Friday, August 10, 2012

Post 69-Happy Birthday Suzanne Collins

Today is an awesome authors birthday and that author is Suzanne Collins! Suzanne Collins was born in Hartford, Connecticut on August 10,1962.Her father was an U.S Air Force Officer and growing up she moved around a lot.Her father told her storys about Vietnam and violence which inspired her writing later on in her life.Throughtout her life she has always been very intersested in Greek mythology and her Hunger Games trilogy is little based on some storys in Greek mythology.She graduted from Indiana University with a double major in Drama and Telecommunications.It wasn't until 1991 did Suzanne start her career as a writer.She started writing for children's television shows such as little bear and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo.She then got inspired and decided to write a childrens book series.So her first book was Underland Chronicles: Gregor the Overlander.Underland Chronicles included that book and four other books.The series was inspired by the plot in Alice in Wonderland and was very much liked by critics.But she didn't get popular until The Hunger Games Trilogy.She was inspired because of watching television and channel surfing.On one channel it was a game show and on another channel it was talking about the Vietnam war.She realized that if you mix these two together its deadly.Then she thought what if there were kids involved and that's how she got the idea.She had a better understanding of poverty and violence from her dad so the plot and story was easier for her to write.It ended up being a huge success and everyone loved it.I read the first book and I also loved it.It was such a big success that it was made into a movie.Collins is an amazing writer and I love her books! Thanks to god an awesome author came into the world on this day and to celebrate her birthday my quotes will be from her today!

      Happy Birthday Suzanne Collins!

"I don't write about adolescence. I write about war. For adolescents."-Suzanne Collins

"It's amazing to see things that are suggested in the book fully developed and so brilliantly realized through the artistry of the designers."-Suzanne Collins

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