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!

Fall & Change Go Hand in Hand

In the fall of 2012 I discovered Koko FitClub and began a whole new way to exercise and stay fit and healthy. In the fall of 2013 I began working for Koko and traversed the cape clubs 5 days a week. In the fall of 2014 I became the manager of the Mashpee club. During . . . → Read More: Fall & Change Go Hand in Hand

The Marsh Side

Today I sit on the marsh side. For such a long time I sat on the ocean side, but today strength and wisdom are coming from time on the marsh side.

During this pause I realize the ocean side dealt with all the turmoil of a tough time. Some days it crashed – angry . . . → Read More: The Marsh Side

A Bucket For My Birthday

Birthdays, as birthdays go for most people, are not something we like to discuss unless you’re in grade school or about to be able to get a driver’s license or be allowed to drink legally. After that birthdays are not well-received. The first feared birthday is the 30th one. This one leaves childhood far behind . . . → Read More: A Bucket For My Birthday


Thirty-nine years ago today my husband and I got married and honeymooned here on the cape. We always knew this magical place would someday be our home. Our dreams have come true and my prince really did give me that castle on a hill that our wedding song spoke about. We have had a wonderful . . . → Read More: 39

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

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

Simply, “Thanks”

You know that commercial where they show the apple and the child says, “Do you want to debate why an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Or do you simply want to take a bite?” I love message of this commercial – stop overthinking, and simply appreciate.

That is how I feel today. . . . → Read More: Simply, “Thanks”

She Said Yes To The Dress

Yes, she did. On Saturday I had a lovely time in Boston wedding dress shopping with both daughters. The day was orchestrated by maid of honor daughter Ashley. I met her for lunch and shopping while waiting for bride daughter Erin to arrive from NY. The l’elite bridal was the perfect place for this special . . . → Read More: She Said Yes To The Dress