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!

Alistar & Octavia Finally Come to Life!

In the summer of 2013 I was sitting in a picture book writing class at the Cape Cod Writers Center annual conference. The assignment that day was to write a complete picture book in which someone loses something and someone finds it and they have to make a decision whether or not to give it . . . → Read More: Alistar & Octavia Finally Come to Life!

The Sequel

This is the sequel to the Xmas tree debacle of 2014, And Then There Were Two

Last November while putting up a tiny tree in our NY apartment, a commercial for real-looking Christmas trees, the kind they use on sets on TV, came on the TV. When the big Christmas tree debacle happened a few . . . → Read More: The Sequel

Day 1 & 2 – Not So Bad!

Monday was Day 2 of my 21 Day Fat Burn Booster. Tuesday was rest day. I kind of liked not having to leave the house until 9:15. Maybe this is a hidden reward for doing the program.

Day 1: I had to do the first cardio treadmill program and I was a bit nervous. (I . . . → Read More: Day 1 & 2 – Not So Bad!


After months of planning, my first born’s wedding is tomorrow. You spend their life celebrating all the “firsts”. First day of school, first T ball game, first lost tooth, graduations from pre-school through college,etc. With each milestone you marvel at how their level of independence mushrooms.

But there is something different about their wedding . . . → Read More: Tomorrow

Frustration At Its Best

My last post was May 27th. Today is June 7. Really? I haven’t had a thought worthwhile of sharing since may 27? No. That’s not the case. I have thoughts. Everyday. Good thoughts that you might like to hear, except I have no time to sit down and flesh them out into a readable post. . . . → Read More: Frustration At Its Best

I Would Like To Be Trusted

Someone has some good information or product for sale. I purchase it and actually like it and benefit from it. I begin to think this person is really credible as I take some of their advice or use their product and find it really works. Then they persist in ruining my opinion of them by . . . → Read More: I Would Like To Be Trusted

Without A Vision

Years ago in the beginning of my teaching career in kindergarten we used blindfolds. Each child had their own propped up on their forehead. We would sit in a small group and I would say Lights out!. They would then pull their blindfolds down over their eyes. Their hands immediately became still as they listened . . . → Read More: Without A Vision

Our Own Blizzard

This blog is dedicated to my friend Deb W because she never gets to see snow! 🙂

Last night Cape Cod was graced with a blizzard of our very own. My town, Sandwich, was the jackpot winner with 15 inches of snow. Here at my house, we maybe got about 6 inches because we’re very . . . → Read More: Our Own Blizzard

I Moved It!

By “it” I mean my enhanced body mass index on the fit check machine at Koko. A bunch of members have been coming to me about seeing no change in their e-BMI. I listened to all of them, collected their comments, and commiserated with them, because I couldn’t make my e-BMI change either. In the . . . → Read More: I Moved It!

Fishing Holes

Yeah, I know, any of you who know me personally would wonder why I would write a post on fishing. You would know I’m not a “fisher” – a word I made up years ago to describe my avid fishing husband. Fishing, the kind you do with a pole, is not something I’d ever go . . . → Read More: Fishing Holes