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!

Fall & Change Go Hand in Hand

In the fall of 2012 I discovered Koko FitClub and began a whole new way to exercise and stay fit and healthy. In the fall of 2013 I began working for Koko and traversed the cape clubs 5 days a week. In the fall of 2014 I became the manager of the Mashpee club. During that year I have come to love my members and so enjoyed helping them navigate their fitness lives.

Now, the fall of 2015, once again brings change. Due to our plaza being sold and the circumstances surrounding that occurrence, the Mashpee club is closing. My members and I must move to the Centerville club and leave our beautiful space where we have not only made wonderful memories,  laughed and cried together over the past year, but we have also, together, changed all our lives for the better.

Change is hard for everyone, but it’s necessary to grow and not become stagnant and complacent – even in your exercise routine. We all have to drive 20 minutes further to get to the gym. We are looking at the drive time as an extension of the relaxation that the exercise affords us. Also, Centerville has some great plazas to explore, the mall just a few minutes away, and, of course, it’s across the street from The Centerville Pie Shop – that in itself is an incentive to explore a new town.

Some of my members have severe logistics problems and cannot join us in blending our new family. I will miss them. The majority are coming with me and are bringing their smiles and positive attitudes toward change with them. I thank them for that. We are going with the hopes of another upper cape club opening in the future so everyone can return and we can all be together again.

And so, as another fall season begins, it’s a time to put our energy into the things we can control, such as the way we react to the sudden changes that upend our lives, instead of focusing on things that are not within our reach.

I want to thank all my members for their support this year in all the games, races, and charity drives we took part in. You are a great group of people that made my days fun. The more I worked to teach you, the more you taught me. Each and every one of you are near and dear to my heart and I’m looking forward to seeing most you in September at the Centerville club.

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