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!

Merry Christmas!

I got the alert on my phone at work that it was delivered. I couldn't wait to get home. There it was by the door. I brought it in and put the box on the counter.

Then I texted my family: Merry Xmas! I'm opening my present now!

My husband and daughter gave me the . . . → Read More: Merry Christmas!

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


…again. Apple unveiled its latest Tuesday and once again they didn't disappoint. I'm totally smitten – especially with the Apple Watch. What's not to love?

I've been wearing my Pebble watch that syncs with my iPhone for almost a year now, and I loved it. Loved it for what it does – not . . . → Read More: Fallen…

Go Be Happy

“Because I’m happy…” ring the words of Pharrell Williams’ latest hit to run across all forms of media. He has everyone from 2 to 102 dancing and clapping their hands. Just watching the video on my iPad after it was shared on Facebook this morning was enough to get me out of my chair and . . . → Read More: Go Be Happy

V is for Victory

Here we are again…Friday so soon! The letter for the A-Z Fun Friday blog hop is V. V is for victory. I followed the X Factor for many weeks. These two captivated me right from their audition. This was the FIRST time Sierra ever played the piano in front of anyone and he’s so . . . → Read More: V is for Victory

No Chairs!

Tonight hubby and I had lawn tickets to Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in NY. We have attended concerts at this venue since we were seventeen, back when lawn tickets were two bucks. (These were forty apiece) We used to bring our girls to concerts here when they were . . . → Read More: No Chairs!

Sooo…Let’s Talk Miley…

These past few years no one has pulled more stunts than Gaga – wait – stunts was the wrong word. Gaga doesn’t pull “stunts”. Whether you like her work or not, she’s a true artist and what she shocks us with on stage is always an interpretation of well-written music, behind which she has a . . . → Read More: Sooo…Let’s Talk Miley…