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!

Illness & Injury Smarts

Many times my inspiration for this blog comes from my members. They may say something or tell me a story, and I think, hmm..there’s a message there. Today was no different.

A member came in while I was working out who had been out for a long time with surgery and after that . . . → Read More: Illness & Injury Smarts

Change. Is. Hard.

Change is hard. I always adapt well to it, but whenever I’m asked to change the way I’ve been doing things for so long, there’s always a bump or two in the road. When you have been operating a certain way for so long, your processes are second nature. When facing change you are . . . → Read More: Change. Is. Hard.

Smart Training

Here at Koko we workout on a Smartrainer – but today my workout was about BEING a smart trainer. The workout was a lot of arms and I knew the total weight was going to be about half of what I normally do. Arm exercises run at 15 lbs forever, and it took me . . . → Read More: Smart Training

30 Seconds to Decide

30 seconds. That’s it. 30 seconds to decide and make a new plan.

I never, ever let anything get in the way of my workouts. They happen on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. When something like an appointment, or travel, or a holiday interrupts them, I always reschedule – never skip. That’s easy to . . . → Read More: 30 Seconds to Decide

Green Food

To me, green food signifies healthy food – I always picture lettuce or broccoli. It being March, I thought I would share a green food recipe. Kale Chicken Soup. I love homemade chicken soup, but when you add kale and make it extra healthy it’s a win.

My hubby made it for me! . . . → Read More: Green Food

42 Days…That First Step

Today a new group is starting the Koko 42 Day Detox program. I’d like to take a moment and welcome them to the program and also commend them for taking that first step. The first step is the most important one. If you don’t venture out there by making an appointment and keeping it, . . . → Read More: 42 Days…That First Step

You Are Not Alone

We all have things that derail us…..

As I worked out yesterday morning I thought how we are ALL in this healthy eating and exercising thing together.

Each of us lives in our own life cell, but we all have things that cause us to derail. There are the “big” life changing events that . . . → Read More: You Are Not Alone

Hello Again!

Please like my new page in the right sidebar and visit often!

It’s been a long time, blog friends! I have been away and very busy reinventing my new career. Today I would like to introduce you to it and let you know where I can be found. As the photo says, I am . . . → Read More: Hello Again!

January 1, 2018 – Here We Sit

I, like you, spent today taking a moment to look back on the year that was. For me, the greatest joy of 2017 was the birth of my first grandchild. It has been a year of getting to know this new human being that was never before, but now, is. Watching him . . . → Read More: January 1, 2018 – Here We Sit


No, I don’t mean the musical award, but yes, I do mean an award! There is nothing like having your child have a child. Nothing. Friends of mine who have already experienced this tried to tell me. I would smile and say I couldn’t wait, but I didn’t actually feel it – yet. You can’t . . . → Read More: Grammy