Super Blood Wolf Moon Thank You!

Hello Lovelies!

The recent eclipse proved to be an adventure for me. Me being the big earth science/weather nerd, really wanted to see this rare event.

It was bitterly cold outside that night. I went out to the end of the Eads Bridge to get the best angle. I managed to to take a few pics during the event:

Not the best, but you can see it. It looked so much better with the naked eye.

When I put a series of pics together, it made for a pretty interesting pic:

This moon is supposed to be full of positive change as no planets were in “retrograde”. I hope so! With so many projects in the works, I’m hoping for successful launches this spring.

Which brings me to the latest launch for the Brown Lady this past weekend. Again, I am filled with gratitude for your support!

And now, back to more writing…

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events:

  • Feb 16th-event has been rescheduled for another date in May. Updates TBA
  • March 1st-Steampunk First Friday at the St. Louis Science Center. Watch this space! And yes, another book release!

More Information:

-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam.

BOOKS – all my books are on Amazon.

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is on Amazon/kindle:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

Steampunk!!!

The Kicho is here!

The Kicho: The Dolls of Society Series, v.1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/173159075X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_V2wlCbQR04GN6

The first Society Series continues on Amazon/Kindle!

-“Strax and the Widow”-And so the Discussion began…Strax is a weird west steampunk adventure. The Lady has arrived at her destination. See where that place is.

-“Revenge and Machinery”-the Strax sequel is full of intrigue, action, romance, mystery. and the spinoff of “Strax and the Widow”.

-“A Long Reign”-A Society Series spin off, Amazon UK Storytellers competition semi finalist and bestseller. A darker side of Steampunk.

ALL my written works are here, my amazon author page:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

SHOPS!-note if you see ANY item on social media, please don’t hesitate to contact me about purchasing. DM me please through whatever media you are using.

I have most of my steampunk and gothic items in the Boo-Tique at Haunted STL Tours. This is a physical shop you can walk into. Hours and information at HauntedSTLTours.com

-My squareup store is open! Here is the link:

https://squareup.com/store/haute-hen-countess

-Etsy: NOTE if you see something you like, get it ASAP, I do not have an exact date of when I’ll be closing the Etsy store.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

-DPOP: thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Thank you for reading!

Victoria

How I Fell in Love with The Brown Lady (and get FREE Digital Copies this Weekend!)

Hello Lovelies!

When I was a kid, I was definitely curious and creative. I was fascinated by natural phenomenon including thunderstorms and tornadoes. And by paranormal or spooky subjects that couldn’t be proven.

I remember going to the bookmobile to pick out anything I could find on the paranormal or odd mysteries from the Loch Ness Monster to Big Foot, to my favorite, the Brown Lady of Raynham Hall.

I was completely amazed by one of the most famous photographs taken of a ghost ever. That ghost was Lady Dorothy Walpole, a woman who was caught between the political ambitions of her brother, Robert, her husband, Charles Townshend, and a former lover, Thomas Wharton. All of these men were ambitious and driven.

Dorothy was a much sought after Lady, and was originally refused the opportunity to marry Charles. After Charles first wife and Dorothy’s father had both passed away, they married.

What appeared to have been a happy marriage, probably wasn’t. Dorothy slowly disappeared from society. She died suddenly and was buried without fanfare. Soon a ghostly image haunted the stately Raynham Hall. Almost 200 years after her death, the famous photo of The Brown Lady was taken.

I hope you enjoy my take on this incredible ghost story. FREE copies are available this weekend.

I’ve done several recorded/live reads, enjoy them here:

The release was also covered in Steampunk Journal:

https://www.steampunkjournal.org/get-the-brown-lady-short-story-by-victoria-l-szulc-for-free-download-jan-19-21/#

YouTube reads:

https://youtu.be/hZUP6hK6cqQ

Find your copy here on Amazon/Kindle:

The Brown Lady: The Short Story Edition, Loosely Based on the True Story of Lady Dorothy Walpole https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MLN8CTL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_aZ-mCb3NPAN7V

And the paperback edition here:

The Brown Lady: The Short Story Edition, Loosely Based on the True Story of Lady Dorothy Walpole https://www.amazon.com/dp/1793213208/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_G1-mCb9XCQCM9

The Brown Lady piece I wrote for Steampunk Journal is here:

https://www.steampunkjournal.org/the-brown-lady-of-raynham-hall/

I’m hard at work on many more works. Please watch this space.

