The Mildred A. Wirt Benson website was created to inform collectors and the more avid series book researcher about this lively and spirited author. I am currently writing a biography of Mildred. This website is based on several years of research and interviews with Mildred. Mildred is known most famously as the first Carolyn Keene, ghost name for the popular Nancy Drew series, created by Edward Stratemeyer. Mildred wrote many short stories, children's books, and newspaper articles over the years after her first published piece, The Courtesy appeared in the children's magazine St. Nicholas.