In addition to Debra Tash’s role as Vice President of a manufacturing firm, where she honed her marketing and management skills, Ms. Tash is an editor for a local online news site. She is also an accomplished speaker as well as having held leadership roles in property rights and other constitutional advocacy groups.
She has given lectures for such varied organizations as the DAR, the American Association of University Women and Southern California Federated Women’s Clubs as well as serving as a panelist at the Historical Novel Society’s North American Conference.
2004 EPPIE - Best Historical Fiction
The National Writers Association - Florida
Panhandle Professional Writers - Texas
CNW/FFWA - Florida State Writers
American Pen Women - San Francisco
In a devastated America, life has become brutal for the citizens who are living under Martial law. The government has been dismantled and is now being run by the Homeland Security Department. The entire United States military is also under Homeland Security’s control.
American Citizens are being herded into the major cities, striped of their rights and forced to work in factories.
An unlikely pair will forge an uneasy bond, first out of necessity then out of a drive to win back all that has been lost.
That cold New England morning Captain Jason Poole only wanted a hot cup of coffee while Rebecca Sanders just wanted the armed officer to leave the diner her and her sister ran. Rebecca wouldn’t get Poole out of her diner or out of her life and the Captain had won himself more than a cup of coffee that day.
Together they would struggle to lead a nation into revolution before the last call sounded and darkness fell.
Matthew Smith seizes Sarah Lloyd and her family as prisoners on a clear autumn day. Leading a party of British deserters, he now holds the family hostage north of Saratoga, New York.
The Americans have just won a decisive battle, the turning point in their revolution, but Matthew’s turning point is yet to come.
On another battlefield in Pennsylvania, the Lloyd’s oldest son struggles to find meaning in this war, while his twin sister remains trapped inside the British-occupied, rebel-capital of Philadelphia.
The fate of each one of these people will be forged together that brutal winter of 1777.