About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer. 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 Can Top Me?

20,000 steps yesterday! The 10,000 step challenge is over and my result astounds me. The day I started this challenge on October 1 I thought I was in pretty good shape averaging 7000-8000 steps a day. Turns out that is the average step count for most people and I set out increase my average . . . → Read More: Who Can Top Me?

“Q” is Worth 10

It’s fun Friday! Welcome to the A-Z blog hop. This week’s letter is Q.

In Words With Friends the letter Q is coveted because it’s worth ten points, but it’s also dreaded because it’s very hard to use. Unless you know the words “qi” and “qat”, you have to have a “u” to use . . . → Read More: “Q” is Worth 10

Surfer Girl

Oh, where do I start? Today was paddle board day – the second try. Maybe I should start with how it took 1 truck, 3 people, and 4 trips to get everything onto the beach for this paddle board day. We set up camp at noon. It was high tide. We had to wait for . . . → Read More: Surfer Girl

Maybe Today?

The saga of the S’up continues. This morning at 10 am the sun was warm and prominent. I wandered out to the garden, where my husband was tying up tomato plants and told him I want to get the paddle board today. The girls were on board (no pun intended) and ready to do it. . . . → Read More: Maybe Today?

Not Always

Today my girls and their friends were here and a beach day and a paddle board were on the docket. One thing that wasn’t on the docket was the overcast weather. Even though it was muggy, storms threatened at every hour and due to the absence of sun, we rescheduled the paddle boarding for tomorrow. . . . → Read More: Not Always

It’s Not Drama! Who Knew?

Yesterday was one of those days where bad news of death, misfortune, and broken relationships hit me from all sides, along with those “I’m not talking to you!” “Fine!” conversations. A day that would be normally deemed high drama. And now, just flashing at the top of my screen, Donna Summer just died. (RIP Donna) . . . → Read More: It’s Not Drama! Who Knew?