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!

Turning Home…

Yesterday, our last real vacation day was once again spent shopping and at the beach with my sis, and now we are at the Charlotte airport half way home.

This whole week has been spent hanging languidly “in the space between two thoughts”. I watched myself in wonderment as I spent time with family . . . → Read More: Turning Home…

Beach Day!

Need I say more? A good day for “no words”…..and so, as another day goes by, spent with my sis and her hubby on Ft Walton Beach, and….I have written.

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Day 4 – Shopping Bliss!

Day four was just for my sis and I. We ventured to Destin Commons and had a great time. Bought shoes and souvenirs for the kids, had a great lunch, and navigated our way to and from the island without mishap. When we came home, we had a quiet time out at the pool and . . . → Read More: Day 4 – Shopping Bliss!

Peace! Day 3…

Just a quiet, peaceful day by the pool, a little walk around the neighborhood, dinner with friends and family…just an idyllic vacation day!

And so, as another day goes by, I finally found that “space between two thoughts”, and….I have written.

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The Great Florida Adventure -Day 1

Day one started out at 3 am. Up and waiting for my sister and her husband to arrive at 5am to pick up Dad and me and head to Albany airport to begin our week long adventure to visit my aunt in Ft Walton Beach Florida. When they arrived it was eerily dark outside, 30 . . . → Read More: The Great Florida Adventure -Day 1

Cape Cod to NY…Leg 1 Done

Leg 1 of my great NY/Florida adventure is complete. I have arrived in Amsterdam NY, about 40 miles west of Albany and the only question I have is, “Where DO you people live?” I came from 50 degrees and green grass to this (pic below). So glad this is the year we picked to take . . . → Read More: Cape Cod to NY…Leg 1 Done

Sometimes You Just Gotta Fly…

My sister and her husband are taking my dad on a trip to Florida in a couple weeks so he can see his sister. Though they planned this trip months ago, it just dawned on me yesterday – how come I’m not going with them? Before I retired, I often thought how great it’s going . . . → Read More: Sometimes You Just Gotta Fly…

Just check the newsfeed!

All thoughts and actions will be reported today via facebook as our adventure progresses! And so, as another day is moving by, I am writing!!!!

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And So Begins Another Adventure..

The bag is packed. (One of challenges of my life this week – travel to somewhere where the temperature could be from 25 to 75 degrees, and attend an outdoor New Year’s Eve party and try to fit all four seasons in my carry on.)

The boarding passes are printed – now to get to . . . → Read More: And So Begins Another Adventure..

New Week…New Adventures…

This week brings new explorations for me.  I am the driver, merchmaid, and tour manager for my musician friend, Dilana, on her east coast college tour.  I'm a new "roadie", so I want to prepare and be ready to hit the road on Friday.  I plan to attend my hot yoga for the next 5 . . . → Read More: New Week…New Adventures…