Brushfire Has Arrived

June 30th, 2022 BRUSHFIRE IS HERE!! Please don’t watch this video. I cry in it and it’s super embarrassing for both of us. But you have no idea how excited I am for this one. Some key notes from the video you should know: Both covers (regular and variant) arrived safe and sound this afternoon.Continue reading “Brushfire Has Arrived”

I Squish You

June 26th, 2022 Have you ever squished a bug? I have. When the world feels way too big to fix, my mind starts thinking small, and bugs are very small. But they’re alive. They breathe and they eat and they think and they have families and they live lives. And we squish them. Wondering ifContinue reading “I Squish You”

Cold World Goes Round

June 21st, 2022 Better than any kind of formal review, people are starting to tell me how they feel, and the thoughts they’ve been thinking, since reading Cold World, and the conversation so far has been outstanding. Thank you so much to those of you who have visited Earth two hundred years from now, enjoyedContinue reading “Cold World Goes Round”

Cold World is Here

June 2nd, 2022 Today is the day. I hope you’ll join me in giving a warm welcome to my eighth book, and my first full-length novel, Cold World. It is now officially for sale on Amazon as an ebook, paperback, and hardcover, and as a signed paperback on dennisvogen.com. I want to tell you everythingContinue reading “Cold World is Here”

Stranger Things 4

May 30th, 2022 Stranger Things 4 is a masterpiece. It is one of the best-ever examples of genre storytelling, and how it can explore complex emotional and psychological ideas that traditional storytelling just can’t. It’s both affirming and inspirational, for a person like me. I will absolutely spoil nothing here, but I do want toContinue reading “Stranger Things 4”

We Are Not Shields

May 25th, 2022 Let’s give all the children guns. The people who have guns, who love guns, who make money off guns, are absolutely unwilling to do anything about guns, so the only solution I can think of is arming each and every child who has to enter a school building. If you’re thinking, “That’sContinue reading “We Are Not Shields”

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”

Hello There

May 17th, 2022 This doormat is a lesson. We saw it last week and fell in love with it. How could you not? It has one of the best breeds of baby on it, wearing sunglasses, borrowing Obi-Wan Kenobi’s most famous (and meme-able) phrase. We did not buy it. See, we live in a destructiveContinue reading “Hello There”

Good Time

May 1st, 2022 It’s my birthday today. I put on the calendar “write something heart-wrenching, soul-baring, way too much, you know, like you used to” and who am I to argue with the calendar? Living with the problem of addiction means I will always be hungry for more. This remains true in the case ofContinue reading “Good Time”

Second Act

April 13th, 2022 I did the math. If I live as long as my mom did, I already hit middle age at 29. I think about hills. What it’s like to get to the top of one and then roll, fantastically, without fear, down the other side. It’s what I should be doing. Hands upContinue reading “Second Act”