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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!

Fishing Holes

Yeah, I know, any of you who know me personally would wonder why I would write a post on fishing. You would know I’m not a “fisher” – a word I made up years ago to describe my avid fishing husband. Fishing, the kind you do with a pole, is not something I’d ever go . . . → Read More: Fishing Holes

X is for Extra

Once again I’m taken by surprise that it’s Friday already. (Ironically it’s Sunday – but I did remember the Friday blog hop) Last week I completely missed Friday and it seems so long ago, I can’t even remember why. I do remember the blog hop letter was W and I had some interesting thoughts about . . . → Read More: X is for Extra

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!

Ralph Lives – Time For A Creative Break

Now that Ralph is once again alive on Amazon, it’s time for a creative break. (I can’t believe you haven’t downloaded your copy yet – or if you just did – thank you!) Yesterday I went to the craft store to gather supplies for a jewelry project my daughter is working on. While there, I . . . → Read More: Ralph Lives – Time For A Creative Break

It’s Out!

The Trouble With Ralph, by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, illustrated by Linda Bartosik, is now available for your reading pleasure as an e-book on Amazon.

If anyone had ever told me that someday I’d have a book I illustrated on Amazon, I never would have believed it. After 8 months of not only artwork, . . . → Read More: It’s Out!

A Love Story…A Day Later

Yesterday was Valentine's Day, but I didn't get the love story until today. Please meet my new author friend, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer. I met Diana in January through the Ultimate Blog Challenge. She is the author of the children's book that I'm illustrating. Diana is a Christian author, that also writes contemporary and historical romance. . . . → Read More: A Love Story…A Day Later

Oh My!

Do you even know how amazing this blog challenge is? First, I get all caught up in learning digital art. Then I meet the fabulous Diana Lesire Brandmeyer here in the challenge. She was so gracious to comment on my art attempts. Diana is an author and she has a children's book she would like . . . → Read More: Oh My!