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!

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This weekend everyone is decorating for Xmas, us included. We went to get our wreath for the side of the house. Put up all the outside decorations. Then I bribed my daughter to help with the inside decorating by cracking open a bottle of red.

Of course, before the Xmas decor could begin, fall must be boxed up and put away. The end of fall, marking the beginning of winter. After New Year’s, Xmas will go away, the house will get a good cleaning, and a new year will begin. Next comes redoing the decorations for Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and soon after that, Easter. Spring will have sprung and another new era of growth and renewal will begin. Memorial Day, followed patriotically by the Fourth of July, marks the growing season. Things reach for the sun and reach their full potential. Summer winds down the growth period and Labor Day marks the first steps back into autumn. We are new people getting ready for Halloween, and soon we find ourselves back right here, on this very same Thanksgiving weekend, ready to start all over again.

Seasons marked by decorating mark our personal growth for another year, just like those lines on the doorway used to mark our height while growing up. It’s important to mark our time and growth. This season we are marking today by hanging wreaths and holiday lights celebrates where we’ve been this year and points us toward the journey of a new year in just a few weeks.

Where have you been this year? Where do you want to go next year? Think about the journey as you hoist up that tree and place that star on top. Are you ready for the next chapter of your life? Remember, you can’t live the next chapter if you keep rereading the previous one. Reflect on last year, then box it up with the fall decorations. Let the sparkle of the Xmas decorations remind you of the bright shiny new things to come as you travel through a new year of holiday decorating.

And so, as another day goes by, get ready, get set, go! Decorate your way into this festive season, don’t forget the red or some crisp white, and….I have written.


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