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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!

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


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

Is Gatsby Really Great?

Today I had planned to drive back to the cape and go to night yoga. Then yesterday an email pops up to change my plans. It’s from a good friend: Gatsby? Tomorrow? 3:30? Just like a distractible child my answer is Yes! Yes! I want to see it! So instead of yoga, here I sit, . . . → Read More: Is Gatsby Really Great?

Les Mis!

Tonight my husband and I ventured out into the pouring rain to go see Les Miserables. We got there early and grabbed our large bucket of popcorn, which we put a pretty good dent in before we even got inside the theatre. Once inside, it was gone before the trailers were finished. That's okay, because . . . → Read More: Les Mis!

Only So Much Time

Today my husband left to go back to NY early due to impending bad weather. I had a long list of things to keep me busy until we would watch the Pats game together tonight by texting. I went to the store. Did the usual cleaning and laundry, and then just didn’t want to do . . . → Read More: Only So Much Time

Our One and Only Life

My friend, who is an amazing writer of two wonderful blogs, recently reviewed the movie Hope Springs in her blog, Movies, Popcorn, No Butter. It’s a great review. And while she nailed my feelings about the film exactly, she brought up a line from the movie that struck her. A line I completely missed in . . . → Read More: Our One and Only Life

Denting the Bosch & Hope Springs

Jamie Cat Callan, a great author and a super fun teacher, is introducing an author friend of hers this Tuesday for a signing at a local bookstore. Her friend, Teresa Link, wrote a book called “Denting the Bosch”. I liked the title so much I decided to read the book before going to the signing . . . → Read More: Denting the Bosch & Hope Springs

Why Do I Read?

One might ask, “Why would you ever stop to even ask yourself that question?”. Once again I was moved by the words of another writer. Ariana Huffington was on CBS this morning remembering her good friend, Nora Ephton, who passed away yesterday. (Screenwriter for “When Haryy Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle) Nora was one of . . . → Read More: Why Do I Read?

A Marigold Day

Today was an “artist date” to top all artists dates. You’re supposed to take only yourself on an artist date, but today I had to break that rule. A fellow writer friend was badly in need of an artist date herself, I had the perfect venues picked out, we love each other’s company, so how . . . → Read More: A Marigold Day

Jason Mraz, Bikram, & Mockingjay

Well, that just about covers it all, doesn’t it? After writing that title I had to laugh at the amazing numbers of categories I had to check for this blog. The combination is a bit weird, but who am I to question when the universe moves and speaks?

Sometimes I’m sent a variety of . . . → Read More: Jason Mraz, Bikram, & Mockingjay