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SPRING LECTURE: THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE: HOW THE HARDY BOYS BECAME A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY
March 15 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
“THE STRATEMEYER SYNDICATE: HOW THE HARDY BOYS BECAME A BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY”
3-4:30 p.m. • Thursday, March 15
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
Fee: $15 General admission
Free to paid Academy members. Pre-registration suggested.
No event refunds. Tickets are transferrable.
Speaker: Don Bruns, author
In the early 1900s, long before the birth of James Patterson, the most prolific author in history was cranking out dozens and dozens of series for children and young adults. Edward Stratemeyer is a name almost no one has ever heard of, yet it’s a given that every adult over 40 has read one of his books. Father of the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Tom Swift, The Bobbsey Twins, and many more action-packed Young Adult books. He is a legend in publishing. How Stratemeyer started and succeeded is almost like a Horatio Alger book — a series that he wrote as well. Don Bruns will present a fun, informative look into the creator of the original Hardy Boys and the growth of the Stratemeyer Syndicate.
Don Bruns, USA Today best-selling author, has published 16 novels. The newest, No Second Chances, was released in March 2018. Bruns is a former advertising executive, songwriter, and stand-up comic. The creator of three series and a number of short stories, the Indianapolis Star says “Bruns is a master storyteller.” Strand Magazine claims “One of the best thriller writers today.” Bruns makes his home in south Florida where he is currently working on his 17th book.