D.S. GETSON was born in North Carolina and grew up hearing Earl's story told at family gatherings. Online research and interviews with relatives fleshed out the details of an extraordinary tragedy which the author then fictionalized in-between-the-lines.
After earning Bachelor of Arts degrees from Duke University and a masters degree from Southern Methodist University, the author worked in marketing at for-profit and non-profit organizations, including stints as an expat in Taiwan and Malaysia. Prior published works include the young adult climate novels, Dry Souls and The Last Tree.