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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!

Who Invited Arthur?

I don’t know who invited Arthur to wedding week, but in spite of making things difficult, I’m glad he was here. He disrupted the debugging of my backyard and now that has to wait until Monday and he ruined the landscaping by dropping pockets of leaves all over the yard. My gazebo couldn’t be up . . . → Read More: Who Invited Arthur?

Into The Tunnel

We are well into week one of the wedding weeks. Monday we went around paying the bills and checking on the final arrangements. Tuesday we went to Boston to pick up the dresses. Needless to say that took all day. Today I got my workout in and then went to the marine store to buy . . . → Read More: Into The Tunnel

My Dad

Yesterday I thoroughly enjoyed all the Facebook Father’s Day posts – especially the throwback pics. I was not able to be in NY with my dad this year due to my daughter’s wedding being just three weeks away and with my husband only being here on weekends, there was just too much to do to . . . → Read More: My Dad

Happy Mother’s Day

I just read a blog post by Lisa Jakub entitled Mom, Mom’s Mom, Me Under One Roof. It was so well-written and spoke so close to my own truths, I just had to use it to celebrate Mother’s Day. I bring it to you today because I already celebrated Mother’s Day with my husband, my . . . → Read More: Happy Mother’s Day

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!

Through The Widow’s Window – It’s Out!

It was a Sunday afternoon in the depths of winter (which is still hanging around deep into March) and I had read about 100 pages of Through The Widow’s Window by my dear friend, Linda E. Williams and even though the Patriots were on, I couldn’t put it down. I was immersed in her cocoon . . . → Read More: Through The Widow’s Window – It’s Out!

1,2,3 or 4 – Which One Are You?

I was embarking on a major closet clean out and restyling of my wardrobe. This is not easy for me. I don’t like to part with any of my clothes – because someday I just might need that piece – but the time has come. I need to be firm with myself. My closet and . . . → Read More: 1,2,3 or 4 – Which One Are You?

Breakfast In Bed

This weekend my Boston daughter and her friends came down to the cape for what they call their “winter retreat”. They bring comfy clothes, food and drink, and settle in for three days. They park the cars Friday night and don’t leave the house until they say goodbye sometime late Sunday.

This year they . . . → Read More: Breakfast In Bed

Uh oh…Number Three

Today I went to the gym here in NY and then went to the corner coffee shop I always frequented after working out. I pulled in and it was no longer a coffee shop. It was a restaurant. I felt a moment of sadness that there wasn’t a cool corner coffee shop around here anymore. . . . → Read More: Uh oh…Number Three

We All Need To Hear This

I typed that title, then erased it and typed “All Parents Need To Hear This”, then I erased it again and typed the original. I did that because, although the message is for parents, it is something we could all use in dealing with loved ones. I used to think that not having my children . . . → Read More: We All Need To Hear This