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!

Safe, Expedient, and Thin

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….was my Sparkpeople Quote of the day. The words safe, expedient, and thin stood out to me. When considering the quality of life I provide for myself, those words scare me. Living a safe, expedient, and thin life scares me. It’s an easy trap to fall into. Days go by. You do what you do. Complacency sets in. Then one day you wake up and wonder What’s it all for? You feel the uncomfortable cloak of I’m not happy enfold around you. Oh boy, this could be the beginning of the slide into the dark hole. Here comes sadness and depression, topped off with some inadequacy.

This is not a bad thing. The next time you find yourself stuck in this place, stop and consider that. This is not a bad thing. It’s a catalyst for change. Change is in the wind and it’s scary, but you have a choice. Fear can be either be crippling or it can be exhilarating. You might need to consider quitting a job you held for most of your life and learn to live a different life. You might need to leave a relationship that you know is toxic to you and make room in your life for a new person – one that will lift you up instead of pull you down. Even happy circumstances, such as getting married or expecting your first child are enough to strike the fear bell and send vibrations reverberating right through you.

We must conquer fear in order to move forward. Reframe it from debilitating to exhilarating. Yes, it’s scary – but it’s a sign of new things on your horizon. Letting go of your old ways – scary as it is – will make room for “new” in your life. Come on, you can do it. Open those fingers; let it go. Move that foot; take that first step – whatever that may be for you. Make that phone call. Post that announcement. Turn around and walk in a new direction. Never let your life remain safe, expedient, or thin.

And so, as another day goes by, I have learned to love standing on the threshold of change, and…I have written.

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