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!

Staying In The Moment

I’m finally learning what that phrase means. Yesterday we spent the day in Boston with both of our daughters and said fiancé. They planned a full day to celebrate our 60th birthdays in lieu of a party. We started with lunch on the waterfront at Jerry Remi’s. Next we walked to the Aquarium to see . . . → Read More: Staying In The Moment


Tomorrow, folks, tomorrow. Today I learned a lot of wonderful things about love and family. Tomorrow I will share. As for tonight, staying in the moment and enjoying it.

And so, as another day goes by, today we discovered the north end in Boston, and …I have written.

Be nice…please share. . . . → Read More: Tomorrow

Heavy Heart

After such a wonderful first day of teaching my Young Authors Workshop to a fabulous group of children, I came home to the devastation that hit our beautiful city today. An amazing family is hosting me for my work up here in Boston this week and it felt good to be with them tonight instead . . . → Read More: Heavy Heart


Today I ventured to Boston and the 60 degree, sunny weather required anything but an umbrella, but by the time I was on the commuter rail home at 5 pm, I still needed them. Not only one, but a bunch.

About a week ago a Boston mom of a very gifted eight year old . . . → Read More: Umbrellas!


I just read a great column in today's Cape Cod Times entitled "No More Christmas Whittling" by Saralee Perel, author of "Cracked Nuts & Sentimental Journeys: Stories From A Life Out of Balance. "A life out of balance". Now isn't that a mind full. How many things happen to all of us that knock our . . . → Read More: Whittling


Today I had to drive home from NY to Cape Cod. I had been watching hurricane Sandy creep closer to my beach home all weekend, trying to determine the best time to make my getaway. According to the Boston news things weren't supposed to get rough until late afternoon. My best bet was to leave . . . → Read More: Hurrycanes

Bikram Day

At the end of Bikram day in Boston I find myself safely cuddled up on my daughter's couch, HGTV on the telly, glass of red wine and a bag of Trader Joes licorice on the table beside me. The couch is next to a picture window that looks down on the street below from this . . . → Read More: Bikram Day

Cape Cod Bear

Ok, this has been a big weekend for Cape Cod. Sunday night, sitting around the campfire, a Facebook friend who lives down the road a piece in Barnstable, posts there's a bear roaming Cape Cod. What? How would a bear get on Cape Cod? We're an island, for God's sake.

As the evening went on, . . . → Read More: Cape Cod Bear