About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer. 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!

Master Toolbox

My daily “rebel rouse” from Lisa Marie Selow, author of The Mystic Chic Rebel, said:

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” ~ Abraham Maslow

At first I laughed, then I thought wow, how true. I decided to look around my own toolbox. I discovered a wrench. I use this on some problems because some solutions come about by loosening the grip and gently letting go. I also found a screwdriver because some solutions need to be driven home slowly, with repetition. Near the bottom of the box I found a package of all different size allen wrenches. I need these because no two problems are the same size and shape. Lying against the side of the box, I found the most important tool of all. My beloved level. Problems need a level head, not frenetic impulsiveness. All things must be handled with a delicate balance of give and take. Lastly, my tools need a master toolbox where they are kept and are available to me at a moments notice. You know – for those times something out of the blue knocks your world out of kilter.

What about your toolbox? Do you have another handy tool I should go out and get? And what about power tools? Are they useful? I’d love to hear your thoughts on building a master toolbox.

And so, as another day goes by, tonight the toolbox is closed, for the first time in over two years there are no problems to work on, and…I have written.
Photo from this week’s ocean storm…

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