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!

Diet Culture, Part 1

This week my daughter sent me something of interest. It was a flyer entitled, What Is Diet Culture? It defined diet culture as “a society that focuses on and values weight, shape, and size over health and well-being.”

Then they gave six examples. After reading each one, I thought to myself, “Yes, this . . . → Read More: Diet Culture, Part 1


Everyone starts an exercise program for one reason: they want results.

I remember my first years of retirement where one of my focuses was to get myself into a regular exercise program. I really struggled with consistency. When something else would grab my attention, I dropped that planned session or class quickly. It is . . . → Read More: Results.

Hello Again!

Please like my new page in the right sidebar and visit often!

It’s been a long time, blog friends! I have been away and very busy reinventing my new career. Today I would like to introduce you to it and let you know where I can be found. As the photo says, I am . . . → Read More: Hello Again!

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

Simple Gratitude

Today when I woke up I was 62. Going about my morning routine, having a great workout and starting my workday made me very thankful that at 62 I am alive, healthy and have a big life.

This past winter, just before the blizzard, I slipped on black ice on my porch and thought it . . . → Read More: Simple Gratitude

Day 19 – The Home Stretch!

Yes, Day 19 of the 21 Day Fat Burn Booster, the home stretch. Where do I find myself? Well, let’s start with the exercise component, since that where my success lies. The strength workouts were excellent! I had a sore shoulder/bicep from catching myself from falling on an icy day. The exercises were spaced out . . . → Read More: Day 19 – The Home Stretch!

It May Be “All About That Bass”, But…

…It’s NOT All About That Scale!

The question I get the most from my members now that I’m half way through the 21 Day Fat Burn Booster is Did you lose any weight? My answer is It is sooo not about the scale weight!

Everyone has a different body composition. Everyone has a an . . . → Read More: It May Be “All About That Bass”, But…

Day 2 – I Did It!


10,159 steps just before I left work last night! I was really excited to see that 10,000. I did have a cardio workout in the morning and I think that's what put it over the top. Added sugar intake was solid at 39 g. I think I see the culprit. My New Lifestyle . . . → Read More: Day 2 – I Did It!

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

A Bucket For My Birthday

Birthdays, as birthdays go for most people, are not something we like to discuss unless you’re in grade school or about to be able to get a driver’s license or be allowed to drink legally. After that birthdays are not well-received. The first feared birthday is the 30th one. This one leaves childhood far behind . . . → Read More: A Bucket For My Birthday