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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!

Inspiration & Tea

Today was one of those lovely spring Cape Cod afternoons by the sea. I spent it exploring Falmouth, a cape town I’d never been to. I met an author friend of mine for lunch. We ate at Molly’s Tea Room on Main St. It’s cozy decor and wonderful smells coming from the kitchen welcomed us. I had the cutest cup of soup – chicken pot pie soup. It was a delicious chicken soup with a tiny dumpling pastry floating on top. We shared a pot of Autumn African tea that was out of this world.

After our meal we walked down the street to Eight Cousins Book Store. This was where I was very proud and inspired by my author friend. Right on the front counter was her first children’s book that came out just a few weeks ago. It’s called Cape Cod Memory Makers – Explore the Town of Falmouth. I promptly bought a copy and had her sign it. This is a delightfully fun book where two children create a travel journal by visiting interesting places in Falmouth. In between each place visited there are two lined pages where children can record their own memories while visiting Falmouth. Children visiting the cape this summer could really have fun making their own memory book, while enhancing their writing skills. This was an excellent idea for a children’s book and more are planned for different cape towns.

Cape Cod Memory Makers by my friend Joan Walsh, illustrated by Anne Sessions Barber, is available at Eight Cousins Book Store in Falmouth for those of you visiting the cape with children this summer.

Many of you know I am writing my own children’s picture story book and have walked the journey with me so far. Starting down an unknown road is daunting and, at times, overwhelming when you find out just how much you don’t know. Writers like my friend Joan, who had a dream and saw it through to fruition, inspire me to keep going no matter how high the mountain gets. As my email signature says:

“You can’t give up on the things you love, not ever…”
Charlotte ~ Private Practice

Walking in that store today and seeing my friend’s book on the shelf just proves that. Pursue your dream. Never give up.
Thanks Joan, for your friendship, inspiration, and help, (and the fun day today)

And so, as another day goes by, I give gratitude for the wonderful friends I have here on the cape that enrich my life and help me keep my dreams alive, and…I have written.


Inspiration & Tea

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