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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!

A Great “First Day”

I have not felt that “first day of school” feeling in six years. Last night I locked the door on my Mashpee Koko FitClub for the last time. I packed my car and prepared for the first day at my new club in Centerville. I was apprehensive, my members were apprehensive – none of us . . . → Read More: A Great “First Day”

This Must Be Shared…

Every morning my friend Shirley sends a little devotional to her family and friends. This morning I woke up to some very wise words entitled The Layman's Ten Commandments by an unknown author. After reading them I felt the thoughts were so cleverly written that they were just too good not to share.

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The Rest of God

I love mornings. News on the telly playing low in the background, sitting in my recliner next to my open back door, iPad on my lap with a hot cup of good coffee within easy reach completes the picture. I tend to my email and browse the Facebook newsfeed. After awhile, feeling all is okay . . . → Read More: The Rest of God

Pray For Peace

To me, Reba McEntire has always been not only an extraordinary artist, but a deeply caring, humble, and thankful person. She never placed value on her fame and fortune. She clearly communicates God has given her all she has and she is to use it to help others. Reba is clear proof that when you . . . → Read More: Pray For Peace

One By One

Two weeks ago they came – one by one. Cars and groups of people arrived steadily from Wednesday through Sunday. Today they are all gone. They began leaving on Friday with my husband and daughter being the last two to vacate the premises this morning.

It’s over. The wedding and family vacations that were . . . → Read More: One By One

Tiny Musings # 4 – Not – Do One Little Thing

Today my tiny musing won’t fit into 140 characters no matter how hard I try. And that is a good thing because it means writing is becoming easier again. Today is about having a big goal and doing one little thing, the very first step, towards it.

I’ve mentioned in a past post that . . . → Read More: Tiny Musings # 4 – Not – Do One Little Thing

Tiny Musings #2 – The Vessel

Surrendering to being God’s vessel is like going white water rafting without a paddle – you don’t get to steer – you just hang on!

And so, as another day goes by, more on this tomorrow, stay tuned, and…I have written.

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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!

You’re Blessed When…

For awhile I’ve been asking God for a new perspective on some old ideas. Today I was blessed with this find. So many times we want “more”. We don’t realized that we are like a glass. When we’re full, we’re full and the only way to put more in is to first empty some . . . → Read More: You’re Blessed When…