Cyber Monday Continues

Dear Friends:
Again I’ve added a whole slew of new items to the store. Here’s a taste:

   
    
   
I’ve extended the coupon code BLACKFRI25 for 25% off all items in the Etsy store over $10 through 12/2. 

Also, please don’t forget, if you’re on Amazon today, my short stories and Strax and the Widow are on Kindle!!! Use your Prime and Unlimited accounts to download some “steamy” and fantasy reads!

Coming soon in books: Revenge and Machinery, the second book in the Society Series. Don’t forget to check out the first book Strax and the Widow to catch up on the adventures of Kate Church.
I will be at three local shows in the St. Louis area:
The Holiday Mart at Edward Jones, 12555 Manchester Rd., Saturday December 5th, 9am-2pm
The Lafayette Square Parlor Tour, 1900 Park, Creative Space, Sunday December 13th, 10am-5pm
Holiday Craft/Art Fair, The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois, Tuesday December 15th, 6pm-10pm
Strax and the Widow is still on sale for $1.99 on amazon/kindle. The Vampire’s Little Black Book series will continue to be $.99 per short story until I have the compilation completed. So please, take a gander, and share it with your friends! The link is here:
http://www.amazon.com/Strax-Widow-Society-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00NSENACA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444181623&sr=8-1&keywords=strax+and+the+widow

Again, you don’t have to have a kindle to download it, just the kindle app or program for your e-devices.

As always, thank you for reading.

-Victoria

Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:
-12/6 Edward Jones Holiday Mart
-12/13 1900 Park, Creative Space, Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
-12/15 Heavy Anchor Craft Show

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. It was auctioned last week. I’m not certain who the buyer is just yet!

-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:

http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

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-Fine Art America-store coming soon

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Small Business Saturday/Good Stuff in Store

Dear Friends:

I’ve renewed and added new items to the store! Please use the coupon code BLACKFRI25 for 25% off all items in the Etsy store over $10! I also have several items permanently marked down already under $10.

Beautiful new things in store!

  
Check it out: http://etsy.me/1PTaRYs

If you don’t buy from me, please buy from an artist, a writer, a musician, a small or local business or restaurant that could use your $$!! Support small businesses this Saturday! 

Coming soon in books: Revenge and Machinery, the second book in the Society Series. Don’t forget to check out the first book Strax and the Widow to catch up on the adventures of Kate Church.

I will be at three local shows in the St. Louis area:

The Holiday Mart at Edward Jones, 12555 Manchester Rd., Saturday December 5th, 9am-2pm

The Lafayette Square Parlor Tour, 1900 Park, Creative Space, Sunday December 13th, 10am-5pm

Holiday Craft/Art Fair, The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois, Tuesday December 15th, 6pm-10pm

Strax and the Widow is still on sale for $1.99 on amazon/kindle. The Vampire’s Little Black Book series will continue to be $.99 per short story until I have the compilation completed. So please, take a gander, and share it with your friends! The link is here:

http://www.amazon.com/Strax-Widow-Society-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00NSENACA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444181623&sr=8-1&keywords=strax+and+the+widow
Again, you don’t have to have a kindle to download it, just the kindle app or program for your e-devices.
As always, thank you for reading.
-Victoria
Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:

-12/6 Edward Jones Holiday Mart

-12/13 1900 Park, Creative Space, Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

-12/15 Heavy Anchor Craft Show
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. It was auctioned last week. I’m not certain who the buyer is just yet!
-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:
http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just a quick Thank YOU! Have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!

  

Dear Friends:
It’s that time of year again. Time to shop small and local. Please support small businesses like mine this holiday season. And I’ve made it easier with coupon code BLACKFRI25 for 25% off all items in the Etsy store over $10! I also have several items permanently marked down already under $10.
Most of this blog is about my process. Today I’d like for you to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I am a working artist. What you buy from me helps pay the bills and further my creative endeavors. I appreciate your business, I’m almost at 12,000 views in the Etsy store, I’ve sold a couple thousand of my stories and books on amazon, I can’t say it enough, THANK YOU and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Steampunk Bunny Mask in the Etsy store. Steampunk Bunny Mask in the Etsy store.

