I think it is really stupid that anyone can just edit this!!!!! Nancy falls somewhere in the middle of her friends, which may explain why the heroine struck a chord with girls in the 1930s. . Mildred Augustine was born on July 10, 1905, in Ladora, Iowa. Some things I liked and some things I did not like. She was then hired to write the first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of the Old Clock, published in 1930.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Benson was born in Ladora, Iowa, in 1905. She made her into a traditional sort of a heroine. I only published 23 Nancy Drew books, for which I am known, but I actually published over 130 books. Teenage sleuth and Mildred Wirt Benson. They ask a million questions. Until then, she had remained silent under the provisions of the contract with Stratemeyer and never received any royalties from publication, merchandising, or television or movie deals.
She came home and she was upset about that. Nancy Drew has become a cultural icon, and was one of the few early heroines for girls. In the current climate of social media and instant fame, it's hard to imagine that the original author behind such a well-known character remains largely unknown herself. What do you think of people who recast Nancy as a feminist heroine? His contract stipulated that he keep the identity of Carolyn Keene a secret, and when he didn't, Benson was rehired. That was never in my mind. No, I never read them at all. After Edward Stratemeyer's death, his daughters Edna and Harriet took over the business, and continued to write the outlines for the Nancy Drew books.
She received her education from Wellesley College. And in her day, that is what I had specifically gotten away from. Despite her sometimes-rocky relationship with the Syndicate, Benson appreciates her time with Nancy Drew. I love all of her Nancy Drew books, though I haven't yet read them all, and she should write more!!! Some of them are mistaking freedom for license. Benson was recognized by the series publishers as the author of these volumes in 1993. Nancy Drew books, in one form or another, have been popular for more than 70 years. I wrote from early morning to late night for a good many years.
Edward Stratemeyer's daughter, Harriet Adams, also wrote books in the Nancy Drew series under the pseudonym. Nancy Drew, Then and Now The Nancy Drew books feature the female lead as a curious, resourceful, independent, clever young woman who not only solves numerous mysteries, but is also capable of getting herself out of difficult and dangerous situations. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the and see a list of open tasks. Mildred wrote 23 of the original 30 Nancy Drew Mystery Stories®, including the first three. Thirteen years later she was publicly acknowledged as the original author of the Nancy Drew stories; in 1994, the University of Iowa hosted a Nancy Drew Conference in her honor.
Updates and modern Nancy Drew series, still published under the Carolyn Keene pseudonym, include The Nancy Drew Files, The Nancy Drew Notebooks, Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew currently in print , and Nancy Drew Girl Detective currently in print. While in graduate school, she applied for a job with the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a children's publishing company started by author and entrepreneur Edward Stratemeyer. Though the independent, high-spirited character was created by Edward Stratemeyer in the 1920s, the ghostwriter Midred Wirt Benson -- using the pseudonym Carolyn Keene -- wrote 23 of the original 30 volumes in the Nancy Drew series, including the first book, The Secret of the Old Clock. They were under my own name. Oddly enough, I hear from some about books that I never wrote. The common practice of hiring ghostwriters contractually required the Stratemeyer Syndicate ghostwriters to remain anonymous.
Stratemeyer hired Mildred Augustine in 1926 to write the final volume in the Ruth Fielding series. Though he wrote the multiple-page outlines for the first number of volumes, Stratemeyer hired ghostwriters to flesh out the stories and make the characters come to life. I used to answer every letter. She was just a person who believed in her own freedom. What did your readers get from Nancy? Benson wrote volume twenty-three, Ruth Fielding and her Great Scenario, and was hired to ghostwrite several other texts. Carolyn Keene is the pseudonym of the authors of the Nancy Drew mystery series, published by the Stratemeyer Syndicate. That takes a good deal of work.
Edna contributed 10 plot outlines before passing the reins to her sister Harriet. That's like saying there's no Santa Claus. Who am I talking about? In addition, the Keene is credited with the Nancy Drew , and the. How did you feel about being Carolyn Keene? Distribution is everything in the publishing business. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section. In 1985, the Syndicate was bought by publishers ; the Drew books are now handled by Mega-Books, a New York.
In my fan mail that I receive, they say that they were inspired to go do things for themselves, to go build themselves careers. Problems began, however, when Karig leaked his name, and authorship, to the Library of Congress. An unsigned comment by , 216. Associated Press articles: Copyright © 2016 The Associated Press. Benson was well known throughout the Midwest as a journalist, working for both The Toledo Times and The Toledo Blade, for which wrote a column until shortly before her death in 2002. She got a degree in English from The University of Iowa in 1925, then got her masters degree in journalism in 1927.