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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!

I Need Problems. What?

Yes, that is what I read somewhere a few weeks ago. I need problems. We all do. It’s problems that keep us alive. Can you believe it? After getting over the shock of the statement and thinking about it, I see it’s true. We get our energy from problem solving. If we lived a perfect . . . → Read More: I Need Problems. What?

A Great “First Day”

I have not felt that “first day of school” feeling in six years. Last night I locked the door on my Mashpee Koko FitClub for the last time. I packed my car and prepared for the first day at my new club in Centerville. I was apprehensive, my members were apprehensive – none of us . . . → Read More: A Great “First Day”

Fall & Change Go Hand in Hand

In the fall of 2012 I discovered Koko FitClub and began a whole new way to exercise and stay fit and healthy. In the fall of 2013 I began working for Koko and traversed the cape clubs 5 days a week. In the fall of 2014 I became the manager of the Mashpee club. During . . . → Read More: Fall & Change Go Hand in Hand

Day 1 & 2 – Not So Bad!

Monday was Day 2 of my 21 Day Fat Burn Booster. Tuesday was rest day. I kind of liked not having to leave the house until 9:15. Maybe this is a hidden reward for doing the program.

Day 1: I had to do the first cardio treadmill program and I was a bit nervous. (I . . . → Read More: Day 1 & 2 – Not So Bad!

On The Upside

I’m sitting here in my easy chair with a glass of wine catching up on the Cape Cod Times that piled up beside my chair on a busy week. It about 4 pm and blink, the twinkly lights on my mantle clicked on – and next to them, on the wall, is sunlight. In that . . . → Read More: On The Upside

Examining Change

These past few weeks change seems to be on the table. One thing I have come to learn about change is that it always occurs with a fair amount of chaos and discomfort. Often we what we mistake for things spinning out of control, is just a prelude to a change of some sort.

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How Quickly We Fall

I jumped right into the shower as soon as I got home from work tonight. I started remembering how after school and working out I used to get home at 6 pm and do the same thing when we lived on Darlene Drive in New York. My husband and his mom would always have to . . . → Read More: How Quickly We Fall


It was three years this summer that my mom passed away. I had a hard time with that. I spent my life talking to my mom almost everyday on the phone. I used to get excited to go over and have coffee with her. When I didn’t see her so much after I moved to . . . → Read More: Slowly

Oh, Those Two Steps

You know how life goes. One step forward, two steps back. I hate those two steps, but life is not linear and nor is progress in it vertical. We move, but it is not always in a forward direction. Those two steps show up every time you add, subtract, multiply, or divide something. Every time . . . → Read More: Oh, Those Two Steps