About Me

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!

It Takes Up All My Time

Hi. It’s me. You remember, the keeper of this blog. I know, I know, it’s been awhile. AWHILE. But I work full time now and manage a Koko FitClub here on the Cape and it takes up all of my time. Wait. That’s not quite true. My job just doesn’t take up my time. I . . . → Read More: It Takes Up All My Time

Left – Here On Earth

“Earth is forgiveness school. I believe that's why they brought us here, then left us without any owners manual.” ~ Anne Lamott

This morning on Facebook I came across an article in Salon by one of my favorite authors, Anne Lamott. This article was on forgiveness and we all know what is at the . . . → Read More: Left – Here On Earth

When I Speak of Inspration

Very often I bring you things and people in this blog that have touched my life and inspired me to be better than I am today or to “go for it” and try to reach a goal. What I have for you today touches on something that means a lot to me and I . . . → Read More: When I Speak of Inspration

If You’re Like Me

If you're like me you are probably coming off of a very busy week and have a ton of things to do around the house, but then there is this incredible weather…. Yup. Things around the house will still be there when the cold rains come. Today I put them aside and brought a . . . → Read More: If You’re Like Me

Are You Up For It?

Now that we have all participated in the ice bucket challenge, how about challenging yourself to improve your health during the month of October? My friend, Michael Wood, Chief Fitness Officer for Koko FitClubs, has presented us with The 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge. Ok, I'm interested because I already have half of it locked . . . → Read More: Are You Up For It?

Are You Up For It?

Now that we have all participated in the ice bucket challenge, how about challenging yourself to improve your health during the month of October? My friend, Michael Wood, Chief Fitness Officer for Koko FitClubs, has presented us with The 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge. Ok, I'm interested because I already have half of it locked . . . → Read More: Are You Up For It?

The Birth Of A Picture Book

First the story is created. This story I’m working on was created as a classroom exercise by a woman I didn’t even know, at last year’s Cape Cod Writers Center Conference. When it was her turn to read her story, I picked up my pen and quickly sketched my version of her characters. At the . . . → Read More: The Birth Of A Picture Book

I’m Just Not Good Enough

This morning I was cleaning the toilet. Ok, it’s what I was thinking when I was cleaning the toilet that prompted this post. I had just shown my husband my first illustration for my rocker friend, VK Lynne (meet her here and maybe kick in five bucks to help fund her upcoming tour) and I . . . → Read More: I’m Just Not Good Enough

Happy Anniversary

Linkedin informed me and a lot of my friends that it is my one year anniversary of working at Koko FitClub. I can’t believe it’s been a year. When I think back to last August when I first started at Koko, and I look at myself one year later, I’m astounded.

One year ago . . . → Read More: Happy Anniversary

Creative Shopping

My husband and kids would say that I’m just about the best value shopper they know. 90% of what I buy I never pay full price for. Yet, there are times when the thing you need will not be on sale, and you have to have a really good one to do the job. This . . . → Read More: Creative Shopping