Best known for The Hunger Games Trilogy, author, Suzanne Collins, from Hartford, Connecticut has risen to star status in the literary field. Her works have sold more than 87 million copies worldwide.
Influenced by her college history teaching father, Suzanne learned about history, and especially war history, at a very early age. He was always very open to his children about his military career, including his time deployed to Vietnam Nam. She felt that her father had a sort of urgency to teach them, so they spent many family outings at one battlefield or another. Those tours were quite extensive and very comprehensive, giving her a learned sense of the meaning of war.
Suzanne began her career after graduation from graduate school at New York University. She started with children's television programs on Nickelodeon and the children's WB. It was with the WB'S James Proimos, who suggested she write books. Her first attempt was successful in The Underland Chronicles, and then followed by her hugely successful, The Hunger Games. By late spring of 2011, the first in the trilogy was adapted to film. Due to the immense popularity of her books, she was named one of Time Magazine's most influential people in 2010. The list is long and prestigious of the awards given to Suzanne Collins.