Sunny Days of Rain

May 20th, 2022 Yesterday I went outside to pick up dinner. I could see the bright sun shining through the window before I left, so it was strange when I walked through the door and found that it was raining. For all the weather we get here, it felt like the most emotionally relatable. AllContinue reading “Sunny Days of Rain”

Cold World is Real

May 9th, 2022 Cold World is here. I made a video, duh, but if you prefer, I also transcribed the words for you to read. “Good morning, everybody! I’m Dennis, if you don’t know who I am, now we’re friends. I’m making this video because today I received my shipments of my new book, myContinue reading “Cold World is Real”

Star Wars Day 2022

May 4th, 2022 Happy Star Wars Day. I have written at length about my love for that galaxy far, far away several times (even recently, as I was going through my first viewing of the Clone Wars television series), so I’ll keep it light (side) today. Cold World is a love letter to many things.Continue reading “Star Wars Day 2022”

Cold World = Complete

April 28th, 2022 Cold World is finished. In the early morning, I locked the final draft, and it is currently in production in two printing facilities and will start existence as a real book in just a few weeks. Whew. This is my view when I create something, my editing partner who reminds me toContinue reading “Cold World = Complete”

Cold World Release Party!

April 23rd, 2022 I have percolated news to share! On June 4th, I’ll be having my Cold World release party at none other than the premiere coffee company in Faribault, Mighty Fine Coffee! Two things you need to know about Mighty Fine: 1. Their coffee is jaw-droppingly good (and I’m not only saying that becauseContinue reading “Cold World Release Party!”

Ain’t No Party Like a Faribault Party

April 20th, 2022 Attention, citizens of Faribault! (Faribaultians?) I made the realization that, though I consider myself from Faribault and have set most of my stories in or around Faribault, I’ve never actually had a release party for one of my books down there. Let’s change that! If you or someone you know owns aContinue reading “Ain’t No Party Like a Faribault Party”

Update! Update! Get Your Update!

April 18th, 2022 If you’re one of those people who are itching for an update on my publishing schedule (that’s right, I don’t just raise money to publish books, I also sometimes actually publish them), you’re in luck: I hit a major milestone tonight. I’m finishing up the last “cel page” of Brushfire; without explainingContinue reading “Update! Update! Get Your Update!”

Artist 2 Artist: A Conversation w/ Steven Starks Jr, Dennis Vogen & Spicy Chicken Nuggies

March 31st, 2022 Over a dazzling array of a dozen varieties of Desert Fire hot sauce, Steven Starks Jr. and Dennis Vogen have an artist-on-artist chat about what inspired them to create, what makes them tick now, and what they’re doing next. Steven is known for his musical career, playing with bands like Aeous andContinue reading “Artist 2 Artist: A Conversation w/ Steven Starks Jr, Dennis Vogen & Spicy Chicken Nuggies”


March 30th, 2022 This is it! LAST CALL! There are only hours left of my Kickstarter, so if you were wanting one of the exclusive editions of my new books Cold World or Brushfire, now is your final opportunity! Like I’ve said several times (and for the last time!), these Kickstarter exclusives will not beContinue reading “LAST CALL”