English born author of 28 best-selling novels. Her books contain examples of:
- Anyone Can Die : Many characters, often in gruesome and unexpected ways.
- Expy: Most of the characters are based on real life actors and celebrities.
- Everybody Has Lots of Sex : And how!
- The Mafia : Chances and its sequels are based around the mafioso Gino Santangelo and his family.
- The Film of the Book: Many of Collins novels, notably Lucky/Chances and Hollywood Wives have been adapted into TV miniseries.
- Soap Opera : The style of Collins' novels is plot-driven, with Loads and Loads of Characters. Most end with someone getting shot or something blowing up.