Samuel Joeckel is Professor of English at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. Prior to living in Florida, he lived with his wife Tory in southern California, where he earned a Ph.D. in English from Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of The C.S. Lewis Phenomenon (Mercer UP, 2013) as well as a number of academic articles published in peer-reviewed journals. Golden Notes is his first novel.