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Suzanne Collins (Author Study)

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Suzanne Collins By: Paige Treadwell The Hunger Games Catching Fire Suzanne Collins was born August 10, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut. She has two older sisters and one older brother. During her early childhood, her dad was deployed to Vietnam to serve in the war. He was always informing Suzanne and her siblings about the war and was constantly taking them to war memorials. Suzanne graduated high school at the age of eighteen from Alabama School of Fine Arts. Soon after graduating high school, she started studying at Indiana University where she met her husband, Cap Pryor. Today, Suzanne writes novels, including The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games.

During Suzanne Collins' early childhood, her family was moving all the time. She was born into a family that had served in many wars. At the age of six, her father was deployed to Vietnam to fight in the war. When he returned, he was always taking Suzanne, her bother and sisters to war memorials. Suzanne's early childhood was shaped around the army and different wars. Biography As a young adult, Suzanne graduated high school from Alabama School of Fine Arts in 1980. She started college soon after graduating high school. Suzanne met her husband, Cap Pryor, while studying at Indiana University. She graduated college with a double major in telecommunications and theater and drama. Suzanne started writing scripts for children's television shows in 1991. Some of the television programs she is known for include Little Bear, Oswald, and Wow Wow Wubbzy.

Today, Suzanne has two book series; The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games. She and her husband have two children, and they live happily in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Suzanne has ten books published, with eight of them being novels. In 2001, she worked with Nickelodeon to write a few scripts. Suzanne has accomplished many things in her life. In conclusion, Suzanne Collins is a very successful lady. As a child, she learned many things from her father about the war. Both series, The Underland Chronicles and The Hunger Games, were a huge accomplishment in her career. Suzanne wrote many scripts for television shows. Suzanne helped Gary Ross direct The Hunger Games movie. Suzanne Collins looks forward to many more achievements in her career. In Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire, Katniss and Peeta are going on their Victory Tour, when the winner of the Hunger Games go from district to district to celebrate their victory. Before they leave, Katniss gets an unexpected visit from President Snow, and he told her that if she didn't convince Panem that she was in love with Peeta, he would kill her and Gale's family. In District 11, a man was shot and killed before their eyes for his rebellion against the Capitol. When they reached the Capitol, Peeta asked Katniss to marry him, but President Snow says that's not enough. After the Victory Tour is over, and they return home to District 12, Katniss meets teo people in the woods that say District 13 still exist. Katniss knows the Capitol detroyed 13, and doesn't believe them. Read Catching Fire to see if District 13 really does exist. Timeline 1962 Born on August 10, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut 1968 Suzanne's dad is deployed to Vietnam to serve in the war. 1980s 1980- Graduated high school from Alabama School of Fine Arts.
1981- Studies at Indiana University
1985- Graduated college with double major in telecommunications and theater and drama Books Wrote 1990s 1991- Starts writing scripts for children's T.V. shows
1992- Married Cap Pryor
1999- First book published; Fireproof 2000s 2001- Worked with Nickelodeon writing scripts
2003- First novel in The Underland Chronicles published
2004- Second novel in The Underland Chronicles published
2005- Third novel in The Underland Chronicles published 2006- Fourth novel in The Underland Chronicles published
2007- Fifth and final novel in The Underland Chronicles published 2008- The first book in The Hunger Games trilogy published; The Hunger Games
2009- The second book in The Hunger Games trilogy published; Catching Fire
2010- The third book book in The Hunger Games trilogy published; Mockingjay In Suzanne Collins' book, The Hunger Games, the Capitol of Panem hosts an annual Hunger Games where two kids, a male and a female, are drawn to fight to the death. The last one standing is the winner. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are the two kids from District 12 drawn to fight in the 74th annual Hunger Games. When only a few people are left standing in the arena, the gamemakers announced that if both tributes from their district were still alive, and they killed the rest of the tributes, both of them could live. Read The Hunger Games to find out who wins the 74th annual Hunger Games.
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