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!


Tomorrow, folks, tomorrow. Today I learned a lot of wonderful things about love and family. Tomorrow I will share. As for tonight, staying in the moment and enjoying it.

And so, as another day goes by, today we discovered the north end in Boston, and …I have written.

Be nice…please share. . . . → Read More: Tomorrow

My Turn…My Town!

If some of you remember last year my author friend, Joan Walsh, launched her first book of the series Cape Cod Memory Makers. The book was set in the town of Falmouth and carried by Eight Cousins bookstore. The book was about two children visiting Cape Cod and touring Falmouth. It was an interactive book . . . → Read More: My Turn…My Town!


Today I ventured to Boston and the 60 degree, sunny weather required anything but an umbrella, but by the time I was on the commuter rail home at 5 pm, I still needed them. Not only one, but a bunch.

About a week ago a Boston mom of a very gifted eight year old . . . → Read More: Umbrellas!

Christmas Trip

Today was an odd kind of Christmas day. I had to drive my daughter back to Boston for work tomorrow, after which I proceeded to the cape, followed by my husband, where we will spend the rest of the holiday week. After I dropped her off and headed south on 95 towards Cape Cod, my . . . → Read More: Christmas Trip

First Time, Ever I….

…. No, not saw your face. This is the first trip ever to NY or anywhere that I brought my writing project with me to work on. Driving down the Mass Pike that thought astounded me. What could that mean?

Now, you understand, that my writing is freelance and has no constraints or deadlines placed . . . → Read More: First Time, Ever I….


Today I had to drive home from NY to Cape Cod. I had been watching hurricane Sandy creep closer to my beach home all weekend, trying to determine the best time to make my getaway. According to the Boston news things weren't supposed to get rough until late afternoon. My best bet was to leave . . . → Read More: Hurrycanes

And Off We Go…

Yes, TWO posts in ONE day! I do make myself proud! 🙂 Riding back home on the red line to Braintree my daughter texts us “thank you for coming. It was so much fun!” I answer her, then I get to thinking how we came together for a brief few hours, and now we are . . . → Read More: And Off We Go…

The Late-Great Rainout

Today we had tickets to the Yankees/Red Sox game in Boston. We were going to meet our daughter for dinner and the game. The weather didn’t look promising – a certain rainout. At noon we talked to her and discussed meeting places.

I was ensconced in my recliner engrossed in the second book of . . . → Read More: The Late-Great Rainout

Inspiration & Tea

Today was one of those lovely spring Cape Cod afternoons by the sea. I spent it exploring Falmouth, a cape town I’d never been to. I met an author friend of mine for lunch. We ate at Molly’s Tea Room on Main St. It’s cozy decor and wonderful smells coming from the kitchen welcomed us. . . . → Read More: Inspiration & Tea

Driving Day

Driving day is the day I always return to the cape from NY. Today the weather was extra warm and I think I passed maybe three cars on the Mass Pike. I sailed right along and pulled into my driveway ahead of schedule. I ate a light lunch, relaxed and went to 6 pm yoga. . . . → Read More: Driving Day