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Jun 27, 2019

In the grand tradition of novels likethe Handmaid’s Taleand 1984, Last Call - America: Last Call Before Darknesscompels the reader to envision a world not so different from our own, but with a dark twist.  So go the very best dystopian novels of past generations. We delight in the chilling suspense of what might befall us if we’re not careful… and even if we are. Why do we love them so much?  How does Last Call - America: Last Call Before Darkness written by author Debra Tash, deliver on the promise books in this genre make to all dystopian novel lovers?

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.