Suzanne Collins began her career as a professional writer for children's television series in 1991. She worked on numerous projects for Nickelodeon and Scholastic Entertainment. While working with author and illustrator James Proimos, Collins was encouraged to venture into children's literature which was the start of a new and successful branch of her career.
Influenced by her own experience of living in an urban area, Collins was inspired to write her first children's series The Underland Chronicles. This five-part fantasy/war series became a New York Times bestseller. Her next series, The Hunger Games Trilogy, became an international bestseller and has since been adapted to film by Lionsgate. Her most resent book is an autobiographical picture book called Year of the Jungle, in which she employed the help of James Proimos to create the illustrations.
Currently, Suzanne Collins lives in Connecticut with her family and two kittens.
"Biography." Suzanne Collins. N.p.. Web. 10 Feb 2014. <http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/bio.htm>.
Literature "marketed towards teens and [containing] main characters between the ages of 12 and 18." It is plot driven, relatable and fast-paced. Young adult novels often deal with common themes like coming of age, self-discovery, and first love.
Literature classified as adventure is dominated by fast-paced action. It involves risk, danger and excitement. The events of a story are more remarkable and extraordinary than everyday life. As a result of the action, a hero may change over the course of the story. While not always, the story may involve empire-building and may be set in an exotic or distant location.
Dewan, Pauline. "The Adventure Genre." Children's Literature Classics. N.p.. Web. 10 Feb 2014. <http://childliterature.net/childlit/adventure/>.
Literature that falls within the sci-fi genre often incorporate science and technology in their stories. Stories must adhere, at least in part, to the principles of science and must be somewhat believable. It is often written in the future, in space, in a different world or another dimension. Science fiction has a human element and often revolve around how new discoveries and scientific developments might effect us in the future.
"Definition of Science Fiction." Read Write Think. NCTE/IRA, n.d. Web. 10 Feb 2014. <http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson927/SciFiDefinition.pdf>.