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Suzanne Collins: One of the Most Powerful Moms of 2012

Suzanne Collins

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Working Mother compiled a list of women who have made (and are still making) a major impact on various fields such as social networking, technology, showbiz, etc. Our beloved Suzanne Collins has made the list as the Most Powerful Mom: Children’s Literature Star!

Suzanne Collins

Most Powerful Mom: Children’s Literature Star


Children: Son, 17, Daughter, 12

Suzanne Collins seems ubiquitous these days, with the kid-lit mantle proverbially passed to her by J.K. Rowling. Her bestselling book series, The Hunger Games trilogy, is still breaking records; and now there’s a blockbuster movie inspired by the first book—with more to come. Collins began her career working for children’s television, ultimately  becoming the head writer for the PBS show Clifford’s Puppy Days. She also wrote children’s books including The Underland Chronicles and When Charlie McButton Lost Power.

Congratulations to Suzanne for making the list!

The entire Hunger Games Singapore staff would also like to wish all mothers a very happy and joyous Mother’s Day!

Check out the entire list of Most Powerful Moms Here.

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Sources: Working Mother, via HGGirlOnFire.



Total Film Presents The Complete Guide To The Hunger Games

We are pretty sure anyone who is reading this article right now would have read ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy or at the very least ‘The Hunger Games’. However, if you are someone who had chanced upon this article or you have been hearing your friends or colleagues spouting words and phrases like Career, Capitol, Tributes, The Reaping etc. and have no idea what these mean, no worries. Total Film has put together “The Hunger Games: The Complete Guide“. It covers from short description about key characters in the books to main cast and staff working in ‘The Hunger Games’ movie. With this quick guide, you wouldn’t feel so lost again during conversations!

Suzanne Collins

1. Suzanne Collins

A 50-year-old mother of two, Suzanne Collins is the author of The Hunger Games. Before penning the novel, she spent most of her career working in children’s television, including scribbling stories for Clarissa Explains It All and Nick Jr. show Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

2. Camera shy

Somewhat fittingly considering the content of Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins is very rarely ever seen in public. Unlike JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer, she’s not welcomed fame, and often refuses to be filmed. She’s not even on Twitter…

3. Early praise

Collins’ first novel was Gregor The Overlander, the first entry in The Underland Chronicles. It follows 11-year-old Gregor, who finds himself dragged into an underground world populated by giant insects. With war on the horizon under the streets of New York City, Gregor goes on a quest that may lead him to his missing father.

4. The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games was published by Scholastic in 2008. By February 2010, it had sold 80,000 copies. There are over 2.9 million copies in print. The plot is set in a distant dystopian future, where every year, children between the age of 12 and 18 have to fight to the death on TV for entertainment.

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