Born and brought up in Manchester, UK and holding degrees in Classics from the University of Cambridge and the University of Barcelona, Valerie Collins has devoted her life to the magic of words, as teacher, translator, editor and writer. In addition to In The Garlic, she is the author of more than 50 SpeakUp movie guides published by RBA Editores, numerous magazine articles and contributions to guide books. She has also published a number of short stories including the prize-winning Flight of the Eagle, I Love Lucy, Black Dress and the shortlisted Fat Girl. Her story Ecuador is featured in the Winter 2011 issue of Barcelona Ink magazine.
She is currently working on a novel: a picaresque hero quest in a magical city where, they say, paths intertwine and dreams come true.
Selected articles and stories: