Charles Au Lavoie was born and grew up in rural Quebec, and has lived in Quebec City and Victoria, BC. He knew from an early age that he wanted to become a writer. He is the published author of novels, essays and articles for Canadian and European periodicals.

In 1998, Charles met a Filipina whose friendship opened his eyes to the experiences of Filipinos living in Canada.

In 2017, he published the novel Legacy of a Filipina. Podcast excerpts from his new collection of short stories, Goodbye, Philippines will be released from January to August 2021. The print version of the entire book will be published in August 2021.