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About Me

Linda Bartosik...
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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!

50 Shades of Valentines Day

Yes, today I had it all – the 50 Shades date, complete with roses, chocolate and dinner. Roses are always beautiful, chocolate – well we all know there is no real word to accurately describe that, and as far as the date goes – any of you who know us, know our dates are . . . → Read More: 50 Shades of Valentines Day

Happy Mother’s Day

I just read a blog post by Lisa Jakub entitled Mom, Mom’s Mom, Me Under One Roof. It was so well-written and spoke so close to my own truths, I just had to use it to celebrate Mother’s Day. I bring it to you today because I already celebrated Mother’s Day with my husband, my . . . → Read More: Happy Mother’s Day

Hardcover Is Coming Out!

Through The Widow’s Window by my dear friend, Linda E. Williams will be out next month in hardcover. It’s a long road from the first draft to actually holding the finished book in your hand. Linda did a magnificent job of telling her story. I did the cover art and my daughter, Ashley, did the . . . → Read More: Hardcover Is Coming Out!

Through The Widow’s Window – It’s Out!

It was a Sunday afternoon in the depths of winter (which is still hanging around deep into March) and I had read about 100 pages of Through The Widow’s Window by my dear friend, Linda E. Williams and even though the Patriots were on, I couldn’t put it down. I was immersed in her cocoon . . . → Read More: Through The Widow’s Window – It’s Out!

We All Need To Hear This

I typed that title, then erased it and typed “All Parents Need To Hear This”, then I erased it again and typed the original. I did that because, although the message is for parents, it is something we could all use in dealing with loved ones. I used to think that not having my children . . . → Read More: We All Need To Hear This

Simply, “Thanks”

You know that commercial where they show the apple and the child says, “Do you want to debate why an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Or do you simply want to take a bite?” I love message of this commercial – stop overthinking, and simply appreciate.

That is how I feel today. . . . → Read More: Simply, “Thanks”

She Said Yes To The Dress

Yes, she did. On Saturday I had a lovely time in Boston wedding dress shopping with both daughters. The day was orchestrated by maid of honor daughter Ashley. I met her for lunch and shopping while waiting for bride daughter Erin to arrive from NY. The l’elite bridal was the perfect place for this special . . . → Read More: She Said Yes To The Dress

Unconditionally

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

Parade of Champions

This morning I had to work at the Orleans fit club so I set the DVR to record the Red Sox celebration parade. I planned to work out after working, then come home and climb into my chair and watch it for the full four hours. It was a busy morning at the club, so . . . → Read More: Parade of Champions