Introducing ...

Leslie McFarlane (1902-1977) was born in Carleton Place, Ottawa, but lived most of his life in Whitby, Ontario where a public school has been named in his memory. Among his occupations were: screenwriter; producer; director; and, newspaper reporter. However he is most famous for authoring many Young Adult Mystery series, the most famous being "The Hardy Boys" series written with the pen name Franklin W. Dixon. He also wrote the "Dana Girls" series as Carolyn Keene, the "Dave Fearless" series as Roy Rockwook, and the "X-Bar-X Boys" Series as James Cody Ferris.