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!

How Quickly We Fall

I jumped right into the shower as soon as I got home from work tonight. I started remembering how after school and working out I used to get home at 6 pm and do the same thing when we lived on Darlene Drive in New York. My husband and his mom would always have to wait dinner for me because I just couldn’t sit down to eat with what I called “the dirt of the day” on me.

Tonight that scenario was all too familiar. I work and work out and get home about the same time and run right into that shower. How quickly we resume a habit when thrust back into a situation. It makes me think about what we need to do when trying to change a habit of some sort. The first step is to make the decision to change a behavior, but you may have to modify the setting to achieve success. Also, let’s not forget it takes at least forty days to absorb a change.

I’m changing my workouts to include five cardio a week instead if just three. It’s been about a month and I’m just beginning to have it feel like a natural part of my week. Of course, working where you work out helped – once again I’m experiencing success by changing the setting.

Is there something that you’ve been meaning to change in your life? How would changing the setting help you achieve success?

And so, as another day goes by, another week closes, I love Friday nights, and…I have written.
(I know…I found this quote in the summer while teaching my young authors workshop and the kids and I laughed so hard – but it’s so true!)

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