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!

Done For You Meals – The Unboxing!

My Done For You Meals Came on Saturday!

The Unboxing!

On Saturday (1/4) my order of 8 Done For You Meals came. I was excited to try them. The box was lined with foam and the meals came frozen solid and shrink wrapped.

Here they are on my counter:

I ordered: 1. . . . → Read More: Done For You Meals – The Unboxing!

Food, Glorious Food – Not!

When you are trying to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, food is the biggest obstacle. If you are a Koko member, you are already doing well with exercise. Today take a moment and write down everything you eat and the time you ate it. If it doesn’t look like this, something is not . . . → Read More: Food, Glorious Food – Not!

‘Tis The Season…

It happens twice a year – December and July. ‘Tis the season for the parties, the bad food, the wine and sugary drinks, etc. July is the beginning of the beach season and of course, we need a stocked cooler for an afternoon at the shore. You don’t have to fear this. There are . . . → Read More: ‘Tis The Season…

Start Where You Are, With What You Have

In my 66 years one thing I have learned is that before you ask for or get more of something, you have to learn to take very good care of what you already have. Whether it be your job, money, your home or your health and fitness, you have to be a very good . . . → Read More: Start Where You Are, With What You Have

Rocked Day 3!

22g of added sugar…and…


Can't wait to get going today! Off to Harwich to work 9-12, then a few cardio sessions to kick off the afternoon. Are you with me? Can we do it on a Saturday? Will weekend days be different than weekdays? Yeah, me too, I didn't take into account . . . → Read More: Rocked Day 3!

Soooo….Day 1

….of Michael Wood's 10,000 step challenge….how did that go? With the exception of two hours for a manicure and dinner, for many unexpected reasons, I spent the day – literally from the beginning to the end – at the Mashpee Koko FitClub. Both food and step wise this made day 1 pretty easy. Sugar . . . → Read More: Soooo….Day 1

TODAY Is The Day

Ready? Pedometer set to zero, house cleared of added sugar, it's October 1 – let's go!

Click here to get the details and join me in this challenge to make living a healthier life a habit. It is said that it takes 30 days to establish a habit and make it part of . . . → Read More: TODAY Is The Day

How Good?

Today's helpful tool in this sugar-free quest that crossed my screen this morning is a new app that helps you shop. Boy do I need this. Making food judgements in a grocery store is super hard for me – considering I don't spend much time in them. This app looks like something worth trying, . . . → Read More: How Good?

Gearing Up

Yesterday I announced my intention to participate in Michael Wood's 10,000 step challenge. Today I don't think I could do the sugar part – abstain from added sugar for the whole month – without doing some sort of gearing up during these last few weeks of October. I need some mental preparation and lots . . . → Read More: Gearing Up


My daughter recently cleaned out her clothes and have me two bags of things she thought I might like. This, in turn, caused me to clean out my clothes.

My first step was to try things on and decide if I’d ever wear it again. My clothes are more than four years old so . . . → Read More: Deluded