History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Patreon Reminder!

| February 7, 2019

If you haven’t already checked out my Patreon, it’s a great time to do so! I’m close to reaching my goal of filming myself reading a story each month! And since I’ve written a lot of flash pieces in the past year, I’ve got a great backlog of stories to read! There may also be […]

New Mad Scientist Journal Kickstarter: I Didn’t Break the Lamp!

| February 6, 2019

Mad Scientist Journal (where I’m a co-editor) is currently running the Kickstarter for our sixth anthology! I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances, will be an anthology of stories about imaginary friends, things that go bump in the night, monsters under the bed, and other figments of an imagination. We’re hoping for a […]

Next MSJ Kickstarter Launches Tomorrow

| January 31, 2019

Tomorrow, we launch the Kickstarter for our next Mad Scientist Journal anthology. This one is titled I Didn’t Break the Lamp: Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances, and it will features stories about imaginary friends, things that go bump in the night, monsters under the bed, and more. If you’re interested in this sort of anthology, be sure […]

Upcoming Stories

| January 22, 2019

I’ve already had a couple of short story sales in 2019, which is fantastic news! My flash fiction piece, “Brick-Red Love,” will be published in The Arcanist in April. This was one of my Drawlloween pieces that I’ve finished, and I’m happy to find it a home. The other story I’ve sold is “Earworm,” which will […]

Check out my Patreon!

| January 10, 2019

It’s a new year, and if you haven’t already checked out my Patreon, it’s a great time to do so! I’m approaching my first goal, which will involve me filming myself reading a story each month! And since I’ve written quite a few flash pieces recently, I’ve got a great backlog of stories to read! […]

Wasteland Progress

| January 3, 2019

At the end of 2018, I wrapped up my revisions to Wasteland, and it’s currently going out to beta readers for their thoughts. I’m covering a lot of ground in this novel that I don’t really have much experience with, so it’s going to be very helpful to get some feedback! My hope is to […]

Winter Reads: Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5

| December 13, 2018

If you’re looking for a great read for a younger reader, or if you prefer to read things in the middle grade/young adult genres yourself, Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Volume 5 is now available in print and ebook! I’ve got a new short story in this volume, “The Magnificent Matter of the Mischievous Monkey,” which is […]

My Patreon

| November 8, 2018

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! I haven’t quite reached my first goal, which involves a monthly video of me reading one of my stories or an excerpt from a longer piece! […]

Now in Paperback: The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby!

| October 23, 2018

When I first published The Trouble with the Tick-Tock Tabby, I did my own cover. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the best plan, as it didn’t look good when I got a proof copy of the print book. So I made a plan to have an artist re-do the cover later. That’s finally happened. The inestimable Leigh Legler […]

Battling in All Her Finery is out today!

| October 16, 2018

The latest anthology that I co-edited is out today! Battling in All Her Finery includes twenty-one stories of women leaders, from queens, princesses, and generals, to musicians, CEOs, and activists. We’re super excited to see this book in the world, and we hope that readers of all ages will enjoy the stories of women leaders! You […]