FC: The Life Of Carolyn Keene | By Peyton Thomas
1: Carolyn Keene is a pen name, used by Mildred Wirt Benson. Benson also wrote under various other pen names.
2: Mildred Wirt Benson was born on July 10, 1905 in Ladora, Iowa. She died at the age of 96 on May 28, 2002 due to her health.
3: Benson became a licensed commercial and private pilot in her 60's. She also traveled all over Central and South America when she flew.
4: In 1927, Benson was the first women to receive a master's degree in journalism from the University of Iowa. She published 13 books a year at the same time she received her degree.
5: Mildred Wirt Benson wrote 23 out of the 30 Nancy Drew books. | They were generally written for the ages of 9-12.
6: Benson started writing at the age 14. She wrote books to show that girls could do the same things as guys.
7: Mildred is widowed twice and has one daughter, Ann.
8: Benson was a reporter and columnist in Ohio. First, for The Toledo Times and then, for The Toledo Blade for 58 years. | She retired as a reporter in January of 2002, due to her health.
9: Mildred Wirt Benson, one day took a title and a few sentences of an outline and turned them into a 200-page novels. Selling more than 80 million copies of the books in the series.
10: Nancy Drew was written to be a role model to many. She also is talented, independent, smart, and adventurous.
11: Benson generally got $125 per book. Some of these books were written under different pen names like Frank Bell and Anne Wirt.
12: Mildred Benson wrote a weekly column called 'On the Go with Millie Benson' Millie is a nickname, she was sometimes called.
13: Mildred Wirt Benson wrote other books that weren't in the Nancy Drew series.
14: These are some of the books Mildred Wirt Benson wrote: -The Secret of the Old Clock -The Quest of the Missing Map -Mystery of the GLowing Eye -The Bungalow Mystery -The Hidden Staircase
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16: Nancy Drew's friend Ellen decided to take a house keeping job. But something mysterious is in the studio of the house.
17: Ellen's dad then needs help finding his long lost brother and the other half of a treasure island map. Nancy takes on both cases. People follow her and steal her purse, while trying to find the map!! What will she do?
18: Did they find the treasure?Did Mr. Smith, Ellen's dad, find his long lost brother? Read, and find out.
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