History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide vol. 6 Kickstarter is Now Live!

| August 22, 2019

I LOVE the Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide, which is why I always try to send them a story for inclusion. This year, their sixth volume will include the fourth story I’ve sent them, “Fixer-Upper.” It’s a story of sibling rivalries, family relationships, and hope for the future. Every year, they run a Kickstarter to fund the […]

Denizens of Distant Realms out now!

| August 20, 2019

My new collection of short fantasy stories is out today, entitled Denizens of Distant Realms. All six of the stories presented here could take place in the same world, or they could take place in six different worlds. In Denizens of Distant Realms, fantastical things intertwine in half a dozen fantasy short stories. Dragons and […]

Pulicon This Weekend

| August 15, 2019

This weekend, I’ll be at Pulicon with DefCon One Publishing. We’ll have a bunch of Mad Scientist Journal and anthologies I’ve edited, but we’ll also have our Cobalt City books (including my Sparx & Arrows) and my steampunk books! If you’re in the Puyallup area, Pulicon is at the Puyallup Public Library from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There’s a […]

Don’t Forget to Check Out My Patreon

| August 8, 2019

Have you checked out my Patreon lately? It’s a way for my fans to throw a small amount of money my way to support my writing! I’m getting close to my first goal, which involves a monthly video of me reading one of my stories or an excerpt from a longer piece! So if I […]

“Hashtag TPE” out now!

| August 1, 2019

Broken Eye Books has begun posting the stories in It Came from Miskatonic University to their Patreon, and my story, “Hashtag TPE,” is available now! It’s the story of a campus tour leader trying to keep all of her charges alive (and get them to enroll) during a tour of the Miskatonic University campus. This […]

Release Date for Denizens of Distant Realms

| July 25, 2019

Denizens of Distant Realms, my next collection of short stories, will be out on August 20, 2019! It will be available in ebook and print formats, featuring a cover by the awesome Leigh Legler, who jumped at the opportunity to draw me some fantasy critters! Leigh was able to get me a quick sketch of […]

Coming Soon: Denizens of Distant Realms

| July 4, 2019

I’m getting ready to launch my next short story collection, which will be called Denizens of Distant Realms, and feature six of my secondary world (meaning set in worlds that are definitely not our own) fantasy short stories. Within its pages, you’ll find dragons, cats, witches, magical items, demons, and, of course, mermaids. I’ll have a […]

Locus Weekend!

| June 27, 2019

This weekend is the Locus Awards in Seattle, and I’ll be attending for the first time! (No, I’m not winning anything, just attending!) I’ll be around on Friday evening and pretty much all day on Saturday, and I’m looking forward to meeting some online friends for the first time, as well as meeting other people […]

A Reminder about My Patreon

| June 18, 2019

Have you checked out my Patreon lately?  It’s a way for my fans to throw a small amount of money my way to support my writing! I’m getting close to my first goal, which involves a monthly video of me reading one of my stories or an excerpt from a longer piece! So if I get […]

History That Never Was at Washington State Summer Con

| June 13, 2019

This weekend, I’ll be at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Washington, for Washington State Summer Con. The event will have celebrities, cosplay, vendors, and more, and DefCon One is among the vendors. If you’re attending the convention, you’ll be able to find us in booth A57 all weekend! Razorgirl Press will also be in […]