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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!

On The Receiving End

Not long ago I was reading a post in a blog I follow (M Bikram Yoga Life). Leigha Hall was talking about this necklace she found on Etsy. The name of the artist was Eternal Girl and she makes these gorgeous necklaces that can even be customized. I immediately fell in love and for . . . → Read More: On The Receiving End

Moving Meditations

I know. You’re saying how can you move and meditate at the same time? Didn’t you say you sat in a trance like state for thirty minutes while doing the Silent Journey meditations? Yes, you’re right, I did. In fact I just finished the one on Gratitude and I feel wonderful, energized, and ready to . . . → Read More: Moving Meditations

S is for Stillness

Once again it’s time for the A-Z blog hop. This week’s letter is S. There are a ton of words that begin with the letter S, but the most important one to me is “stillness”. In a four year struggle over love, loss, and letting go, being still inside is the most valuable lesson I . . . → Read More: S is for Stillness

M is for Meditation

Back in August I started to take a serious look at meditation. Prayer I’m good with. Meditation…ah…not so much. In August I gave it my first serious shot with the Oprah/Deepak 21 day meditation challenge. I figured I needed something with a commitment, instructions, and a lot of structure for me to be able to . . . → Read More: M is for Meditation

Storm Killer

Storm killer – brand new term I found in a blog I follow, God’s Beloved Daughters. In her post, A Calm and Undisturbed Heart and Mind, she said:

We chose to either look to the storm or look to the Lord. Looking to the storm indicates faith in the enemy’s ability to defeat you (and . . . → Read More: Storm Killer

The Lights Of Our Days

“To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” ~ Mother Teresa

When I first read this quote my mind flitted to the word “replenish”. What do I need to replenish everyday? I need to replenish my mind, my body and my spirit. My mind needs the stimulation of new ideas. . . . → Read More: The Lights Of Our Days

The Day After Bikram

After a night on my daughter's couch I found myself awake and ready to go at 5am. Of course, being on a couch, I found myself awake more than once throughout the night and while feeling ready to get up, I was still tired after the wonderful day with my daughter, the food and drink, . . . → Read More: The Day After Bikram