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!

Last Day of Summer Camp

It’s the last day of the Cape Cod Writers Center Annual Conference. Though the amount of learning I acquired this week was insurmountable, it was today that made the most impact.

On the last day, in every class, we have to fill out course evaluations. My e-pub teacher was great and I couldn’t have . . . → Read More: Last Day of Summer Camp

Summer Camp – Day 2 – Homework

Day two of the writers conference was a busy one. In between the two classes and running the bookstore, I had to sneak out and give some time to my new job of wedding planner. I made the complete circle from Hyannis to Mashpee to Sandwich and back to Hyannis again in time for my . . . → Read More: Summer Camp – Day 2 – Homework

Summer Camp – Day 1

Ah…here we are again. The first week of August at the annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference. I always call this week summer camp for adults. It’s a week to mingle and chat and learn and, this year, work in the bookstore. I love working in the bookstore. I get to reconnect with people I . . . → Read More: Summer Camp – Day 1

Another Great Workshop!

This week I had the pleasure of teaching a Young Authors Workshop to five fine writers at Firefly Moon in Arlington. They were a lively group – we shared much laughter and fun, along with many serious moments and quiet writing times. It was the best balance for inspiration to bloom into the wonderful work . . . → Read More: Another Great Workshop!

So Proud!

The five participants in this week’s Young Authors Workshop at Firefly Moon in Arlington MA made me ultra proud today. These children worked very hard for three hours each day and produced some of the best writing I’ve ever seen. I enjoyed getting to know them and help them hone their writing skills. We ended . . . → Read More: So Proud!

The Arts Are Alive….

…and living in Sandwich!

Today is my first post as a blogger on the Cape Cod Mommies website! Today’s post can be found at: Cape Cod Mommies

And so, as another day goes by, hurry on over and see what’s going on, and…I have written.

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First There Was Yesterday…

…then there was today. Yesterday was day 4 of my Young Authors Workshop. The children were very excited because the next day they were doing “author readings” in the store and the local newspaper was coming. They spent the better part of the class finishing the illustrations for their books they were going to share . . . → Read More: First There Was Yesterday…

Illustration Day – Day 3

Day three of my Young Authors Workshop was Illustration Day. We met my illustrator friend, Lynne Chapman from the UK, via website. The children saw video of how she goes about illustrating a book and then watched her do an actual page from her studio. Next they used Lynne’s how to draw lessons on her . . . → Read More: Illustration Day – Day 3

Gaining Perspective – Day 2

This morning I got up and set to work going out to do what I needed to do today along with all the other Bostonians all around me. A friend of mine wrote a blog entitled Finding Perspective that I read just before leaving the house. Not being up here in the city or being . . . → Read More: Gaining Perspective – Day 2

iTeach Kickoff!

So excited I can barely write – that’s a good thing, right? Today I leave for Boston to teach my first week long Young Authors Workshop. As of last night we have seven third and fourth graders who want to spend their school vacation writing! Yes, eight and nine year olds who CHOOSE to spend . . . → Read More: iTeach Kickoff!