Missing Millie Benson: The Secret Case of the Nancy Drew Ghostwriter and Journalist

Missing Millie Benson: The Secret Case of the Nancy Drew Ghostwriter and Journalist

by Julie K. Rubini

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Growing up in Ladora, Iowa, Mildred “Millie” Benson had ample time to develop her imagination and sense of adventure. While still a journalism graduate student at the University of Iowa, Millie began writing for the Stratemeyer Syndicate, which published the phenomenally popular Hardy Boys series, among others. Soon, Millie was tapped for a new series starring amateur sleuth Nancy Drew, a young, independent woman not unlike Millie herself. Under the pen name Carolyn Keene, Millie wrote the first book, The Secret of the Old Clock, and twenty-two other Nancy Drew Mystery Stories. In all, Millie wrote more than a hundred novels for young people.

Millie was also a journalist for the Toledo Times and the Toledo Blade. At sixty-two, she obtained her pilot’s license. Follow the clues throughout Missing Millie to discover the story of this ghostwriter, journalist, and adventurer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780821445419
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Series: Biographies for Young Readers
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 673,625
File size: 22 MB
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About the Author

Julie K. Rubini is the founder of Claire’s Day, a children’s book festival in honor of her late daughter. She is the author of Hidden Ohio, Missing Millie Benson: The Secret Case of the Nancy Drew Ghostwriter and Journalist, and Virginia Hamilton: America’s Storyteller. But most of all, she cherishes her roles as wife to Brad and mother to daughter Kyle and son Ian.

Table of Contents

Author’s note 1: Ghostwriter Reappears 2: Little Ladora Girl with Big Dreams 3: College Days 4: Next Steps 5: New Name, New Character, New Beginning 6: Nancy Drew 7: Different Characters / Similar Lives 9: Sad Loss and New Beginning 9: Take Off! Final Clues: Nancy Drew Conference, Recognition, and Legacy Extra Clues Millie’s Timeline Millie’s Awards & Recognitions Millie’s Chronological List of works Glossary Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography

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