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!

The Best Birthday Message

Today the calendar says I am 63 years old. When I was younger, I never pictured myself doing what I am doing at this age. If you told me when I was still teaching that when I retired I'd be working full time managing a health club and training people, I would never have believed . . . → Read More: The Best Birthday Message

It’s Not Fun Anymore

In the past 24 hours I heard this message twice so far. Once from a person considering a gym membership, but found out during his trial he does not like to work out. “It's not fun,” he said. Next from someone who finally found a fitness program that worked for her, but said all others . . . → Read More: It’s Not Fun Anymore

A Great “First Day”

I have not felt that “first day of school” feeling in six years. Last night I locked the door on my Mashpee Koko FitClub for the last time. I packed my car and prepared for the first day at my new club in Centerville. I was apprehensive, my members were apprehensive – none of us . . . → Read More: A Great “First Day”

It’s 7 am…

…and I don't have to leave the house. It's the second day “officially” of my new job. I am now the manager of the Mashpee Koko FitClub and I couldn't be more thankful to God or more excited about the new challenge. Last night when I locked the door and walked to my car, . . . → Read More: It’s 7 am…

Happy Anniversary

Linkedin informed me and a lot of my friends that it is my one year anniversary of working at Koko FitClub. I can’t believe it’s been a year. When I think back to last August when I first started at Koko, and I look at myself one year later, I’m astounded.

One year ago . . . → Read More: Happy Anniversary

Need I Say More?

Of course I will. Never did I meet a quote that I could let stand alone. When this one flashed across my newsfeed this morning I thought Hmm…what a novel idea…duh. Of course you’re going to find yourself in a new place if you do something you’ve never done. What a great motivator to . . . → Read More: Need I Say More?

The Birthday Tide Has Passed

The birthday tide has washed over me with its warm wishes and fun activities and the first day of being 61 is now upon me. My day started with news on opposite ends of the spectrum. First, a birthday card from a long lost friend lifting me up, then news of a very good high . . . → Read More: The Birthday Tide Has Passed

Being Social

The day after retuning from a weekend writer’s conference I find my inbox full of invitations to connect with the wonderful people I interacted with throughout the weekend. While this is wonderful, it also causes a tiny bit of fear – as in Oh dear, I’ve been slacking in my social media obligations and I . . . → Read More: Being Social

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

Work=Part of Life

I use Bloglovin’ to follow all the blogs that I’m interested in. That way I don’t miss any posts. Once in awhile Bloglovin’ emails me a list of new blogs I might enjoy. Very rarely do I click on any – they just don’t grab me. Today was different. The post was entitled Six Signs . . . → Read More: Work=Part of Life