About Me

About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer. 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 Marsh Side

Today I sit on the marsh side. For such a long time I sat on the ocean side, but today strength and wisdom are coming from time on the marsh side.

During this pause I realize the ocean side dealt with all the turmoil of a tough time. Some days it crashed – angry and hard. Some days it just lay there, soft and quiet, with barely a wave. Other days – cloudy, rainy winter days – it cried my tears.

Today as I walked the shoreline I couldn’t feel any of that. Then I rounded the bend by Scorton Creek and the pull to sit for awhile grabbed me. The marsh side is where it all ends up. The tides come in and go out, but not much changes. There is a sureness and a steadiness about the marsh side. I believe it’s where I go after the battle is done. After the anger has subsided. After the tears have been cried. After the years have gone by. After the lessons have been learned.

And so, as another day goes by, the marsh side is where acceptance and letting go culminate, the marsh side signals an end to the battle. From the marsh side I gain peaceful endings, and…I have written.

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