embracing discomfort. I wasn’t having a comfortable day. It seems, awhile ago, I have been asked by God to traipse new territory. Along the way He has asked me to step up and do something I know I must do, but have been avoiding. It seemed yesterday was the day.

. . . → Read More: What God Gives

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