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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!


Last night driving home from work the new Katie Perry song Unconditionally came on the radio. As I listened to the words I thought about the unconditional loves in my own life.

My husband loves me unconditionally. I know, deep down, no matter what I do, he will always be here. I’m a handful . . . → Read More: Unconditionally

What God Gives

Yesterday I wrote about embracing discomfort. I wasn’t having a comfortable day. It seems, awhile ago, I have been asked by God to traipse new territory. Along the way He has asked me to step up and do something I know I must do, but have been avoiding. It seemed yesterday was the day.

. . . → Read More: What God Gives

No More Questions

I just realized that the last group of post titles have been questions. No questions today. Today I went to the Patriot game at Gillette stadium with my hubby, my daughter and her friend. It was our first game of the season and my husband did a full-on tailgate complete with steak tips and pulled . . . → Read More: No More Questions

How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

I read a lot of books. I digest a lot of scenarios. One that runs particularly common through the stories I read is that of describing one who is no longer among them.

Right now I’m sitting at the outdoor bar at Bobby Byrnes in Mashpee Commons waiting for my friend. She and I . . . → Read More: How Would You Like To Be Remembered?


It was three years this summer that my mom passed away. I had a hard time with that. I spent my life talking to my mom almost everyday on the phone. I used to get excited to go over and have coffee with her. When I didn’t see her so much after I moved to . . . → Read More: Slowly

Mango Sunsets

This summer I have been stuck on the fiction of Dorothea Benton Frank. Her books take place in the “Low Country”, the islands off the coast of South Carolina. My interest in her work was piqued when her novel Folly Beach popped up in my recommended reads. A few years ago I spent some time . . . → Read More: Mango Sunsets

You Wouldn’t Believe This…

…but maybe you would. I’m sitting in my kitchen sipping a yummy chocolate martini. I have four girls drinking Mojitos, singing karaoke and dancing. My younger daughter is having one of her famous girls’ weekends here at the Cape. We spent the day with them on the beach – they gave me something in a . . . → Read More: You Wouldn’t Believe This…

Difficult Relationships

Difficult relationships. I’ve had precious few in my life. I’m involved in Oprah and Deepak’s 21 day meditation challenge on miraculous relationships. Today’s program dealt with difficult relationships. I don’t know about you, but for me, difficult relationships were something to be hated and feared. I didn’t particularly care for the people in some of . . . → Read More: Difficult Relationships

Once We Choose…

Today I read a friend’s blogpost The Salve of Heaven. It was about actively, consistently seeking peace. She reiterated how all of our days should be peaceful, even in the face of storm. I know. I said “how?” too. Her answer was simple. So simple I would’ve never thought of it. You choose peace – . . . → Read More: Once We Choose…


Just serious appreciation for the friends and family here this week around the fire pit. It’s 6 pm and the kids are just migrating back from the beach. The backyard is cool and breezy. Dinner is simmering on the grill. There’s a Skinny Girl Margarita to my right.

Today I didn’t even attempt the . . . → Read More: Tonight.