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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!

Illustration Day – Day 3

Day three of my Young Authors Workshop was Illustration Day. We met my illustrator friend, Lynne Chapman from the UK, via website. The children saw video of how she goes about illustrating a book and then watched her do an actual page from her studio. Next they used Lynne’s how to draw lessons on her website to draw a goat, an anaconda, and a mouse. They were amazed at their own skill.

After completing all three drawings we discussed the story arc of one of Lynne’s books, “Big Bad Wolf is Good”, after which the children chose one of their own drawings, named the character, and wrote their own story.

I can’t believe the effort I saw today. All six children were deep into their literary endeavor, with music playing in the background, for the full three hours. Their work is below, and tells the full story of the day.

And so, as another Young Authors day goes by, I’m still constantly surprised and impressed with the skill and imagination of our very youngest writers, and…I have written.
Full speed ahead:






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