Speaking of books:

As I spoke of in the previous blog, I finished Revenge and Machinery. I hope to have it finished in ebook form by Christmas.
I regret that I was not able to make it to Teslacon. I didn’t announce it formally on my blog (either that I was initially going or couldn’t make it), but my advertising was in the con booklet. Please know that I wanted to be there, but I had some personal issues that prevented me from attending. I am trying to make it to some cons this year, but most likely they will be inside of Missouri and Illinois depending upon how well the Christmas/holiday season goes.
I will be at three local shows in the St. Louis area:
The Holiday Mart at Edward Jones, 12555 Manchester Rd., Saturday December 5th, 9am-2pm
The Lafayette Square Parlor Tour, 1900 Park, Creative Space, Sunday December 13th, 10am-5pm
Holiday Craft/Art Fair, The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois, Tuesday December 15th, 6pm-10pm
Strax and the Widow is still on sale for $1.99 on amazon/kindle. The Vampire’s Little Black Book series will continue to be $.99 per short story until I have the compilation completed. So please, take a gander, and share it with your friends! The link is here:
http://www.amazon.com/Strax-Widow-Society-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00NSENACA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444181623&sr=8-1&keywords=strax+and+the+widow

Again, you don’t have to have a kindle to download it, just the kindle app or program for your e-devices.

As always, thank you for reading.

-Victoria

Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:
-12/6 Edward Jones Holiday Mart
-12/13 1900 Park, Creative Space, Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
-12/15 Heavy Anchor Craft Show

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. It was auctioned last week. I’m not certain who the buyer is just yet!

-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:

http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Black Friday Sale thru Small Biz Sat and Cyber Monday

Dear Friends:

It’s that time of year again. Time to shop small and local. Please support small businesses like mine this holiday season. And I’ve made it easier with coupon code BLACKFRI25 for 25% off all items in the Etsy store over $10! I also have several items permanently marked down already under $10.

Most of this blog is about my process. Today I’d like for you to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I am a working artist. What you buy from me helps pay the bills and further my creative endeavors. I appreciate your business, I’m almost at 12,000 views in the Etsy store, I’ve sold a couple thousand of my stories and books on amazon, I can’t say it enough, THANK YOU and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Steampunk Bunny Mask in the Etsy store.

Steampunk Bunny Mask in the Etsy store.

Speaking of books:
As I spoke of in the previous blog, I finished Revenge and Machinery. I hope to have it finished in ebook form by Christmas.

I regret that I was not able to make it to Teslacon. I didn’t announce it formally on my blog (either that I was initially going or couldn’t make it), but my advertising was in the con booklet. Please know that I wanted to be there, but I had some personal issues that prevented me from attending. I am trying to make it to some cons this year, but most likely they will be inside of Missouri and Illinois depending upon how well the Christmas/holiday season goes.

I will be at three local shows in the St. Louis area:

The Holiday Mart at Edward Jones, 12555 Manchester Rd., Saturday December 5th, 9am-2pm

The Lafayette Square Parlor Tour, 1900 Park, Creative Space, Sunday December 13th, 10am-5pm

Holiday Craft/Art Fair, The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois, Tuesday December 15th, 6pm-10pm

Strax and the Widow is still on sale for $1.99 on amazon/kindle. The Vampire’s Little Black Book series will continue to be $.99 per short story until I have the compilation completed. So please, take a gander, and share it with your friends! The link is here:

http://www.amazon.com/Strax-Widow-Society-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00NSENACA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444181623&sr=8-1&keywords=strax+and+the+widow
Again, you don’t have to have a kindle to download it, just the kindle app or program for your e-devices.
As always, thank you for reading.
-Victoria
Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:

-12/6 Edward Jones Holiday Mart

-12/13 1900 Park, Creative Space, Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

-12/15 Heavy Anchor Craft Show
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. It was auctioned last week. I’m not certain who the buyer is just yet!
-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:
http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Halloween Pt. 2 in the CWE/Defying Gravity

Ok, so this was long in coming. But finally wrapping up the Halloween blog.With Defying Gravity being one of my personal growth themes this year, Elphaba/the Wicked Witch of the West was my costume of choice. I did rent from the Dungeon due to time constraints. 

And speaking of work, I was honored To represent the Dungeon as a judge for the CWE Halloween Costume Contest. So, without further ado, the celebration in pictures:

First me and my peeps, Amy, Jim, Jen, and Geoff at our annual table at Culpeppers and the first pic at the judges table.          

