At the age of 15 he passed the entrance examination at the conservatory of music in Cologne, where he studied piano and percussion. He played guitar in a punk band and worked as a piano teacher. At the same time he wrote radio plays, television sketches and radio series. His first book for teens, "Immer cool bleiben" (Stay Cool), was published in 1993.
After that he published more than 90 books for children and teens that were translated into more than 12 languages.
Christian Bieniek died in Düsseldorf in 2005.