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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!

Vacation Weekend

This is the first weekend in almost a month my husband and I have been alone. We had some great things planned. Last night we went to the Cape Cod Art Bar. We took a bottle of red and two glasses and painted the Bourne Bridge amid lots of fun and laughter. We were pretty pleased with ourselves and the paintings now adorn the walls of my office/yoga room.

Today we went to Titcombs Bookstore for an author signing. Ronald Lasko, author of Tale of Two Rivers, was signing his book and giving a book talk. Lasko is an avid fly fisherman so this little experience was for my husband’s birthday, book included.

After the signing we went to get ice-cream and spent a lovely hour on the canal watching the boats come in and out of the marina. I remarked to my hubby that it felt like we were on vacation.

Upon arriving home, we settled in for the end of the British Open and the news with a Mojito. Sipping my drink, I perused Facebook to see how Sunday was shaping up for my friends. I have one friend who is recently retired and she and her husband are cycling in France. This was her post:

A description of appreciating life, just as it is, so beautifully depicted that I had to save it. I took the screen shot because I wanted to keep her words for a day when I didn’t feel so great about something in my life.

Today was not that day. Reading her post made me stop and realize that today I feel that very same way. I, too, don’t know how I came upon the sweet side of life, but I’m going to embrace it. I, too, just had a wonderful weekend with the love of my life; my best friend. We had a vacation weekend here at home. We are blessed to live in a vacation paradise, with so many cool things to do right in our own backyard. This is truly “the sweet side of life.”

And so, as another day goes by, thank you Shirley for your words, they made me stop and appreciate what I have right in my own backyard, how sweet it it to share it with the love of my life, and …I have written.

4 comments to Vacation Weekend

  • Donna Zeger

    I love it!

  • […] another successful Young Authors Workshop last week at Firefly Moon in Arlington MA and a lovely vacation weekend. There were all sorts of things to do: mailing pictures and thank you notes to parents, […]

  • Ronald F. Lasko

    Hi Linda,

    I am glad you enjoyed the program and thank you for purchasing A TALE OF TWO RIVERS.

    Good luck on your writing career and enjoy the book as it is about many women and the environment and not just the fly fishing. Best, Ron

    • L.B. Miller

      Thanks for stopping by, Ron. We both enjoyed your book talk that day! I’m next in line to read the book – when he’s finished! Lol! My picture book I illustrated just came out on Amazon this week as an e-book. It’s my first thing ever published and I’m beyond excited. If you have child with a tablet that you know, check it out. Take care!

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