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!

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 chair down to the shore. My afternoon plans consist of watching the tide come in and build a simple tideline in front of my toes.

When I am having a beach day by myself, I have to sit right at the edge of the water. The waves are extra loud there and with each one comes that unduplicatable ocean smell. The sun is bright on the water, a boat crosses the horizon line, and there is nary a breeze. The sky has that blue color that is only possible in September. It's eighty degrees, but we all know eighty degrees in September is noticeably different that eighty degrees in August.

The beach is almost deserted. It's mostly mine. I sit with a drink perched on the arm of my chair cuddled in a koozee from my daughters summer wedding. Erin & Steve tie the knot. 07.09.14 Cape Cod MA. I think how much I loved that day – and the whole wedding week. I miss everyone. I want to do it all over again, but I always think I must miss it so much because it was so perfect.

Slack tide is over and the waves are becoming louder and increasing in strength. They are scooping up the rocks and dragging them off the shoreline. Yes, this is way better than spending the afternoon clearing off my dining room table or attending to the myriad of things neglected in my studio, and yet, I am working. Working as an author and an illustrator. It is times like these where the mind is free to wander and observe. This is where inspiration is born and writer's block evaporates.

And so, as another stupendously gorgeous day goes by, drop what needs to be done and join me outside, doing something that doesn't need to be done, and…I have written.


 

 

 

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