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"Carolyn Keene" is a pseudonym for the authors of the Dana Girls and Nancy Drew books. The first Carolyne Keene was a journalist, Mildred A. Wirt Benson, who wrote many of the books starting in 1929. Later books were written by Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, the daughter of the books' publisher, Edward Stratemeyer. There have also been several other authors writing Nancy Drew books for Stratemeyer.