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!

Until It’s “Fixed”

I have a problem. I’m fixated on it. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. I just pace and perseverate on it. Despite all the other things around me I could be thinking about or doing, I refuse to move off this problem until it’s “fixed “. Do you ever experienced this?

In the current . . . → Read More: Until It’s “Fixed”

NOT The New Normal

For the past two days I have been listening to the local news stations talk about getting used to the new normal. I beg to differ. This is NOT the new normal. The new normal implies that this is life from now on – forever. This is NOT our life forever. This WILL end. . . . → Read More: NOT The New Normal

The Courage to Bumble

To do anything well you must have the humility to bumble around a bit, to follow your nose, to get lost, to goof. Have the courage to try an undertaking and possibly do it poorly. Unremarkable lives are marked by the fear of not looking capable when trying something new.

Have the courage to . . . → Read More: The Courage to Bumble

I Need Problems. What?

Yes, that is what I read somewhere a few weeks ago. I need problems. We all do. It’s problems that keep us alive. Can you believe it? After getting over the shock of the statement and thinking about it, I see it’s true. We get our energy from problem solving. If we lived a perfect . . . → Read More: I Need Problems. What?

A Great “First Day”

I have not felt that “first day of school” feeling in six years. Last night I locked the door on my Mashpee Koko FitClub for the last time. I packed my car and prepared for the first day at my new club in Centerville. I was apprehensive, my members were apprehensive – none of us . . . → Read More: A Great “First Day”

Juno Aftermath On East Sandwich Beach

This post is for those of you who have spent some lazy summer days lounging on East Sandwich Beach. This morning my husband and I took a beach walk to see the havoc wreaked on our beloved beach by last week's blizzard. Here is some of what we found:

Those of you here this . . . → Read More: Juno Aftermath On East Sandwich Beach

It May Be “All About That Bass”, But…

…It’s NOT All About That Scale!

The question I get the most from my members now that I’m half way through the 21 Day Fat Burn Booster is Did you lose any weight? My answer is It is sooo not about the scale weight!

Everyone has a different body composition. Everyone has a an . . . → Read More: It May Be “All About That Bass”, But…

Day 10 – How’s It Going?

Here I sit on day 10 of the Koko 21 Day Fat Burn Booster Program. What I have I learned so far? I learned to vary my cardio and not get stuck in a rut – but the best thing about that is I learned not to HATE cardio the way I used to. By . . . → Read More: Day 10 – How’s It Going?

Unstoppable! Days 3, 4 & 5

In the continuing saga of my 21 Day Fat Burn Booster, day 3 was the first elliptical cardio. I am used to the elliptical, but veering off my usual program that I know I can handle, was a bit intimidating. Turns out I loved the program and the strength workout that followed it was . . . → Read More: Unstoppable! Days 3, 4 & 5


Happy everything. That is my wish for all of you for 2015. I like that word everything. Somehow it's more all-encompassing than the traditional Happy New Year greeting. To me, the luster of the concept of a “new year” begins to wane along about February first. Not my resolutions, mind you. I'm pretty . . . → Read More: Everything