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!

Alistar & Octavia Finally Come to Life!

In the summer of 2013 I was sitting in a picture book writing class at the Cape Cod Writers Center annual conference. The assignment that day was to write a complete picture book in which someone loses something and someone finds it and they have to make a decision whether or not to give it . . . → Read More: Alistar & Octavia Finally Come to Life!

Merry Christmas!

I got the alert on my phone at work that it was delivered. I couldn't wait to get home. There it was by the door. I brought it in and put the box on the counter.

Then I texted my family: Merry Xmas! I'm opening my present now!

My husband and daughter gave me the . . . → Read More: Merry Christmas!


…again. Apple unveiled its latest Tuesday and once again they didn't disappoint. I'm totally smitten – especially with the Apple Watch. What's not to love?

I've been wearing my Pebble watch that syncs with my iPhone for almost a year now, and I loved it. Loved it for what it does – not . . . → Read More: Fallen…

I Would Like To Be Trusted

Someone has some good information or product for sale. I purchase it and actually like it and benefit from it. I begin to think this person is really credible as I take some of their advice or use their product and find it really works. Then they persist in ruining my opinion of them by . . . → Read More: I Would Like To Be Trusted


Some days seem like an avalanche. You know the kind – where one thing happens right after another and it doesn’t let up until you climb into bed. Most of my days are avalanche days, now. Just look at today. I left the house at 7am to be at work in the Harwich Koko at . . . → Read More: Avalanche

And These Are A Few of My Favorite Things…

…from 2013. And when the dog bites and the bee stings I’m grateful for them. I am the kind of person who loves anything that makes life easier. I can’t help sharing any piece of technology that alleviates an annoying thing or any food that helps maintain weight or make me feel better, or any . . . → Read More: And These Are A Few of My Favorite Things…

Loving Her!

She’s beautiful! She’s light and communicates with delicate language that seems to float in thin air. Her sunny yellow persona makes me happy. And the best part? She was free!

Today I finally made it to the AT&T store and got my iPhone 5C. I did get the yellow one. But they didn’t have . . . → Read More: Loving Her!

“I” is for..Can You Guess?

What else could “I” possibly stand for when the letter of the week for the Friday blog hop is “I” on the very day the new iPhone comes out? (We won’t mention that I’m writing the Fun Friday post on Saturday – again. Thanks Diana Lesire Brandmeyer for reminding me – again.)

But back to . . . → Read More: “I” is for..Can You Guess?

Decisions, Decisions!

This afternoon I got the following text from Boston daughter about the new iPhone 5 coming out tomorrow.

I used the link, watched the video, and then went to the website to check out the two phones. They gave me too many choices. (It’s the same reason I can’t shop in an H&M . . . → Read More: Decisions, Decisions!

Summer Camp – Day 3 – Books!

I was a voracious reader from the days of Nancy Drew and The Bobbsey Twins. I was fascinated with books. It seemed ominous to my nine year old self to make a book. Authors, to me, were rockstars. Writing a book was just something so unattainable – like trying to be an NFL star quarterback. . . . → Read More: Summer Camp – Day 3 – Books!