I cannot get enough of dystopain novels. I like the thrill and suspense, but most of all I love relating a fictional outlook to our current experiences. Last Call – America: Last Call Before Darkness Falls is my new favorite dystopian novel. The book opens in a small town with a pair of sisters just trying to keep their family run diner afloat. The chilling tale takes a dark turn as blackmail, starvation, and slavery become themes throughout the novel. Debra Tash, author of Last Call, gave me more insight into the future she envisioned. With our freedom lost and government interference at its worst, this novel serves as a cautionary tale you won’t want to miss.
What inspired you to write your Last Call?
I live in a rural area. We farm, we also have a wedding venue. I saw the encouragement of government over the years. So much regulation, so much loss of property rights. I have always been intently interested in history. Private property, whether it’s real property or intellectual property, is key to the past/present success of our nation. Having been a property rights advocate I saw the bigger global agenda and the destruction of our sovereignty which is the basis for our individual freedoms.
Can you tell us about the book from your point of view?
It’s the story of ordinary people rising up in extraordinary circumstances to win back what they lost, their individual freedom.
What can readers expect from this book?
A story that may not be that easy to read, because in some way it hits too close to home. But I am hoping they find that there is still time, no matter their political stripe to salvage our country and to face the hard truth of what is happening to us now and fight it.
Can you tell me three fun facts about you?
- I keep chickens as pets. Not very satisfying companions but they do eat all the leftover scraps so I’m never guilty of waste. Being raised Jewish I’m always looking to be guilty of something.
- I have been a Toastmaster for years and have now devolved into perfecting rants instead of speeches. I am a very good ranter.
- I love traveling, meeting people and getting out of doing laundry for days at a time.
What are your plans for future writing projects?
Writing a piece right now set in 1945, just after the bomb was dropped. The protagonist is a scientist who worked on the Manhattan Project. Also want to edit a book I have finished called, “21 Days and It’s a Chicken.” Me and chickens again, eh? Set in 1962, mother and daughter living in the Fairfax area, L.A.’s borscht belt. Takes place over 3 weeks. Hint, they come out of their shells.
What do you want the world to know about Last Call?
That we must protect the individual, not the collective. In protecting the rights of each person, we prosper. And sometimes you have to fight to win back what you’ve lost.
How do you think your book relates to the world today?
Globalism is creeping into our lives. It’s happening every day.
What do you hope will be the everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book?
That they appreciate what we have in this country.
What should remain with them long after putting it down?
That they come away willing to stand up for freedom, and to appreciate it above all else.
If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours?
Because you want to know there is hope.