Dara Fogel


Dara Fogel teaches ethics and humanities in the American Southwest, where she lives with her husband, mother, young son and two cats.

The GrailChase Chronicles (of which the free ebook, Before the Chase: An Anthology, is but the first installment of an epic Steampunk conspiracy series) is the result of a 20+ year long project and a final promise made to her Dad.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had been working on this magnum opus (the GrailChase Chronicles series) for two decades, without real intention to publish. But when my Dad died in 2010, he made me promise to publish. He said that the biggest regret of his 86 years of life was that he had never tried to become a writer & he made me promise not to make the same mistake.

I had not thought my work publishable, as it is not one particular genre, making it very difficult to pigeon-hole, as traditional publishing loves to do. But with the advent of ebooks & the internet, I thought it was worth seeing if anyone else was interested in exploring the weirdness of being human with me.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords was helped me to reach a broader audience and get more people interested in exploring Subjective Reality.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Dara Fogel online

Where to buy in print


Omnipresent: The Sacred Feminine Balance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,000. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2015 by Starfield Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
The vision of this collection aims to explore all aspects of the authentic integrity of the Divine Feminine, and the “swinging to the opposite extreme” mentalities and actions that have emerged as the Divine Feminine grows in acknowledgement and reclaims Her equal place on Earth, as it should have been all along.
The Impossible Lover Book One of the GrailChase Chronicles
Price: Free! Words: 73,900. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Alternative history
Delve into the eternal mysteries of love, consciousness and peculiar devices! A heretical adventure of the heart, mind and strange technology. A sassy, sexy quest for the ultimate reality. "The DaVinci Code meets Steampunk with Dune flavor crystals" “Great writing, outstanding storytelling and a great escape!” Alex Prosper #1 Bestselling Free Steampunk and #1 Bestselling Free Metaphysical Ebook
Before the Chase: An Anthology
Price: Free! Words: 17,070. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Imagine a bold world in which descendants of an ancient mystical order secretly struggle to keep the forces of darkness at bay, utilizing every means and device at their disposal. Magic, mystery and strange technology beckon from beyond the limits of history and belief. Three stories of power, love, and pivotal decision from the world of The GrailChase! Chronicles.

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