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!

Nemo – Day 2 – Live From Sandwich

Day two with a storm that’s named after a fish that was easily found, (literally on our doorstep) is winding down. The marsh stayed in the marsh and high tide passed without incident. The water was amazing – it looked like a lake with huge waves in my front yard. We still don’t have power, but have enough gas for the generator to last the night and there are gas stations here on the cape operating and open to get more tomorrow. We have plenty of food, heat, and with town water, water wasn’t an issue, so all in all we came out of this okay.

Outside is another story. After a long nap, due to being up almost all night with the wind, we braved the outdoors and spent the afternoon with things that have motors and gas. My garage is frozen solid with a foot of ice on the bottom and the sides and top iced shut. The car probably won’t move until Monday. Thank goodness my husband was able to free his truck. It was parked with the driver’s side facing the ocean, so it was sealed shut, too. The ice is still heavy on my front window and we don’t want to chance scraping that off, since it’s a new window. The whole front of the house was painted in solid ice overnight.

As far as snow totals, it’s hard to tell. There was a four foot drift in front of the garage and grass showing in the backyard. We have a huge snowblower so we made short work of our driveway and that of the neighbor ladies across the street.

Now we are tucked in, generator running, watching TV on the iPad, candles burning (not really – the genius in me figured out that I could use my electric candles – I only have one in every window ) and day two is coming to a close. Outside of a few concerns about the marsh and enough gas for the generator, it was kind of a fun experience. Definitely a learning experience. We decided we are investing in a home generator system. Living on the ocean, power is always an issue with these nor’easters in the winter and hurricanes in the summer. Having this small one made this storm really comfortable, but I have a wiring nightmare running across the floors.

And so, as another day goes by, it takes with it yet another Cape storm adventure, and…I have written.

Nemo - Day 2 - Live From Sandwich

Nemo - Day 2 - Live From Sandwich

Nemo - Day 2 - Live From Sandwich

Nemo - Day 2 - Live From Sandwich

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