Adam Joseph Goebel III was born in 1980 in Henderson,
Kentucky, a small town on the Ohio River across from
Evansville, Indiana. His parents, Adam Goebel of
Louisville, and Nancy Bingemer of Henderson, were both
social workers and met in Frankfort. His older sister
CeCe is also a social worker.
Goebel attended Brescia University in Owensboro,
Kentucky, where he received an English degree with an
emphasis in professional writing. Before becoming a published author,
he was a musician (guitarist and vocalist), a screenwriter (has
written five screenplays), a horse racetrack employee, and a record
MacAdam/Cage Publishing of San Francisco published Goebel's first
book THE ANOMALIES in April of 2003.
THE ANOMALIES was a Book Sense 76 title selected by
the nation's independent booksellers and was nominated
for the Kentucky Literary Award.
Goebel's second novel, TORTURE THE ARTIST, was released in October
of 2004, also by MacAdam/Cage. TORTURE THE ARTIST was the finalist
for the 2004 Kentucky Literary Award.
In fall of 2005, TORTURE THE ARTIST was published in German under
the title VINCENT by Diogenes Verlag, a Swiss literary publisher.
Goebel attended the Frankfurt Book Fair, and he and VINCENT were
featured in DER SPIEGEL, the German equivalent to TIME or NEWSWEEK.
Goebel's protagonists are intelligent rebels,
sensible madmen, and rejected dreamers disgusted by a
society that embraces Justin Timberlake. His prose
laments the absence of originality and morality in
Goebel currently lives in Kentucky, where he is engaged to be married,
writing a third novel, attending graduate school, and battling a