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Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Slow Month for Patreon

| September 9, 2021

Did you know that I have a Patreon? I do! It’s a way for my fans to throw a small amount of money my way to support my writing and learn about what I’m working on! I haven’t reached my first goal, which involves a monthly video of me reading one of my stories or […]

New Stories out in August 2021

| September 7, 2021

I had three new stories out in August this year! The first is “Gratitude,” in Silver Blade. This is my tribute to “Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should” from Jurassic Park. In this case? Velociraptor street cleaners trying to learn about emotions. It’s […]

Death in the Mouth on Kickstarter

| August 18, 2021

Death in the Mouth will be an anthology of horror by authors of color, edited by Sloane Leong and Cassie Hart. In addition to short stories, they will have an abundance of art included in the anthology, by artists of color. They’ve solicited stories from some authors, but if the project funds, they plan to […]

Patreon and Future Publishing

| August 12, 2021

Did you know that I have a Patreon? I do! It’s a way for my fans to throw a small amount of money my way to support my writing and learn about what I’m working on! I haven’t reached my first goal, which involves a monthly video of me reading one of my stories or […]

New Moons Under Which to Sleep Out Today!

| July 20, 2021

Today’s the day! My first ever book of science fiction stories, New Moons Under Which to Sleep, is out! This collection is an interesting one, as I don’t typically consider myself a sci-fi author. However, every story in this collection has been previously published! So I guess maybe I’ve written a few sci-fi stories after all! […]

New Stories and Poetry Out Recently!

| July 8, 2021

I’ve had two stories and one poem published recently, all of which are available online! The first is “Wishes without a Birthday Cake,” in Land Beyond the World. This story came out of a writing sprint class that I took with K. Tempest Bradford (which I talked about here). The story underwent some revisions to […]

Coming This Fall: Chrysanthemum and Marigold Marsh, Girl Detectives

| July 1, 2021

If you enjoyed my middle grade detective mystery, The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby, you’re going to enjoy the book I’m putting out this fall: Chrysanthemum and Marigold Marsh, Girl Detectives. This book will collect three Marsh sisters stories: “The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue” (their first appearance, and the first story I ever published) […]

Cover Reveal for New Moons Under Which to Sleep!

| June 22, 2021

My next book is just around the corner, with a release date of July 20th! New Moons Under Which to Sleep is a collection of sci-fi stories and poetry. All of the stories have been published previously, while the poems are a mix of previously published and new to this collection, which takes its title from […]

Intercity Illusions Out Today!

| June 15, 2021

My latest collection, which is all urban fantasy stories and poetry, is out today! You can find Intercity Illusions in print and ebook formats. This collection is primarily previously published stories, but there are six new stories that are currently exclusive to this collection. Several of the poems are also previously published, while a few […]

“Superstitions” at Manawaker Studios Flash Fiction Podcast

| June 8, 2021

My story of ships, magic, and rats has been podcast! You can find “Superstitions” at Manawaker Studios Flash Fiction Podcast. “Superstitions” started as a Drawlloween piece in 2018. It was published in Theme of Absence in early 2020, and now it’s got an audio version for folks who prefer to listen to stories read to them. […]