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About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer. 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!

New Find!

For months now I've been very unhappy with my WordPress app. It's kept me from posting many days because of what I would have to go through to put in a photo. I updated the app on my phone and found that the photo resizer was gone. Before the update I could choose the . . . → Read More: New Find!

Elevators

Today Laurie Grenier from QVC and Shark Tank was on CBS this morning. When asked how she started her business and grew it into what it is today, she painted a great picture. She said, ” It’s like an elevator – there’s no shortcut to the penthouse. You have to stop on every floor.” This . . . → Read More: Elevators

Are You Kidding Me?

My family knows how much I enjoy my mid-afternoon TV time. I eat lunch, read the newspaper, and eventually move on to writing or artwork for the afternoon. They will tell you I’m a creature of severe habit. If for some reason, this time gets interrupted, it’s bothersome. Today I came home from yoga, put . . . → Read More: Are You Kidding Me?

Nemo – Day 2 – Live From Sandwich

Day two with a storm that’s named after a fish that was easily found, (literally on our doorstep) is winding down. The marsh stayed in the marsh and high tide passed without incident. The water was amazing – it looked like a lake with huge waves in my front yard. We still don’t have power, . . . → Read More: Nemo – Day 2 – Live From Sandwich

Dec 13, 2012 – Amended

I NOW know why I didn’t know the world was supposed to end yesterday – because it wasn’t. I read the date in the blog reversed. The person titled the blog 12/12/12 and went on to talk about the end of the Mayan calendar on 12/21/12. I knew something felt strange because it wasn’t mentioned . . . → Read More: Dec 13, 2012 – Amended

A Little Spill

Yesterday Dr. Phil took a break from his usual "my mom committed murder" or "my 13 year old daughter is pregnant" and did something out of the ordinary. He interviewed one of my favorite people and didn't try to analyze anyone. He sat down with Barbara Streisand and Seth Rogen, stars of the upcoming film . . . → Read More: A Little Spill

Bikram Yoga Writing Class – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

Last night I had a wonderful time sharing my writing with my critique group. Their comments and ideas sent me home high on inspiration. I walked in the door and left the manuscript on the counter. I danced around it all night and this morning – kind of scared of it, but yet excited about . . . → Read More: Bikram Yoga Writing Class – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

There’s Writing – And There’s Rewriting – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

A year and a half ago I blogged about my first piece of writing. In April of 2011 I joined a fiction writing group and brought my first piece of writing ever, to have it critiqued. I took the criticism well. It turned out I had a great story, but it was so obvious I . . . → Read More: There’s Writing – And There’s Rewriting – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

Stop & Think – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

Last night, at our Cape Cod Writers Center Writers Night Out in Hyannis, my dear friend, Christine Merser, was our guest speaker. Christine, owner of Blue Shoe Strategies marketing and the blog at Freesia Lane.com, gave a wonderful presentation on how writers can effectively use social media to get their work in front of your . . . → Read More: Stop & Think – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

Liver

Yes, that's right, liver.  Not the kind you eat, but the kind you own.  I love info.  My belief is that the more information you have, the better off you are, so that is why we are talking about our liver today. 

This week I have been doing some reading on fat loss, a . . . → Read More: Liver