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!

Can’t Argue With This

I need to put that on my mirror for those days when I feel just plain lousy (I hate that word, but I hate the feeling too, so it works). Sunday I just didn't have my usual energy bounce. When trying to figure out why, I could only attribute it to the tremendous . . . → Read More: Can’t Argue With This

Safe, Expedient, and Thin

….was my Sparkpeople Quote of the day. The words safe, expedient, and thin stood out to me. When considering the quality of life I provide for myself, those words scare me. Living a safe, expedient, and thin life scares me. It’s an easy trap to fall into. Days go by. You do what you . . . → Read More: Safe, Expedient, and Thin

Outside My Wimdow

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The last slap of winter on Cape Cod brings roaring wind, but not a lot of snow outside my window this morning. Most moaned and groaned about this storm as it was predicted all week long. Yesterday was gorgeous here. I drove to work in the late . . . → Read More: Outside My Wimdow

Happy New Year!

Today I stand with one foot in 2013 and one on the precipice of 2014. Of course this movement into a new year sparks thoughts of how can I do it better in the new than I did in the old. My list of ways I can better myself as a person, add quality to . . . → Read More: Happy New Year!

Camel Pose – A New “Take”

This morning I had a fabulous workout at the Mashpee Koko Fit Club. No – I did not get my perfect workout, but I did lift very close to 7000 pounds for the first time. My friends were all there and it was serene and sunny in the club. After my strength workout, I moved . . . → Read More: Camel Pose – A New “Take”

What God Gives

Yesterday I wrote about embracing discomfort. I wasn’t having a comfortable day. It seems, awhile ago, I have been asked by God to traipse new territory. Along the way He has asked me to step up and do something I know I must do, but have been avoiding. It seemed yesterday was the day.

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A Secret Weapon

Today I found a secret weapon to fight something that plagues us all at one time or another – fear. Consider these words by Marianne Williamson:

Fear is trusting in your own power.

So few words to hold such an immense thought. That’s EXACTLY what fear is – trusting your own self and how you . . . → Read More: A Secret Weapon

A Day of News

Today I spent the day giving the house a much needed fall cleaning, putting up fall decorations, lighting apple spice candles, opening windows and giving gratitude for each blessing I touched as I moved and dusted objects throughout my home. At noontime we had gotten word that a friend just delivered a beautiful baby girl. . . . → Read More: A Day of News

Such Is A Mom’s Life

Today is the first day of school and it is no ordinary day, no matter how many times we encounter it. I have a very special video to share with you in honor of this day. Every mom everywhere should experience this video the first week of school. This first month of school is very . . . → Read More: Such Is A Mom’s Life

Short, but…

…profound.

Need I say more?

And so, as another day goes by, I’m picking wisely, and…I have written.

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