History That Never Was

Home of Dawn Vogel: Writer, Historian, Geek

Video Recommendation: Penguins Visiting Other Animals

| March 25, 2020

I love penguins, and getting to watch them waddle around and visit other animals is a delightful distraction. The Nerdist has collected several videos of the Shedd Aquarium penguins visiting other animals now that the aquarium is closed to the public. Enjoy the distraction!  

Fun for Friday: Red Pandas Eating!

| December 7, 2018

Hey, we can’t always have writing-related content, right? Today’s Fun for Friday is this 2 1/2 minute long video of red pandas at our local zoo having some food. This is a momma and her two daughters, who were born at the zoo this summer. The red pandas are some of my favorite critters to […]

Want to hear me read stories?

| June 5, 2018

Would you rather have someone read you a story, or read it yourself? If you prefer the former, have you considered backing my Patreon? I’m getting close to my first goal, which involves a monthly video reading from me for my patrons! So if you back, you’ll get to see my face reading my words. […]

Have You Checked Out My Patreon Lately?

| May 10, 2018

If you like reading what I write, have you considered backing my Patreon? I’m getting close to my first goal, which involves a monthly video reading from me for my patrons! So if you back, you’ll get to see my face reading my words. And while I can make no promises about the helpfulness of […]

Getting Excited for Brass and Glass 2!

| May 8, 2018

We’re getting ever closer to Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map! To help tide you over, here’s a video of me reading a portion of Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering! Now’s the perfect time to read Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering if you haven’t already, so that it’ll be fresh in your […]

Posting Video of Readings

| June 19, 2017

Late last year, I was invited to participate in the Girl Cooties website, which features science fiction (and other speculative fiction) for women, by women. One of the suggestions for how I could contribute was by recording some of my stories. Initially, I thought “great! I just tested out recording in my closet for some songs […]