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!

It’s Good To Have Her Back!

There are some artists and writers that walk close to the edge in their work and come close to falling off. Lady Gaga and E.L. James (50 Shades) are two of them. I always try to look past the obvious with artists of this caliber. My view on 50 Shades is in my earlier post . . . → Read More: It’s Good To Have Her Back!

Do Something Day

On the way home tonight I heard a commercial on the radio and it was talking about “do something days”. You know, like Clean Out The Fridge Day” or “Take Your Cat To Work Day”? Then it complained that every day was a “do something day”.

Negotiating the Bourne Rotary, I thought what’s wrong . . . → Read More: Do Something Day

Playing The God Card – On God

Tonight my friend Shirley and I went to the Skywatch band coffeehouse in Harwich. It was such a fun evening. My friend and lead singer, Jo-Anne Petty, and band member Randy, both had amazing voices. Each sang a solo as well as taking turns leading the other songs. The other guys on the drums and . . . → Read More: Playing The God Card – On God

Remind Me

This is the photo of the suspect after he placed the backpack bomb beside Martin and his family. After all is said and done and prayed for and captured, there is still a lot of inner processing left in the aftermath to do. This photo smacked me hard – harder than all the rest . . . → Read More: Remind Me

“That Space…”

Yes, "that space". You know it. It pops up everywhere. It's "that space" between being almost done and actually being done – that place where you want quit because you just know you can't do it. "That space" pops up in 90 minutes of yoga everyday. I hit rabbit and I'm positively sure I can't . . . → Read More: “That Space…”


Happy New Year to all my readers. In these first minutes of 2013, let us contemplate peace, love, and joy. Where is that better to be found than in your God? I have a friend I met in yoga class that is the vocalist for the Christian band Skywatch – a wonderful local band here . . . → Read More: Hallowed

Not On TV….But….

Last night I was watching the X Factor finals. I've been pulling for Carly since I saw her audition back in September. Last night she sang a Xmas song and after that there was a tribute from her classmates, piano teacher, and family. They all couldn't believe they were seeing her on TV. They were . . . → Read More: Not On TV….But….

Life In The iCloud

Oh my. I didn't realize the heavens were going to open up when I invited iCloud onto my Mac Sunday night. Installing Mountain Lion was such an ordeal that I stayed away from the computer for the past two days. Tonight I ventured back onto it. Oh my.

When my desktop opened, my text . . . → Read More: Life In The iCloud


Watching the AMA's on Sunday night, I was so impressed by Pink's performance of the song Try off of her new album, that I had to download the song immediately. I posted that on Facebook and got an immediate response from my daughter – "Dear God.." . This…coming from a Nicki Minaj fan. Need I . . . → Read More: Try

I Can’t Believe I Did It

I love bright colors. When I was taking art classes last year and trying to find my style, everything I was interested in creating had bright, bold colors that stood out against a contrasting color. My favorite work I did was that of a multicolored beach umbrella against a bright blue sky. When I plan . . . → Read More: I Can’t Believe I Did It