History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Have You Read Cross & Circle?

| August 13, 2019

Have you read my paranormal suspense novella, Cross & Circle yet? If you like delving into mysteries with a little bit of magic, you might enjoy this book. It’s a very quick read, too, perfect for a short bit of downtime. If you have read Cross & Circle, I’d love it if you left a review for […]

“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 […]

Nineteenth Century Pageantry in Unfixed Timelines

| July 30, 2019

In nineteenth-century America, pageantry became “a thing.” Many of the pageants had backgrounds in nativism and nationalism, and others delved into racist and classist origins as well. But in spite of (or perhaps because of) heir origins, they can be a fascinating look at American culture in that time period. They’re also FULL of all […]

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 […]

Minimal Powers for Maximum Potential

| July 23, 2019

When I originally wrote “Fortissimo Possibile,” it was for a specific anthology call that wanted stories of super heroes with minimal or “useless” powers. But even the most minimal of powers can actually be useful–it’s just all in the way they’re applied. At first glance, Leila, the main character of “Fortissimo Possibile” is a divorced […]

Teenage Witches in Volatile Figments

| July 18, 2019

Sometimes, the inspiration for one of my stories comes from a meme. There was a meme going around a while ago (which, of course, I can’t find now) that said something along the lines of, “sure, everyone wants me to have school spirit, but when I summon spirits in the gym, that’s going too far.” […]

A Story from a Spooky Camp

| July 16, 2019

If you’ve got some extra time for reading this summer, and you like your summer reads to be spooky, check out Camp Haunt! Camp Haunt grew out of my love for going to camp in the summers of my childhood, combined with a love for all of the creepy things that COULD happen at a […]

What’s New on My Patreon?

| July 11, 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! If you back it, you get the opportunity to see some of the things I’m working on in various stages in the process. Sometimes it’s snippets from a short story […]

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 […]

Coming Soon: Brass & Glass 3

| June 25, 2019

We’re getting ever closer to having Brass & Glass 3 ready for purchase, with a current target date of mid-August! The third book will be the final book in this series, but it doesn’t mean we’ve heard the last of Svetlana and her crew. I’ve got several ideas for short stories to write using the same […]