Suzanne Marie Collins (b. August 10, 1962) is an author of speculative fiction for kids and a screenwriter. She was born to a military pilot and spent her childhood in fear of losing him (that Vietnam thing, y'know), and it shows.
By far her best known work is The Hunger Games and its sequels, but she also wrote The Underland Chronicles for a younger audience. Before her career as a novelist, she served as a writer on several Nickelodeon shows, including Clarissa Explains It All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, and the Kids' WB! cartoon Generation O!.
Works by Suzanne Collins with their own trope pages include:<!—index—>
- The Underland Chronicles
- The Hunger Games
Her works contain examples of:
- Deconstructor Fleet: Both series she's written are much darker than most other YA fare, and deal with realistic consequences of the worlds they inhabit.
- Signature Style:
- Her preferred strokes include: young heroes with younger siblings they would do anything to protect; deadpan snarkers, world-weary mentors who use sarcasm and put-downs in their training, authority figures who later turn out to be evil, a balance of good and evil to both sides, beloved characters dying suddenly, and villains somehow connected to white.
- Also, war is definitely a nightmare.
- She also likes to end chapters (and sometimes books) with a Wham Line.