Quite a feisty exchange.
Debra Tash is an award winning American author, journalist and accomplished speaker. Her books have won multiple awards and been sold nationwide.
Debra was born in Los Angeles where she honed her writing skills through various creative outlets including painting, with a few of her pieces touring internationally in Japan.
She also worked as a Docent at the world renowned Getty Museum and Getty Villa where she gave tours and spoke on historical figures and art.
She gets her inspiration from current and past events, focusing on positive morals and uplifting themes. Her most recent book “Last Call America" focuses on the not so distant future and takes the current American political climate to a chilling collusion. From columnist Rich Eber’s review: “Last call America is a page turner…the pay-off is a thought provoking book which is well worth spending the time to read.”
Debra served as Editor in Chief of Citizens Journal, a Ventura County based online news site that covers current and breaking news in the Ventura and Los Angeles County.
She has given lectures for such organizations as the DAR, The American Associated of University Women and the Southern California Federated Women’s Club.
She has served as a panelist at the Historical Novel Society’s North American Conference.
Debra currently resides in Ventura County where she is a mother, activist and passionate about literacy and education for children.
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.
Richard Eber, Columnist: "Last call America is a page turner. Although parts of it are disturbing, (I had bad dreams one night) the pay-off is a thought provoking book which is well worth spending the time to read."
Daniel Casey, Misanthropester: "Tash has written a very astute historical document, which should come to no surprise given her love of history but her skill in relating it...She is able to write what many would consider a staunchly patriotic novel filled with action and the highest stakes patriotism can imagine."
Midwest Review: "A riveting dystopian novel of the first order, "Last Call - America" by novelist Debra Tash showcases the author's natural talent for deftly crafting memorable characters and impressive skills at narrative storytelling. While very highly recommended, especially for community library Contemporary General Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Last Call - America" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $3.99)."
Phil Erwin: "Last Call – America is a bit of history, a bit of science, and a lot of heart wrapped into a fast-paced account of a fictional American future that may very well be much closer than we might want to believe."
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.
Quite a feisty exchange.
Some say America is at a tipping point and if we don’t speak up and act fast then our democracy can fall.Traditionally, dystopian novels have served as warning signs by showing us what could realistically happen in our world if we don’t correct our course.Today, author of Last Call – America: Last Call Before Darkness Falls Debra […]
By Naomi Fisher, Columnist In her latest book, “Last Call America” Ms. Tash gives us a realistic look at what could happen in our own United States. Through the eyes of a young lady caught up in the horror of martial law and a government out of control we watch her fall in love. We […]
Last Call America – Book Review By Katie Cocquyt Last Call America: Last Call Before Darkness, a new release by Debra Tash is an intense, cautionary tale written in the tradition of critically acclaimed novels, Fahrenheit 451 and 1984. Set not too far in the future, but far enough to give perspective, the reader is dropped into an […]
Last Call America! Debra Tash is an award-winning American author, journalist and accomplished speaker. Her books have won multiple awards and been sold nationwide. Debra was born in Los Angeles where she honed her writing skills through various creative outlets including painting, with a few of her pieces touring internationally in Japan. She […]
Come by and see Debra on April at the Los Angeles Festival of Books | April 13th 1 PM to 3 PM Location: University Park Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90089 (USC) Booth: 956 (Black Zone)