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!

Y is for Yoga

Once again it’s time for the Fun Friday A 2 Z Blog Hop. (And I’m getting better – I’m doing it on Saturday instead of Sunday!) This week’s letter is Y.

Obviously and totally of course, for me, Y is for Yoga. Yoga is the way to put the mind, body and spirit together. I . . . → Read More: Y is for Yoga

Kept From Bikram

My schedule for the last three weeks and the next two, kept me from doing any Bikram yoga classes. I was out of town for most of that time and there were no studios within reach. The weeks I spend up here in Arlington are only doable exercise wise because I have a Koko Fit . . . → Read More: Kept From Bikram

A Day Off

Yesterday I took a day off. My daughters would laugh and say, "A day off from what? You don't work." Since they are still in the time of their lives when a typical job takes up five days a week, a day off to them just means you don't go to your place of work. . . . → Read More: A Day Off

Time Change Changed Me

Both yesterday and today I was up and out of bed at 5 am due to the time change. This is not so unusual. It's happens to a lot of us, but today, for me, it was as if someone flipped a switch when they pushed that daylight savings time button. I started in on . . . → Read More: Time Change Changed Me

I Feel Compelled

Being such a Bikram yoga enthusiast and being that a lot of my posts revolve around my practice, I feel compelled to share the best answer I have ever come across to answer the question: What is Bikram yoga? A blog that I follow regularly by Lisa Jones, entitled "The Here and Now", answered that . . . → Read More: I Feel Compelled

You ARE Your Thoughts

Today in yoga the instructor was trying to help new people stay in the room by encouraging them not to buy into the things their mind was telling them. He said, "You are not your thoughts." That sounded a little out of sync to me, even though I understood his intentions.

In effect, I . . . → Read More: You ARE Your Thoughts

4 Mats In A Hot Room

This morning my Bikram yoga buddies and I set up our camps and then went back out in the lobby. When we entered the room again, my friend said, "Oh! The mats look so pretty!" They did, and, of course my mind took off. Here's where it went:

Four mats in a hot room, lie . . . → Read More: 4 Mats In A Hot Room


Today was a day that could only be described by that one word – wrestling. I woke up with a headache that wouldn't quit. For me, that makes even the mundane tasks of breakfast and teeth brushing difficult. Next came prayer and meditation. It hurt to write or read anything. So I took frequent breaks . . . → Read More: Wrestling

Learning About Longevity

I have been doing Bikram yoga for 22 months now, five days a week. For 16 of those 22 months nothing was ever sore or ever hurt me between classes. In the last 6 months I have had issues with different muscles. Some days my glutes would hurt. Some days my chin, first one leg, . . . → Read More: Learning About Longevity

Tale of a Home Business

Monday morning I was standing in my kitchen with my hands on the counter, looking around while fear and anxiety slowly took hold. Three weeks ago, on a similar Monday morning, the same thing happened. Both Monday mornings were the start of independent projects for me. Getting my book published, and starting a small business . . . → Read More: Tale of a Home Business