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Adams, Harriet

Born: 1893 AD
Died: 1982 AD

1893 – Born in Newark, New Jersey.

1930 – Took over the Stratemeyer syndicate after the death of her father.

1953 – She become the new Carolyn Keene.

1965 – Found an assistant she deemed worthy to take into partnership. She was Nancy Axelrod, and graduated from Drew University.

1982 – Her death was lamented as the passing of "the real-life Carolyn Keene for more than half a century".

         – The years of investigation finally broke the secrecy behind Carolyn Keene’s identity. It was Mildred Augustine Wirt, now Mildred A. Wirt Benson who authored 22 of the first 25 volumes.