Sunday, May 6, 2007

Why "Just Like the Nut"?

Welcome to Post #1 of "Just Like the Nut"!

I am a children's writer working on a mystery series. If (when!) a publishing house decides to buy my book(s), I am planning to publish under a pen name ... my maiden name, to be specific.

Linda Acorn.

Until I married seven years ago, whenever I told someone my last name, they'd give me a quizzical look.

"Acorn?" they'd ask.

"Yes," I'd reply. "Just like the nut."


Disco Mermaids said...

Let me be the first to welcome Just Like the Nut into the blogosphere.

- Jay "Macadamia" Asher

LindaBudz said...

Thanks, Jay, so pleased you stopped by! I never knew your maiden name was Macadamia!

Lisaamowitz said...

Love the title!!!! This is exciting I get to visit with you all the time!!!!

Love, an ACTUAL nut!

LindaBudz said...

Lisaamowitz said...
now I get to visit with you all the time!!!!

Oh, my, what have I unleashed? Just keep it clean, OK, Lis?


Paul said...

Just blogged over from Childrens Writers and Illustrators forum. Just love the name, very catchy and welcome to the wide world of blogging.

Writing for the King,


LindaBudz said...

Hi, Paul! Thanks for the encouraging words! Just checked out "Hill Country Thoughts" ... nice!

Wish we had a Serene Bean here in Northern VA!

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda,
I sometimes comment on Joe's site and thought I'd pop over and say "Hi".
I love the name. Hey, I'm descended from Nutts AND Rattaballs!

All the best on your new endeavour,


LindaBudz said...

Hi, Robin! Thanks for popping in. My dad (Mr. Acorn) once shared an office with a guy named Pat Nutt and another guy whose last name was Lily (I forget his first name) ... and they worked at a botanical gardens!

Jack said...


And I thought it was the answer to the question, "Why did you marry Joe?"

LindaBudz said...

LOL! That answer to THAT question will have to remain a mystery.

Jack said...

So you still haven't figured it out?

LindaBudz said...

Oh, I know why. But I imagine there's not enough space in the blogosphere to try to explain it to anyone else.