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!

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!

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

I Forgot!

That’s right. I forgot. I forgot how hard it was to write lesson plans, create learning centers, and gather up all the materials. I am teaching my Young Authors Workshop in Boston next week during school vacation. I have six little gifted authors and want to give them a great writing experience.

Two months . . . → Read More: I Forgot!


Today I ventured to Boston and the 60 degree, sunny weather required anything but an umbrella, but by the time I was on the commuter rail home at 5 pm, I still needed them. Not only one, but a bunch.

About a week ago a Boston mom of a very gifted eight year old . . . → Read More: Umbrellas!