Burry Bookstore is hosting an Author Meet and Greet
from 4:00 until 5:30 pm Hartsville Native Dan Easterling
will be signing copies of his new novel
This event is FREE and open to the public
The love of her boyfriend, Jim Roberts, an antique dealer she had met at the Isle of Palms the previous summer, is tested because of what Paula has done. She is confronted with the possibility of losing this special man, and faces charges with jail time. Jim has challenges of his own learning of Paula's secret life.
The FBI investigative team of John Dibbs and Albert Mendez are assigned to the case discovering that there are many possible suspects in a double murder and blackmail plot. The twists and turns are many as they attempt to capture the assailant in a shootout within the picturesque city of Charleston.
Daniel describes his novel in the three paragraphs above, but says that it's more than a suspense novel. According to Daniel, it has a little bit of everything, from the history of Charleston and St. Michael's Episcopal Church, to a providential love, which is evident throughout the book as his main character, Paula Cooper, seeks redemption from a bad decision. A statement about the pollution of our environment is also evident as a sub-theme.
Daniel Stephen Easterling, known in Hartsville as Danny while growing up, was born at Byerly Hospital on October 28, 1951. He attended school locally in Hartsville and played basketball, lettering six years for Hartsville Jr. High and Senior High. He is the youngest of four siblings and raised by a widow, Erma M. Easterling, whose late husband, H. C. Easterling worked at Sonoco Products Company as a precision millwright until he passed away of cancer in March of 1955 when Daniel was three and a half. Mrs. Easterling also passed away four years ago.
Upon high school graduation in May of 1969, Daniel attended the University of South Carolina from 1969-1972. For personal reasons Daniel withdrew as a junior to travel and live in different parts of the United States, i.e. Missouri, California, and Texas. Daniel also did missions work at an orphanage in Central America. He attended the University of Texas at Tyler in 1978-1979 while managing a restaurant, and then transferred to Howard Payne University, a private college in Brownwood, Texas. He graduated with honors in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts where he majored in Psychology with a minor in Political Science. He was twice named to Who's Who of America. Daniel returned to South Carolina in 1983 to live and work in Hartsville in the eighties. In 1991 Daniel moved to Columbia where he currently lives and works in sales. Daniel is divorced and has two grown children. His hobbies are travel, exercise, guitar, harmonica, and tennis. Daniel's second novel is due to be released in late 2010.