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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!

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!

Being Social

The day after retuning from a weekend writer’s conference I find my inbox full of invitations to connect with the wonderful people I interacted with throughout the weekend. While this is wonderful, it also causes a tiny bit of fear – as in Oh dear, I’ve been slacking in my social media obligations and I . . . → Read More: Being Social

Marketing! Marketing! Marketing!

This post first appeared in The Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog on January 23 2014.

I have never moved my work very far simply because marketing has always been, for a self-published author, much too daunting for me. Just panacea of online information on how to go about it makes my head hurt and venture . . . → Read More: Marketing! Marketing! Marketing!

Loving Her!

She’s beautiful! She’s light and communicates with delicate language that seems to float in thin air. Her sunny yellow persona makes me happy. And the best part? She was free!

Today I finally made it to the AT&T store and got my iPhone 5C. I did get the yellow one. But they didn’t have . . . → Read More: Loving Her!

“I” is for..Can You Guess?

What else could “I” possibly stand for when the letter of the week for the Friday blog hop is “I” on the very day the new iPhone comes out? (We won’t mention that I’m writing the Fun Friday post on Saturday – again. Thanks Diana Lesire Brandmeyer for reminding me – again.)

But back to . . . → Read More: “I” is for..Can You Guess?

Summer Camp – Day 3 – Books!

I was a voracious reader from the days of Nancy Drew and The Bobbsey Twins. I was fascinated with books. It seemed ominous to my nine year old self to make a book. Authors, to me, were rockstars. Writing a book was just something so unattainable – like trying to be an NFL star quarterback. . . . → Read More: Summer Camp – Day 3 – Books!

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t

Just a quick thought tonight because I’m back in Arlington preparing for another week-long Young Authors Workshop at Firefly Moon. I set up the room, grabbed dinner, came back to my host home, and sat down with two-day’s worth of the Cape Cod Times.

I was quickly scanning the advice columns when one story . . . → Read More: Now You See Me, Now You Don’t