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

Get Down To It!

Well the wedding is over, so now it’s time to shift focus and “get down to it”. It is time to drag out my own picture book that I wrote in the summer of 2011 and do something with it. I remember the day I wrote that book. It started with the words and pictures . . . → Read More: Get Down To It!


Some days seem like an avalanche. You know the kind – where one thing happens right after another and it doesn’t let up until you climb into bed. Most of my days are avalanche days, now. Just look at today. I left the house at 7am to be at work in the Harwich Koko at . . . → Read More: Avalanche

Marketing! Marketing! Marketing!

This post first appeared in The Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog on January 23 2014.

I have never moved my work very far simply because marketing has always been, for a self-published author, much too daunting for me. Just panacea of online information on how to go about it makes my head hurt and venture . . . → Read More: Marketing! Marketing! Marketing!

Write Away!

Do you write? Anything. Short stories? Poetry? Young adult stories? Non-fiction? Do you have a story hidden in your heart that needs to be told? If you have ever wondered if you could really be a writer, this is your lucky day! The Cape Cod Writers Center is sponsoring a writing contest. This is not . . . → Read More: Write Away!

Oh Dear!

Today my husband and I were going to attend a Cape Cod Writers Reception at a local bookstore. We came off the beach and readied ourselves to get there by three. It was at Books By The Sea in the lovely town of Osterville.

We walked into the store and it was empty. I felt . . . → Read More: Oh Dear!

E is for Excited!

Welcome to our new “Friday thing”. Today I’m joining in a “blog hop”, which is very much like a blog challenge because you get to meet awesome people and read some really great blogs. It’s different in that you don’t have to post everyday for 31 days. You only post on Friday using the alphabet . . . → Read More: E is for Excited!

Summer Camp – Day 2 – Homework

Day two of the writers conference was a busy one. In between the two classes and running the bookstore, I had to sneak out and give some time to my new job of wedding planner. I made the complete circle from Hyannis to Mashpee to Sandwich and back to Hyannis again in time for my . . . → Read More: Summer Camp – Day 2 – Homework

What About The Women?

When we look back at the people who shaped history it’s noticeable that they were mostly men. Where were the women? We’re they all just home, tending the children and the hearth? This was the question posed by my author friend, Nancy Rubin Stuart. She had the feeling women weren’t just content keeping the home . . . → Read More: What About The Women?

Be Yourself…and..

This blog challenge is just the thing for January, which is usually a long, cold, uneventful month. I've met so many wonderful, creative souls who have gone out of their way to encourage me. I sit at night until the wee hours of the morning reading all the wonderful blogs on the Ultimate Challenge Facebook . . . → Read More: Be Yourself…and..