History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Cross and Circle available for pre-order!

| July 20, 2017

My latest book, Cross and Circle, is a contemporary fantasy novella. Evie and Carlotta are expecting the imminent arrival of their first child when an unusual group of men claims to have come for their son. Building off of a pendant that one of the men wears and her own research into pecked crosses across the […]

Podcast Version of “One for Every Year”

| July 18, 2017

My slightly creepy flash fiction story, “One for Every Year,” now has an audio version! You can find it at The Centropic Oracle. Since it’s such a short story, it only takes about 7 minutes for the whole thing, so it’s great for a quick break in your day!

Write Like You’re Alive

| July 13, 2017

Last year, I took part in a month of creating called “Write Like You’re Alive.” The goal was to create something each day during the month of July. The end result was a collection of short stories, poems, and artwork. My personal contribution was a photograph I took in Kansas City. This year, Zoetic Press […]

My Patreon

| July 11, 2017

Did you know that I have a Patreon to let my fans help me create more fiction? Check it out here! Any level of support gets you access to behind the scenes looks at what I’m working on. Higher levels, of course, give you more. There are even levels at which you can get hand crocheted […]

Just Six More Days for the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide Kickstarter!

| July 6, 2017

If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out this year’s Kickstarter for the 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, now is the time! The campaign has about 6 days left, and we’re SO CLOSE to being funded! Even if you’re not interested in reading a book of short stories for kids, there are a […]

Coming Soon: Utter Fabrication

| June 27, 2017

Right now, we’re getting toward the home stretch for the latest Mad Scientist Journal anthology, Utter Fabrication. I’m one of the co-editors on our anthologies (along with my husband), and the process eats up a good deal of our writing time. But once we’ve read all of the slush, selected the stories, sent out the contracts, and […]

Funding Now: 2018 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide

| June 15, 2017

Last year, my story “The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue” appeared in the 2017 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide. I’m thrilled to be back for 2018 as well, with “Far from Home,” which is one of the very few sci-fi-ish stories I’ve written. The Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide series includes stories that are meant for children regardless of […]

Story sale news!

| June 8, 2017

I’m excited to announce that my story, “Salt in Our Veins,” will be reprinted in the Goddesses of the Sea anthology from Fantasia Divinity Magazine! I think this anthology is going to be a great fit for my story! I’ll be sure to post more details when I have them!

Unfixed Timelines available for pre-order

| May 23, 2017

If you like alternate histories, you’ll love Unfixed Timelines! I’ve collected five of my alternate history stories into this collection, along with brief essays that talk about the real history of the events and places that I have written about. Three of the stories, “Donning the Helm,” “Veli Tis Artemidos,” and “Salt in Our Veins” are […]

An audio version of a steampunk story!

| May 19, 2017

The very first story that I published was “The Recondite Riddle of the Rose Rogue,” back in 2010. It’s been reprinted a few times since then, and now, it’s available in audio format as well! This is a story with two young girls as protagonists (age 9 and 12), and it’s a very kid-friendly story, […]