The inspiring life story of author, reporter, and adventurer Mildred Wirt Benson is recounted. Benson, who died in 2002 at the age of 96, is better known as Carolyn Keene, ghostwriter of the first 23 Nancy Drew mysteries. Hers is an inspirational story, particulary for avid Nancy Drew fans. She was responsible for developing the famous young character as an independent, bold, and risk-taking female sleuth. The program features contemporary video, archival films and photographs, interviews, and commentary by literary experts and family members who knew her best. The program provides an "insider's view" on how serial children's books of the 1920s through the 1950s were conceived, created, and marketed.