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This biography introduces readers to Suzanne Collins, the best-selling author of the Underland Chronicles series and the Hunger Games series. Her books include Gregor the Overlander, The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay. Readers will learn about Collins's childhood in the United States and Belgium, the influence of her father's military career, her early love of reading, and her initial work as a writer for television shows such as Clarissa Explains It All, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy, and Clifford's Puppy Days. Readers will also learn about her inspiration for her work, and where she hopes to take her career next. Collins's popularity continues to grow as the dystopian Hunger Games trilogy turns into box office hits. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Collins's childhood, family, education, and life as an author. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.