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!

Summer Camp 2014

Once again it was time for the Cape Cod Writers Annual conference. Instead of a week long camp this year it was reduced to a long weekend to give working people a chance to take more courses.

This was my first year not taking a course. This year I chose to spend my money . . . → Read More: Summer Camp 2014

Weasels & Seagulls

Tonight a writer brought a story to our Cape Cod Children’s Writers critique group about a weasel trying to save two baby seagulls before the tide rolled in. The seagulls refused to cooperate, no matter what the weasel did because they thought he was trying to eat them. The weasel said to himself that he . . . → Read More: Weasels & Seagulls

The Writer As Editor

Last night in my blog group meeting we were having quite the discussion about editing. Some of us find editing easy. Some of us find it hard. Some of us take longer to edit than it did to write the post. Then we examined certain sentences in our “About Me” sections. We talked about the . . . → Read More: The Writer As Editor

First There Was Yesterday…

…then there was today. Yesterday was day 4 of my Young Authors Workshop. The children were very excited because the next day they were doing “author readings” in the store and the local newspaper was coming. They spent the better part of the class finishing the illustrations for their books they were going to share . . . → Read More: First There Was Yesterday…

Gaining Perspective – Day 2

This morning I got up and set to work going out to do what I needed to do today along with all the other Bostonians all around me. A friend of mine wrote a blog entitled Finding Perspective that I read just before leaving the house. Not being up here in the city or being . . . → Read More: Gaining Perspective – Day 2

iTeach Kickoff!

So excited I can barely write – that’s a good thing, right? Today I leave for Boston to teach my first week long Young Authors Workshop. As of last night we have seven third and fourth graders who want to spend their school vacation writing! Yes, eight and nine year olds who CHOOSE to spend . . . → Read More: iTeach Kickoff!

My Turn…My Town!

If some of you remember last year my author friend, Joan Walsh, launched her first book of the series Cape Cod Memory Makers. The book was set in the town of Falmouth and carried by Eight Cousins bookstore. The book was about two children visiting Cape Cod and touring Falmouth. It was an interactive book . . . → Read More: My Turn…My Town!

Four Simple Words…Who Knew?

If you click on the “I Practice” icon in the upper left of my blog page, (link for those reading on the Cape Cod Children’s Writers page) Another Day Goes By you will be amazed at the wonderful writing education you could get at this site. I get them emailed to me everyday and I . . . → Read More: Four Simple Words…Who Knew?

What’s Your Story?

Today the Cape Cod Children’s Writers held one of our writing retreats where new writers bring their tender, new-born work to be critiqued. I love working with writers who sit in the same seat I sat in two years ago – scared, holding the very first thing I’ve ever written. I remember being so nervous . . . → Read More: What’s Your Story?

Write Like An Athelete – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

While cleaning out the magazine holder I came across a crinkled copy of Writer Magazine from 2010. It was folded to page 12, indicating I must have been reading something of interest when I set it down two years ago. I questioned the importance of the article since I never returned to it. Curiosity got . . . → Read More: Write Like An Athelete – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog