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Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

I’ve Got a Patreon

| October 10, 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 […]

Talking about Brass and Glass with Nate Crowder!

| September 26, 2019

Last week, Nate Crowder, who is a part of our local writing group, interviewed me about steampunk, the Brass and Glass series, and writing in general. We talked about all sorts of stuff, even bringing in table-top RPGs and how they’re connected to what I write. And I gave him a little glimpse into what’s next […]

A Reminder about My Patreon

| September 12, 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 […]

Brass and Glass 3 Pre-Orders!

| September 10, 2019

We’ve just re-released books 1 and 2 of my Brass and Glass series via DefCon One Publishing, and now I’m pleased to say that Brass and Glass 3: The Boiling Sea is available for pre-order! Here’s the blurb for the final book in the trilogy: In the turbulent skies of the Republic, it’s not always […]

August 2019 Recap

| September 5, 2019

By the numbers: Stories out at the beginning of the month: 150 Acceptances received: 3 Rejections received: 109 Stories withdrawn: 7 (+1) Resubmissions: 106 New Submissions: 10 Stories out at the end of the month: 146 The numbers are all over the place this month. First up: the acceptances! I’ve signed all three of those […]

Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering and The Long-Cursed Map Re-Release!

| September 3, 2019

If you’re an observant follower of this blog, you might have noticed that the cover art on my main page for the Brass and Glass books changed recently. The reasoning behind this is that my previous publishers, Razorgirl Press, are closing up shop and released the rights to my books to me. Since book 3 wasn’t […]

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 […]

Brass & Glass 3 Progress

| April 25, 2019

I’ve turned around the first batch of editorial edits for Brass & Glass 3, which means we’re one step closer to publication! There will still be at least one more round of edits to do, so we don’t have a publication date yet. But every little inch counts in this world! If you want to get […]

In Sight of the Finish Line for Brass and Glass 3

| March 26, 2019

I’m so close to the end of my second pass edits on Brass and Glass 3 that I can almost taste it! By Sunday, I’ll be sending it back to my editors for them to review. Then they’ll have one more round of things for me to tidy up, and then it’ll go to the copy […]

Brass and Glass 3, Coming Soon!

| January 15, 2019

We’re getting ready to put the last round of work in on Brass and Glass 3, which is due out this spring (probably May). It’s still quite a process to get from a completed draft to a book, but my editors at Razorgirl Press are awesome to work with, and they help me get all of the nuts […]