Only One Person Ever Dated Nancy Drew

4. Carolyn Keene is a pen name, the first books were actually written by Mildred A. Wirt Benson

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Mildred A. Wirt Benson was only 24 when she was hired by Stratemeyer to write the Nancy Drew novels under the Pen Name, Carolyn Keene. She has since been succeeded by several writers who continue to step into Keene’s shoes.


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