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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Suzanne Collins

In 1991, Suzanne Collins began her professional career writing for children’s television. She worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains it All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. For preschool viewers, she penned multiple stories for the Emmy-nominated Little Bear and Oswald. She also co-wrote the Rankin/​Bass Christmas special, Santa, Baby! with her friend, Peter Bakalian, which was nominated for a WGA Award in Animation. Most recently she was the Head Writer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days,and a freelancer on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! While working on a Kids WB show called Generation O! she met children’s author and illustrator James Proimos, who talked her into giving children’s books a try.

Thinking one day about Alice in Wonderland, she was struck by how pastoral the setting must seem to kids who, like her own, lived in urban surroundings. In New York City, you’re much more likely to fall down a manhole than a rabbit hole and, if you do, you’re not going to find a tea party. What you might find…? Well, that’s the story of Gregor the Overlander, the first book in her five-part fantasy/​war series, The Underland Chronicles,which became a New York Times bestseller. It has been sold into 21 foreign territories.

Her next series, The Hunger Games Trilogy, is an international bestseller. The Hunger Games has spent over six years to date on The New York Times bestseller list since publication in September 2008, and has also appeared consistently on USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. It has been sold into 56 territories in 51 languages. In 2010 Collins was named to the TIME 100 list as well as the Entertainment Weekly Entertainers of the Year list.

Lionsgate released a film adaptation of The Hunger Games on March 23, 2012, directed by Gary Ross who also shared screenplay credit with Suzanne and Billy Ray.

Her books have sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

Posts about Suzanne Collins

Monday 5th November

#166 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 2nd book in the Hunger Games series (sequel to The Hunger Games) written by Suzanne Collins released in 2009. Was turned into a movie in 2014 starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson (like in the first movie) and was directed by Francis Lawrence. No spoilers but let's just say 'the odds are never in our favor' and the 'library [is] all mahogany' -p

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Just a Quote

Recipe for a Hero

I procrastinate by analyzing the hero pattern from birth to death. If you’ve noticed that all the books you’re reading sound kind of similar, or you’re writing a story but something’s just a bit off about the hero, and you can’t quite put your finger on it, this post will explain why. Spoiler warning: don’t read this if you plan to but haven’t yet read the second book in the Throne of Glass series

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