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!

When I Speak of Inspration

Very often I bring you things and people in this blog that have touched my life and inspired me to be better than I am today or to “go for it” and try to reach a goal. What I have for you today touches on something that means a lot to me and I need constant inspiration to do it – aging gracefully. We all age. There is no getting around it – we can't stop the process. What is important and what we can control is HOW we do it. If you've followed me long enough you know that both physical and mental care takes precedence in my life – after all, if I don't take care of my body, where will I live?

Today I want to share the story of a great lady that I have the pleasure of working with every week at the Mashpee Koko FitClub. She is the mom of the co-founder of Koko, Mike Lannon. On the morning I first met Diana Lannon over a year ago, I was a brand new fit coach and had no idea what I was doing. The club was full, the phone was ringing, and people were standing at my counter asking me to do computer things that were completely foreign to a Mac user on a PC. In walked a tiny lady wearing an orange jacket with an orange beret perched perfectly on her head. I introduced myself and then watched her set up on the machine next to my desk. She was amazing. She asked for a little help and we started talking. I was even more amazed to find out she was 89 years old. She didn't look a day over 65. When it was time for her to leave, she walked over and thanked me for helping her and patted my arm and said I was doing a good job. I had no idea she was our co-founder's mother, but just the fact that she took the time to say that, buoyed my spirits at a time when I was sure I was failing miserably at my new job.

From that day forward my face lights up and my spirits soar when Diana walks in the door. This week Diana is featured in an article in the local publication of the Cape Cod Pulse. I would love to share her story, written by Syrel Dawson, a Mashpee member, with you. Click on the link below and meet Diana Lannon, who just celebrated her 90th birthday and is my constant inspiration for aging gracefully.

And so, as another day goes by, it is my goal to be Diana when I, too, celebrate my 90th birthday, and…I have written.

90 Year Old Will Pump You Up

Written by “pumped up” Mashpee member, Syrel Dawson (below) – another inspiration in both aging gracefully and writing…congrats on the publication, Syrel!

 

 

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