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!

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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The Writer As Editor

Last night in my blog group meeting we were having quite the discussion about editing. Some of us find editing easy. Some of us find it hard. Some of us take longer to edit than it did to write the post. Then we examined certain sentences in our “About Me” sections. We talked about the . . . → Read More: The Writer As Editor

Four Simple Words…Who Knew?

If you click on the “I Practice” icon in the upper left of my blog page, (link for those reading on the Cape Cod Children’s Writers page) Another Day Goes By you will be amazed at the wonderful writing education you could get at this site. I get them emailed to me everyday and I . . . → Read More: Four Simple Words…Who Knew?

Choose – You Can

I just got home from my Cape Cod Children’s Writers critique group. Since I’m not writing right now because I’m illustrating, I didn’t bring a piece to share. I brought some of my artwork for the book I’m working on, shared that and sat back to listen carefully to the readings of the night.

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What’s Your Story?

Today the Cape Cod Children’s Writers held one of our writing retreats where new writers bring their tender, new-born work to be critiqued. I love working with writers who sit in the same seat I sat in two years ago – scared, holding the very first thing I’ve ever written. I remember being so nervous . . . → Read More: What’s Your Story?

A “New” Writer?

If you don't know Keith Jennings, get to know him through his Sunday newsletter, Root Notes.

A few weeks ago I published a post about Keith's newsletter on his resolutions. Keith is a writer and shared with us some very wincing things we do when we write, and his resolutions to fix them. I . . . → Read More: A “New” Writer?

Be Yourself…and..

This blog challenge is just the thing for January, which is usually a long, cold, uneventful month. I've met so many wonderful, creative souls who have gone out of their way to encourage me. I sit at night until the wee hours of the morning reading all the wonderful blogs on the Ultimate Challenge Facebook . . . → Read More: Be Yourself…and..

Stop & Think – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog

Last night, at our Cape Cod Writers Center Writers Night Out in Hyannis, my dear friend, Christine Merser, was our guest speaker. Christine, owner of Blue Shoe Strategies marketing and the blog at Freesia Lane.com, gave a wonderful presentation on how writers can effectively use social media to get their work in front of your . . . → Read More: Stop & Think – Cape Cod Children’s Writers Blog


Today I had to drive home from NY to Cape Cod. I had been watching hurricane Sandy creep closer to my beach home all weekend, trying to determine the best time to make my getaway. According to the Boston news things weren't supposed to get rough until late afternoon. My best bet was to leave . . . → Read More: Hurrycanes

About Those Horoscopes

All my life I've loved reading my horoscope. When I was twelve I sincerely believed it would forecast my future. By the time I was twenty, I was certain it did. It took a few more years before the generality of horoscopes became apparent to me.

Today I still enjoy them. Sometimes they provide . . . → Read More: About Those Horoscopes