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!

Who Invited Arthur?

I don’t know who invited Arthur to wedding week, but in spite of making things difficult, I’m glad he was here. He disrupted the debugging of my backyard and now that has to wait until Monday and he ruined the landscaping by dropping pockets of leaves all over the yard. My gazebo couldn’t be up and ready for everyone’s arrival on Saturday morning…etc.

But Arthur did provide a service. He made us all stop and focus on all that still needed to be done for the wedding. Arthur began bashing the cape with harsh winds and rain about 3 pm on Friday. It was as dark as night outside. My husband and future son-in-law, along with my daughter’s friend huddled around the TV cheering for Brazil. I had two graphic designers (Ashley and her boyfriend) around the kitchen table designing and printing the table signs and place cards. Bride daughter and I had a large whiteboard propped on a chair and we planned the seating chart. Then I glued starfish to the place cards and finished wire wrapping the rope decorations for the aisle seats.

If it weren’t for Arthur, we wouldn’t have gotten all this done in one afternoon. Also, the camaraderie doing it together in the storm would’ve been lost. We all felt good when we were done, poured drinks, and had an awesome dinner. We retired early to the beating of the rain and wind against the windows.

The next day dawned bright and sunny. We put up the gazebo with the help of friends and family. Everyone arrived safely and are now tucked away in their cottages. My husband and I sat outside last night listening to fireworks on the beach (we sent the kids down there) and realized how truly blessed we were.

And so, as another day goes by, even Arthur couldn’t put a damper on wedding week – complete with lighted palm tree…and I have written.

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