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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!

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

R is for Remembering

Today is the fun Friday A-Z blog hop day, except today is not fun. The letter of the week is R. Today, R could only stand for one thing – Remembering. Remembering this day fifty years ago. I feel privileged that I was alive fifty years ago and have real memories of this day. I . . . → Read More: R is for Remembering

Creative Confidence

Creative Confidence is the name of a new book, written by the two , David and Tom Kelly, founders of Ideo, a design and consulting firm that uses a human -centered approach based on empathy (finding out what’s meaningful to people) to create things like the first computer mouse for Apple to TV remote controls. . . . → Read More: Creative Confidence

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”


It was three years this summer that my mom passed away. I had a hard time with that. I spent my life talking to my mom almost everyday on the phone. I used to get excited to go over and have coffee with her. When I didn’t see her so much after I moved to . . . → Read More: Slowly

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…

It’s Only May…

It’s only May. 2013 barely has its legs under it and the amount of tragedy we, as a country, have already experienced this year is incomprehensible. I sit here watching yet another town be torn apart with grief. The news reports growing out of the tornado disaster in Oklahoma are growing sadder by the hour. . . . → Read More: It’s Only May…

Staring At The TV

Sitting in my chair Watching the news Staring at the TV

Drinking hot tea Blowing my nose Staring at the TV

Chomping on Halls Taking pills Staring at the TV

Reading books Words with friends (Play with me!) Staring at the TV

After three days Now it seems That my TV

Is staring back at . . . → Read More: Staring At The TV

60 And…Pregnant?

No, not me. (Calm down dear. Lol!) Sharon Osbourne is sixty. Sharon Osbourne is pregnant. Sharon Osbourne is sixty. Sharon Osbourne is pregnant.

Wait. One more time.

Sharon Osbourne is sixty. Sharon Osbourne is pregnant.

Nope. Still can’t wrap my head around it.

Today I turned on The Talk and my . . . → Read More: 60 And…Pregnant?

Spinach & Smoke

Most of us reading this post remember Popeye’s torrid food affair with spinach. Lately I’m having my own food fascination with the green leaves, except mine is in the form of Panera Bread’s new spinach power salad. It is made with baby spinach leaves, hard boiled eggs, mushrooms, bacon bits, and crunchy onions and served . . . → Read More: Spinach & Smoke