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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!

Hardcover Is Coming Out!

Through The Widow’s Window by my dear friend, Linda E. Williams will be out next month in hardcover. It’s a long road from the first draft to actually holding the finished book in your hand. Linda did a magnificent job of telling her story. I did the cover art and my daughter, Ashley, did the cover design. It was a great honor to be a part of this beautiful memoir. Today I got to hold the book. The feeling of holding something you worked on for months and envisioned only in your mind is indescribable. The soft matte finish of the cover, the tone of the artwork, the expertly placed text and images came together to encase a beautiful story of faith, hope, love and inspiration. Below is the synopsis and an invitation for you (my Cape Cod friends) to come help us celebrate the completion of this creation. Hope to see you there! For my friends far away, Through The Widow’s Window is available on Amazon as an e-book and soon in hard cover on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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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. When their family of five gathered around the hearth table for breakfast, thirty-two-year-old Jack Crowley thanked God for their meal. It was a good beginning to a busy day and the family’s last normal day for a long, long time.

When a husband dies without a moment’s notice, how does a mother explain to three young children their dad can no longer be there for them? During myriad low times, Linda prayed for the strength to move forward into a new and happier life. She clung to God’s message, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome. I will refresh you.”

A few male visitors arrived with words like, “If you need anything, you call me.” The insinuation was clear, but Linda’s sixth sense assured her that if she surrounded her family with faith and nature, rather than needy men, she and her children would survive their sorrow.

Entering the social world as a young widow was so depressing with one woman noting, “Don’t you try to steal my husband.” Years later, after a few rounds of happy and almost disastrous experiences with immature men, Linda met a carefree bachelor. Was she ready to share her now orderly life, and could a bachelor be happy with a ready-made family? Only time would tell.

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