My mother’s favorite books as a child were those in the Nancy Drew series. Because of this, I have often had a special place in my heart for them. The Nancy Drew series was written by Carolyn Keene. What many of you might not know is that Carolyn Keene was just a pseudonym. There was no such person. The books were actually created by many different people, including Edward Stratemeyer, who owned Syndicate Publishing, Mildred Wirt, and Harriet Adams (the daughter of the two).
I think the appeal of the series gets a little lost when one finds out it was not just one woman writer. I always imagined her sitting in her room, as I do when I write, coming up with these fantastic crime stories. The stories are still wonderful, though, so I guess it doesn’t matter whose mind they come from.
The movie Nancy Drew came out in 2007 and starred Emma Roberts, Julia Roberts niece. I think she is just adorable. The movie is a little cheesy, but I love it just the same. Here are some pics of her, her in the film, and a Nancy Drew cover. I hope you have a fabulous Saturday lovelies!