Charles Coyne was born in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. He was educated at the Riley High School and Hull Municipal Technical College. Coyne graduated with an honours degree in Chemistry from London University and worked as a research chemist for a number years. He also travelled extensively while serving as an Observer in the Fleet Air Arm of the British Military. Upon returning to England, Coyne obtained another honours degree, this time in International Economics, also from London University and became a management consultant.
Coyne thoroughly enjoys the process both of writing and narrating short stories. He has been writing various strange tales since the age of 17 years. Coyne has been married twice and has two children from his first marriage. He presently lives with his partner in Xaghra, Gozo.