History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Camp Haunt, Only on Channillo

| March 31, 2020

I have one book that has never been released as an ebook or print book, though you can read it online at Channillo. If you like creepy, atmospheric stories told in a found document format, you should definitely check out Camp Haunt. Camp Fairmarsh, founded in 1883, has a long tradition of giving teenage girls a […]

“Drink Me” in Heroes of Necessity

| March 26, 2020

What happens when you mash up Spring Break in Cabo with Alice in Wonderland and a weird ability? You get “Drink Me,” one of my short stories included in Heroes of Necessity. I’m not sure which of the various ideas that I threw together for “Drink Me” came first, but I suspect it was the […]

Volatile Figments

| March 24, 2020

Volatile Figments is an ebook only collection of dark contemporary fantasy short stories, which includes some of the weirdest stories I’ve written. Here’s the official blurb: Dani finds the new director in her college theater department more than a little unnerving, but she has barely scratched the surface on just how weird things are about […]

Fun Steampunk Reads to Pass the Time

| March 19, 2020

If you’re looking for books to read to pass the time, may I recommend my steampunk series, Brass and Glass? It’s action and adventure with an ensemble cast, similar to if Firefly was on an airship. The trilogy is complete, so no need to wait around for the ending, either! You can find all three of them […]

Two New Stories Out Last Week!

| March 17, 2020

I had two new stories come out last week, both flash pieces! So if you’re looking for a quick distraction, check them out! “Fire Bad,” a flash piece told from the perspective of a cat named Bubblefluff, appeared at Page & Spine. This is another story of mine involving cats being descended from dragons, which […]

“Catch” in Denizens of Distant Realms

| March 12, 2020

Not quite eight years ago, my friends and I went on a writing retreat, and that excursion resulted in one of my favorite stories that I’ve written. “Catch” is a story of mermaids and love, and it wouldn’t have happened quite the way it did without that writing retreat. The house we rented was on […]

Cool Things at Patreon!

| March 10, 2020

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 […]

Mechanical Cats and Mystery!

| March 5, 2020

Chrysanthemum and Marigold Marsh, girl detectives, investigate a break-in at their family’s mechanical garden, and discover the culprit is a mechanical cat. After learning that the mechanical cat has only a limited power supply, they must find the cat to return it to its owner. But Dover is a big place, and there are Built […]

Two New Stories!

| February 27, 2020

I’ve got two new stories out recently! “Dakota Travis, Saurallero Extraordinaire” started out with a different title about riding a dinosaur. Ultimately, it turned into a flash piece that was still about riding a dinosaur, but in an obituary format about the first man to make an art form out of riding dinosaurs on other […]

Unfixed Timelines: Veli tis Artemidos

| February 25, 2020

When I was choosing stories to include in the first volume of Unfixed Timelines, “Veli tis Artemidos” was at the top of my list. Not only do I love this story, I also love the history behind it, because it’s just so WEIRD! A body so riddled with bullets that the person responsible for the death […]