 A quick scan of the crowd and check on my make up job.

   

  Rock’em Sock’em

  Predators

  Halo 

  

  

  I got a dollar for you.

  Where the Wild Things Are

  Fury Road

  

  

  American Horror Story

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

    

Winners: 

Fan Favorite: American Horror Story

1st: Where the Wild Things Are

Runners Up: Roller Coaster and Edward Scissor Hands

  

    
   
Then back to the table for dessert:

   
    
    
    
    
   
The streets were packed and fun was had by all!

   
   
I finished Revenge and Machinery! Details coming soon!

I have three shows before the end of the year, listed below, more details to come!

Strax and the Widow is still on sale for $1.99 on amazon/kindle. The Vampire’s Little Black Book series will continue to be $.99 per short story until I have the compilation completed. So please, take a gander, and share it with your friends! The link is here:http://www.amazon.com/Strax-Widow-Society-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00NSENACA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444181623&sr=8-1&keywords=strax+and+the+widow
Again, you don’t have to have a kindle to download it, just the kindle app or program for your e-devices.
As always, thank you for reading.
-Victoria
Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:

-12/6 Edward Jones Holiday Mart

-12/13 1900 Creative Space, Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

-12/15 Heavy Anchor Craft Show
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. 
-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:
http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Autumn Part 2, Share Peace

I was going to post part 2 of my Halloween today, but in light of the senseless acts of terrorist violence in Paris, Beirut, and the Russian airliner that was most likely bombed, today I wanted to decompress. I wanted to relax. I originally went to Forest Park to see the St. Louis in 1875 exhibit at the History Museum for this blog and research. I knew I’d stay to admire the foliage too. 

I decided to do a brief run through of the exhibit, because of two reasons. We continue to have gorgeous weather and I didn’t want to miss the beauty. I think the best way to fight the nastiness and violence is to enjoy the loveliness of life, nature, and the arts.

Although I woke up not feeling quite my best, I was grateful that the weather was so gorgeous. I made it to the park in the mid afternoon. It was wonderful to see so many happy people enjoying the Fall. So without further ado, the rest is all pics featuring the area around the Missouri History Museum, the Grand Basin and the St. Louis Art Museum. Share beauty, share peace:

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 Part two, defying gavity CWE Halloween coming later this week.
Strax and the Widow is still on sale for $1.99 on amazon/kindle. The Vampire’s Little Black Book series will continue to be $.99 per short story until I have the compilation completed. So please, take a gander, and share it with your friends! The link is here:http://www.amazon.com/Strax-Widow-Society-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00NSENACA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444181623&sr=8-1&keywords=strax+and+the+widow

Again, you don’t have to have a kindle to download it, just the kindle app or program for your e-devices.

As always, thank you for reading.

-Victoria

Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. 

-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:

http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1

-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc

-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP

-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Halloween Part 1

Halloween season is insanely busy for me, but fun. There is nothing like getting to get costumed up at work. Just a few of this year’s looks at work:

Harley Quinn    

Maleficent-inspiration, then me:

   
 
Lobby Boy with some of my team at the Dungeon:

  
Madonna 80’s style (I used to dress like this all the time!):

  
I helped other people get into character:   
   
Including a CEO that needed to look like Steve Jobs for a conference. Inspiration first, the CEO, and then the transformation from Makeup:

   
   
Lastly, my usual pumpkin from Summit Farms in Kirkwood, MO, the seeds made a tasty fall oatmeal bar:

   
 
Part two, defying gavity Halloween coming soon!

Strax and the Widow is still on sale for $1.99 on amazon/kindle. The Vampire’s Little Black Book series will continue to be $.99 per short story until I have the compilation completed. So please, take a gander, and share it with your friends! The link is here:http://www.amazon.com/Strax-Widow-Society-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00NSENACA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444181623&sr=8-1&keywords=strax+and+the+widow
Again, you don’t have to have a kindle to download it, just the kindle app or program for your e-devices.
As always, thank you for reading.
-Victoria
Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for placement updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. 
-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:
http://www.amazon.com/Victoria-L.-Szulc/e/B00CDFDIBI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1428805315&sr=8-1
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon