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!

iTeach Kickoff!

So excited I can barely write – that’s a good thing, right? Today I leave for Boston to teach my first week long Young Authors Workshop. As of last night we have seven third and fourth graders who want to spend their school vacation writing! Yes, eight and nine year olds who CHOOSE to spend their school vacation WRITING! That right there is enough to inspire me to keep plugging away with my iTeach project.

I spent years teaching writing to five year olds and saw some amazing talent in our youngest writers and my work with these children inspired me to create iTeach. Most writers I talk to never thought about young children participating in writing courses outside of school. Many courses are offered for middle and high school students on vacations and in the summer, but over and over I have heard parents complain that there is nothing offered for our youngest children. I created iTeach in response to this need and LOOK, seven young children want to “write away” their vacation.

We are going to have a great time this week. We will be learning “to live a writing kind of life” by establishing and keeping a writers notebook as close as a best friend. We are going to expand our author’s creative mind by doing very cool, out of the box activities, and perhaps the most fun day of all will be Illustration Day where we will meet children’s book illustrator Lynne Chapman via her website and become “our own kind of artist”.

Stay tuned daily, as I will be blogging from Writing Under the Moon in Boston and bring you the stunning talent of our youngest authors.

And so, as another day goes by, I get chills just thinking – what if even one child grows up to be a writer?, wow, and…I have written.

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