History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Avatar of Freya Cover Reveal!

| January 18, 2022

I’m putting together the first of my 2022 short story collections, which means it’s time for a cover reveal! Avatar of Freya will collect four stories about Friday Jones, aka Dulcamara, a Cobalt City hero who is an avatar of the Norse goddess Freya. She’s got some awesome plant-related powers and a variety of other young […]

My Patreon in 2022!

| January 13, 2022

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! Backers at the $3 per month level get ebook copies of my self-published books, and I’ve got at least […]

Black Comic Book Festival Online!

| December 22, 2021

If you’re looking for an awesome online festival, check out the 10th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, online from January 13-15, 2022! It’s free to attend virtually. If you happen to be in the New York area and want to attend an in-person event, there are also some in-person events, including a shopping area. You […]

Three Cool Kickstarters!

| December 15, 2021

There’s always a lot of cool stuff to be found on Kickstarter, but here are three projects that have caught my attention! The first is From Big Idea to Book: Create a Writing Practice that Brings You Joy. While many books on writing advice retread the same territory that many experienced authors have already covered, […]

Unfixed Timelines 2 Launching on Channillo!

| December 14, 2021

It’s been a little while since I’ve launched a book on Channillo, but as of today, you can read the first story in Unfixed Timelines 2, “Nochnaya Serenada,” on Channillo with a subscription! Each Tuesday through the middle of March, I’ll post a new story or essay on some of the historical elements of the stories, […]

Patreon Picking Back Up!

| December 7, 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! Things have been slower the past couple of months, but I’m getting things back to normal on the writing […]

Superhero Book Sale!

| November 25, 2021

If you’ve been considering getting one of my superhero books, the majority of the ebooks are a part of the Superhero-Fiction Black Friday sale, beginning tomorrow and running through December 2nd! You can pick up my books and other ebooks featuring superheroes, and all of the ebooks in the sale are only 99 cents! Heck, […]

Signed Books on Etsy!

| November 23, 2021

Since DefCon One Publishing isn’t doing any shows this holiday season, or for the foreseeable future, we’re now offering selected signed books via Etsy! The majority of the books we have available are things I’ve edited, and we don’t have any of my releases from 2020 or 2021 on hand. But if you’ve always wanted […]

New Publications in October 2021

| November 4, 2021

October was a BUSY month for new publications for me, with stories out throughout the entire month, plus one poem! “Just Smile,” a flash piece, was my first publication of the month at The Dread Machine. It’s a yokai story, this one about the hari onago. If you’ve heard of this yokai before, you’ll understand […]

99 Tiny Terrors Anthology Kickstarter!

| October 21, 2021

I’m super excited for the 99 Tiny Terrors anthology, because it includes a tiny terror by Yours Truly! My story “Vantablack” will appear alongside 98 equally bite-sized bits of horror. (Yeah, you read that right, I wrote a horror story!) There’s currently a Kickstarter that runs through the end of the month. If you back and […]