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!

Win, Lose, or Love

Today's post is courteous of Lisa Marie Selow, a unique blogger I met during my blog challenge.  Today she had a guest blogger that she invited to post about music. Whether you're a musician or just love music, I think you will enjoy this one! Check out Lisa's blog, too!  She's a Rebel Chick Mystic…….

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THE ULTIMATE BLOG CHALLENGE!

Today I came across the Ultimate Blog Challenge.  The idea is to start on October 1 and post 31 times in 31 days.  Uh….for me, this is not a challenge.  I post everyday, come what may, so in my mind I have already completed this challenge.  Then why even bother with this, you might ask.  . . . → Read More: THE ULTIMATE BLOG CHALLENGE!

The Language of Flowers – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

On Sunday, my rainy book reading day, I read a young adult novel, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The Victorian language of flowers was used to express emotions, such as: honeysuckle for devotion, azaleas for passion and red roses for love. The heroine, Victoria Jones, used flowers as her only means of communicating . . . → Read More: The Language of Flowers – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

Beautiful Day, Beautiful Night – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

Today I had the most amazing day with 10 writing women. Five of us teachers, and five of us students. It didn’t matter who was who – the learning was amazing for all ten of us.

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“Those Times” – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

As a writer, there are many things about the written word that I struggle with. One of them is trying to find the right words to convey either the intimacy, the magnanimity, or the “majesticness” of those times when:

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Protection

I just loved this post on a writing blog I read and had to share it. 🙂

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Rejuvenate! Posted: 06 Sep 2012 03:00 AM PDT By Tamela Hancock Murray

Of late, several popular Christian and secular bloggers have posted about unplugging for a time. I have enjoyed reading their . . . → Read More: Protection

Romney vs Obama – Such Fun! – Not!

“Why should women have any less say than men on issues facing our great nation….” ~ Romney

Oh puleassse! But let’s get rid of planned parenthood? This guy is just plain scary. He makes mistakes. He makes sweeping statements. And now he’s up there trying to be the choir boy? Just who is he trying . . . → Read More: Romney vs Obama – Such Fun! – Not!

Let “Isaac” Remind Us

This week my friend and her ten year old son are visiting me. On our first beach day he hopped on his bike and said he was going to ride to the beach. His mom, having been here before, told him how hard it was going to be to get his bike up the sandy . . . → Read More: Let “Isaac” Remind Us

The Summer of the Gypsy Moths – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

Tomorrow, children’s author Sara Pennypacker, will be doing a signing at Titcomb’s Bookshop here in Sandwich, at 4pm. She will be introducing her latest middle grade novel, The Summer of the Gypsy Moths, so yesterday I downloaded and read the book. I absolutely loved it. Once again Pennypacker masters the art of weaving internal and . . . → Read More: The Summer of the Gypsy Moths – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

Selfish?

If you haven’t seen this New York Times article, The Busy Trap, it’s worth a look. This paragraph is one of my favorites:

“Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a . . . → Read More: Selfish?