6 Facts You Didn’t Know About Suzanne Collins

Other than killing off great characters during the Hunger Games, there’s a lot we don’t know about Suzanne Collins. Here are six facts for her birthday!

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She may have killed off a lot of our favorite characters during The Hunger Games, but we still want to wish Suzanne Collins a very happy birthday! To celebrate, here are six facts you didn’t known about her career as a writer.

1.Suzanne Collins’s career started at Nickelodeon where she wrote for children’s shows like Little Bear, Oswald, Clarissa Explains It All, and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo.


2. Collins was the head writer for Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford’s Puppy Days.


3. Although The Hunger Games is her most successful series, it was not Collins’s first best-selling series. Her first best-selling series was a children’s fantasy series called The Underland Chronicles.



4. As mentioned in another one of our articles, The Hunger Games was inspired partly by the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.


5. Her father’s career in the Air Force gave Suzanne Collins insights regarding poverty, starvation, and the effects of war, which helped her to write The Hunger Games series.



6. Suzanne Collins adapted The Hunger Games for the film herself.


Happy birthday Suzanne Collins! We hope you have a wonderful day. Just please, stop killing our favorite characters.


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