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!

When I Speak of Inspration

Very often I bring you things and people in this blog that have touched my life and inspired me to be better than I am today or to “go for it” and try to reach a goal. What I have for you today touches on something that means a lot to me and I . . . → Read More: When I Speak of Inspration

Who Can Top Me?

20,000 steps yesterday! The 10,000 step challenge is over and my result astounds me. The day I started this challenge on October 1 I thought I was in pretty good shape averaging 7000-8000 steps a day. Turns out that is the average step count for most people and I set out increase my average . . . → Read More: Who Can Top Me?

It’s 7 am…

…and I don't have to leave the house. It's the second day “officially” of my new job. I am now the manager of the Mashpee Koko FitClub and I couldn't be more thankful to God or more excited about the new challenge. Last night when I locked the door and walked to my car, . . . → Read More: It’s 7 am…

The Lazy Way Out

I spend a lot of time talking to my members at the Koko FitClub about their workouts, nutrition, and overall health. One day last week a member and I were having a cardio discussion – treadmill vs elliptical. We were talking about how the elliptical gives you a much more vigorous workout because it engages . . . → Read More: The Lazy Way Out

In The Zone

Another New Year’s resolution accomplished. I’m in my Koko Fit Zone. My e-BMI is 28.2, putting me right smack in the middle of my zone meter. Starting out at 31.8 over a year ago, I never thought this day would come. I’m back to the fit body I retired with and then let slip . . . → Read More: In The Zone


Some days seem like an avalanche. You know the kind – where one thing happens right after another and it doesn’t let up until you climb into bed. Most of my days are avalanche days, now. Just look at today. I left the house at 7am to be at work in the Harwich Koko at . . . → Read More: Avalanche

Without Numbers

It’s hard to live a life without numbers, but today that’s what I want to focus on. I don’t want to consider “how many” clients, students, members, etc. I just want to focus in the ONE I’m with.

I remember how I used to spend the first fifteen minutes of the school day standing . . . → Read More: Without Numbers