Despite The Buzz is educational, existential, and exciting!

Tamara is a lifelong writer.

The novel’s cautionary tale looks at technology’s toll upon learning, relationships, safety, and wellbeing. A mix of narrative elements makes it an engaging read. This colorful human-interest story is set in a public high school, depicting demands upon educators, pre-pandemic. A motivated new teacher raises awareness about screen use inside her Reflective Writing classroom, but she doesn’t realize there’s danger lurking. Contemporary communication dramatically impacts the diverse student characters. When an intimate act is shared over social media, an inciting incident demonstrates that the potential in our pockets could be lethal.

By providing understanding to those who grew up before and after current trends, this insightful book helps to build rapport among members from different schools of thought. A variety of people will relate to feelings of digital distraction, electronic accountability, and online exposure. The story is suited for mature readers ages sixteen and up.

For further details about the adult fiction, please refer to The novel was artfully designed by Ojai Digital, published by Blue Jay Ink, and is distributed by Ingram Spark. The paperback can be ordered online where books are sold and found at Timbre Books in Ventura, Barnes and Noble in Ventura, Poppies Art and Gifts in Ojai, Pixie’s General Store in Ojai, and Tecolote Book Shop in Montecito.

The next book club meeting will be held outside at Love Social Cafe in Ojai on Sunday, Nov.14 at 3:30. Tamara will be selling novels at Ojai’s First Friday (Mini Makers Market) event located outside Love Social Cafe (next to Pixie’s General Store) on Nov.5 from 5:00-7:30.

Local author Tamara Miller Davis is a fire-wife, mother of two, dance enthusiast, and U.S. Coast Guard veteran from Michigan. After earning degrees from Ventura College and Cal State Channel Islands, she began working as a substitute teacher, summer-camp ESL instructor, and tutor. A lifelong writer, Tamara has published articles, participated in poetry readings, won a countywide inspirational essay contest, presented penned pieces at dance exhibits, spoken on The Confident Healer podcast, and performed on stage via The Ventura County Star and USA Today’s Storytellers Project.

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