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!

Love Yourself

Yes, I know how that sounds. We were taught not to dwell on ourselves. Loving ourselves and thinking of ourselves first is frowned upon. Put others first. That is how most of us were programmed to live. That couldn’t be more wrong.

Think about the logistics of that. If we always put others . . . → Read More: Love Yourself


This morning in my Koko workout the chest press exercise said put on 50 pounds. That went well. I’ve been doing 50 for awhile now. Then it came around again in the second rotation. This time it said 60 pounds. I felt my face make a what! expression. A little fear surged through me. A . . . → Read More: Potential

I Did It!

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to focus on what I was doing during my strength workouts and get that perfect workout. January 9 and one resolution accomplished already! I did it! This morning I got my first perfect workout:

When I showed my husband, he asked if I wore headphones. I told . . . → Read More: I Did It!

Embracing Discomfort

Monday I was on the elliptical at fit club, just reaching the end of my cardio program. The manager was there and he laughed and said, “What? Are you tired?” Probably in reaction to the grimace on my face.

I said, “No. This is me embracing discomfort.”

In order to understand my answer you . . . → Read More: Embracing Discomfort

A Day Off

Yesterday I took a day off. My daughters would laugh and say, "A day off from what? You don't work." Since they are still in the time of their lives when a typical job takes up five days a week, a day off to them just means you don't go to your place of work. . . . → Read More: A Day Off


Yes, that's right, liver.  Not the kind you eat, but the kind you own.  I love info.  My belief is that the more information you have, the better off you are, so that is why we are talking about our liver today. 

This week I have been doing some reading on fat loss, a . . . → Read More: Liver

About Those Horoscopes

All my life I've loved reading my horoscope. When I was twelve I sincerely believed it would forecast my future. By the time I was twenty, I was certain it did. It took a few more years before the generality of horoscopes became apparent to me.

Today I still enjoy them. Sometimes they provide . . . → Read More: About Those Horoscopes