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John Coyne (1937- ) is a best-selling author of more than twenty nonfiction and fiction books, including a number of horror novels, while his short stories have been collected in "best of" anthologies such as Modern Masters of Horror and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. A former Peace Corps Volunteer and a life-long lover of golf, Coyne has edited and written a number of books dealing with both subjects, the most recent of which is his novel The Caddie Who Knew Ben Hogan.
Coyne was born in the mid-western United States; at age twelve he began working as a caddie at Midlothian Country Club near Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Saint Louis University, he served in the Peace Corps from 1962 to '64, teaching English in a secondary school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He currently lives in Pelham Manor, New York, with his wife and son, where he works in communications and edits PeaceCorpsWriters.org.