Fanny Garcia was born in, what was then, Malabon, Rizal, now Malabon City. She is a teacher, writer (fictionist, essayist, scriptwriter), editor, researcher and translator. She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a master’s degree, and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing.

Garcia is a multi-awarded writer in the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature in the short story, essay, script, and children’s story categories. Her work was nominated for Best Story and Best Screenplay for the film Saan Darating ang Umaga? (Viva Films, Inc.,1983). Her books include Sandaang Damit at Iba Pang KuwentoApartment 3-A Mariposa St. Pitong Teleplay (co-editor), Apat na Screenplay (co-editor), Erick Slumbook: Paglalakay Kasama ang Anak Kong Autistic. (2005 National Book Award, Autobiography/Biography Category, Manila Critics’ Circle and 2005 Book Awardee, Fr. Miguel Febres Research Award, De La Salle University-Manila) and Family Album: Mga Piling Personal na Sanaysay/Salaysa.

Her short stories and essays are frequently anthologized in high school and college textbooks. Some have been translated into English and Russian. Garcia is a Professor at the Department of Filipino, De La Salle University-Manila and resides in Diliman, Quezon City.