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|Born||Edward L. Stratemeyer
October 4, 1862
Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States
|Died||May 10, 1930(aged 67)|
|Resting place||Evergreen Cemetery
Hillside, New Jersey, United States
|Pen name||Victor Appleton, Ralph Bonehill, Franklin W. Dixon, Laura Lee Hope, Carolyn Keene, Roy Rockwood and Arthur M. Winfield|
|Occupation||Publisher and writer|
|Notable work(s)||Creator of the book series:
• The Bobbsey Twins
• Bomba, the Jungle Boy
• The Colonial Series
• The Dana Girls
• Dave Dashaway
• Don Sturdy
• The Hardy Boys
• Jack Ranger
• Nancy Drew
• The Rover Boys
• Tom Swift
He was one of the most prolific writers in the world, producing in excess of 1,300 books himself, selling in excess of 500 million copies, and created the well-known fictional-book series for juveniles including The Rover Boys (starting in 1899), The Bobbsey Twins (starting in 1904), Tom Swift (starting in 1910), The Hardy Boys (starting in 1927), and the Nancy Drew (starting in 1930) series, among others.
Early life and education 
He was born in [Elizabeth New Jersey|Elizabeth]], New Jersey.
|This section requires expansion with: information on parentage and education. (February 2012)|
He pioneered the book-packaging technique of producing a consistent, long-running, series of books using a team of freelance writers. All of the books in the series used the same characters in similar situations. All of the free lance writers were published under a pen name owned by his company.
Through his Stratemeyer Syndicate, founded in 1906, Stratemeyer employed a massive number of editors, copy writers, stenographers, co-authors, and secretaries. With their help, he greatly contributed to a new genre of juvenile fiction.
See also 
- List of children's literature authors
- List of people from New Jersey
- List of people from New York City
- List of publishers
- O'Rourke, Meghan (November 8, 2004). "Nancy Drew's Father – The Fiction Factory of Edward Stratemeyer". The New Yorker. pp. 120–129.
Further reading 
- Loh, Sandra Tsing (October 2005). "The Secret of the Old Saw – Nancy Drew Has Two Mommies". The Atlantic Retrieved February 11, 2012. (A book review of Rehak, Melania (2005). Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-15-101041-7.)
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- Colonial Series by Edward Stratemeyer at Gask Castle Press
- stratemeyer.org, a fansite on the Stratemeyer Syndicate
- Works by Edward Stratemeyer at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Edward Stratemeyer in libraries (WorldCat catalog)