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About Me

Linda Bartosik...
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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!

Thick Skin

Get a thick skin. If you take risks, sometimes you’ll get a standing ovation, and sometimes, people will throw tomatoes. Can you think of any leader or innovator whom you admire who doesn’t have enthusiastic fans and harsh critics? Get used to wins and losses, praise and pans, getting a call back and being ignored. . . . → Read More: Thick Skin

Merry Christmas!

I got the alert on my phone at work that it was delivered. I couldn't wait to get home. There it was by the door. I brought it in and put the box on the counter.

Then I texted my family: Merry Xmas! I'm opening my present now!

My husband and daughter gave me the . . . → Read More: Merry Christmas!

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

Pray For Peace

To me, Reba McEntire has always been not only an extraordinary artist, but a deeply caring, humble, and thankful person. She never placed value on her fame and fortune. She clearly communicates God has given her all she has and she is to use it to help others. Reba is clear proof that when you . . . → Read More: Pray For Peace

Go Be Happy

“Because I’m happy…” ring the words of Pharrell Williams’ latest hit to run across all forms of media. He has everyone from 2 to 102 dancing and clapping their hands. Just watching the video on my iPad after it was shared on Facebook this morning was enough to get me out of my chair and . . . → Read More: Go Be Happy

R is for Remembering

Today is the fun Friday A-Z blog hop day, except today is not fun. The letter of the week is R. Today, R could only stand for one thing – Remembering. Remembering this day fifty years ago. I feel privileged that I was alive fifty years ago and have real memories of this day. I . . . → Read More: R is for Remembering


Me: Dear, can we go to the movies this weekend? There’s a movie coming out Friday I want to see.

Husband: Sure. What is it?

He agrees even before asking what it is. More zsa zsa zu .

Today we went to see About TIME. The movie is two hours long. After the first . . . → Read More: About…TIME

Wait But Why?

This morning I woke up to a blog published in the Huffington Post, placed in my timeline by my daughter. I quickly opened it up and read the article because my daughter never posts to my timeline and when she does, I figure it’s a big deal.

I really liked the blog. The name . . . → Read More: Wait But Why?

Decisions, Decisions!

This afternoon I got the following text from Boston daughter about the new iPhone 5 coming out tomorrow.

I used the link, watched the video, and then went to the website to check out the two phones. They gave me too many choices. (It’s the same reason I can’t shop in an H&M . . . → Read More: Decisions, Decisions!

Day of “Stuff”

Today was just a day of collecting stuff and having fun. Here’s what I have:

A little bit o’ blog:

This morning, my blogger friend, Christine, and self-proclaimed aspartame addict wrote an excellent post entitled Hello My Name Is Christine And I’m An Aspartame Addict. In it she wrote a line I loved and want . . . → Read More: Day of “Stuff”