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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!

Regaining Control

My husband and I are watching the Patriots beating the Steelers 24-10 at halftime. This has been such a comfortable game compared to the last few weeks when we sat here watching Tom throw and ball after ball get dropped. Games were lost and won with much anxiety and frustration. Not so today. Today Tom . . . → Read More: Regaining Control

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

I Got Nothin’

I had this post contemplated and built from this morning. I had a book. I had quotes. I had conversations with people. I had a message. And then…Tom Brady pulls off the win of the century…and…suddenly I got nothin’! Lol!

And so, as another day goes by, now we move on to the Red Sox, . . . → Read More: I Got Nothin’

No More Questions

I just realized that the last group of post titles have been questions. No questions today. Today I went to the Patriot game at Gillette stadium with my hubby, my daughter and her friend. It was our first game of the season and my husband did a full-on tailgate complete with steak tips and pulled . . . → Read More: No More Questions

Day of “Stuff”

Today was just a day of collecting stuff and having fun. Here’s what I have:

A little bit o’ blog:

This morning, my blogger friend, Christine, and self-proclaimed aspartame addict wrote an excellent post entitled Hello My Name Is Christine And I’m An Aspartame Addict. In it she wrote a line I loved and want . . . → Read More: Day of “Stuff”

More Tebowing

We all know Tim Tebow. We know him not by his football abilities, but by his faith ability. As for football, well, we al know that story. He’s not super good. But yet, here he is, making headlines and being part of one of the most prestigious teams in the NFL. How is that possible? . . . → Read More: More Tebowing


Today was a drizzly start to the Memorial Day weekend. 47 degrees with a cold mist spitting from the gray clouds. And we had Red Sox tickets. Normally I would be hesitant to do this in that kind of weather, but we had clubhouse seats so I knew I wouldn’t have to brave the cold . . . → Read More: Drizzle

Sushi Is Like Skiing

Sushi is like skiing. Sushi is also like golfing. Sushi is not like bowling. This I realized yesterday when I suggested, “Dinner?” to a friend. She came back with, “Sushi?” “Uh…no,” I replied.

There are certain things in life you should learn. There are certain things in life you should teach your children, such . . . → Read More: Sushi Is Like Skiing

Something Hard

Not too long ago I cited Eleanor Roosevelt’s quote, “Do one thing each day that scares you.” Today I revamped that quote: do one thing everyday that is hard for you.

Tonight I went to night yoga, which for me, is quite unusual because I don’t go to yoga on the weekends. I’ve been . . . → Read More: Something Hard

How The Hell Did This Happen?

I was busy painting while watching the NASCAR pre-show. They were interviewing Clint Bowyer. My head snapped up when I heard him say, “How the hell did this happen?” in reference to where he is today. They showed him in his gorgeous car and home. He said, “I never had money, I’m just a boy . . . → Read More: How The Hell Did This Happen?