It snowed again today a couple inches again today. As promised, here’s a few pics from my little sojourn onto the Eads Bridge in the heavy snow. Enjoy:

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

———–

Events:

  • Feb 16th-HUGE event coming at the Crack Fox! Again another short/book release!
  • March 1st-Steampunk First Friday at the St. Louis Science Center. Watch this space! And yes, another book release!

More Information:

-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam.

BOOKS – all my books are on Amazon.

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is on Amazon/kindle:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

Steampunk!!!

The Kicho is here!

The Kicho: The Dolls of Society Series, v.1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/173159075X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_V2wlCbQR04GN6

The first Society Series continues on Amazon/Kindle!

-“Strax and the Widow”-And so the Discussion began…Strax is a weird west steampunk adventure. The Lady has arrived at her destination. See where that place is.

-“Revenge and Machinery”-the Strax sequel is full of intrigue, action, romance, mystery. and the spinoff of “Strax and the Widow”.

-“A Long Reign”-A Society Series spin off, Amazon UK Storytellers competition semi finalist and bestseller. A darker side of Steampunk.

ALL my written works are here, my amazon author page:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

SHOPS!-note if you see ANY item on social media, please don’t hesitate to contact me about purchasing. DM me please through whatever media you are using.

I have most of my steampunk and gothic items in the Boo-Tique at Haunted STL Tours. This is a physical shop you can walk into. Hours and information at HauntedSTLTours.com

-My squareup store is open! Here is the link:

https://squareup.com/store/haute-hen-countess

-Etsy: NOTE if you see something you like, get it ASAP, I do not have an exact date of when I’ll be closing the Etsy store.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

-DPOP: thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Thank you for reading!

Victoria

FREE Copies of the Brown Lady!

Hello Lovelies!

I have survived Snowmaggedon 2019 here in St. Louis. And as I was indoors most of the time, I have been writing. A lot.

But don’t forget, my latest short, The Brown Lady is now on Amazon/Kindle!!

Get your FREE digital copies of The Brown Lady, Jan 19th-21st on Amazon/Kindle

The big announcement and a first live read is here:

Find it here on Amazon/Kindle:

The Brown Lady: The Short Story Edition, Loosely Based on the True Story of Lady Dorothy Walpole https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MLN8CTL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_aZ-mCb3NPAN7V

And the paperback edition here:

The Brown Lady: The Short Story Edition, Loosely Based on the True Story of Lady Dorothy Walpole https://www.amazon.com/dp/1793213208/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_G1-mCb9XCQCM9

This is a “soft” release, meaning I’m announcing it’s ready, but WATCH this space for upcoming events.

The Brown Lady piece I wrote for Steampunk Journal is here:

https://www.steampunkjournal.org/the-brown-lady-of-raynham-hall/

More incredible work is coming. Thank you for reading and sharing my work!

I have some fun pics from a shoot on Eads Bridge coming later this week as well.

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

———–

Events:

  • Feb 16th-HUGE event coming at the Crack Fox! Again another short/book release!
  • March 1st-Steampunk First Friday at the St. Louis Science Center. Watch this space! And yes, another book release!

More Information:

-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam.

BOOKS – all my books are on Amazon.

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is on Amazon/kindle:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

Steampunk!!!

The Kicho is here!

The Kicho: The Dolls of Society Series, v.1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/173159075X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_V2wlCbQR04GN6

The first Society Series continues on Amazon/Kindle!

-“Strax and the Widow”-And so the Discussion began…Strax is a weird west steampunk adventure. The Lady has arrived at her destination. See where that place is.

-“Revenge and Machinery”-the Strax sequel is full of intrigue, action, romance, mystery. and the spinoff of “Strax and the Widow”.

-“A Long Reign”-A Society Series spin off, Amazon UK Storytellers competition semi finalist and bestseller. A darker side of Steampunk.

ALL my written works are here, my amazon author page:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)

-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

SHOPS!-note if you see ANY item on social media, please don’t hesitate to contact me about purchasing. DM me please through whatever media you are using.

I have most of my steampunk and gothic items in the Boo-Tique at Haunted STL Tours. This is a physical shop you can walk into. Hours and information at HauntedSTLTours.com

-My squareup store is open! Here is the link:

https://squareup.com/store/haute-hen-countess

-Etsy: NOTE if you see something you like, get it ASAP, I do not have an exact date of when I’ll be closing the Etsy store.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

-DPOP: thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Thank you for reading!

Victoria

The Brown Lady Has Arrived!

Hello Lovelies!

Again, another release! The Brown Lady is now available in paperback and on kindle!

You can find the kindle edition here:

The Brown Lady: The Short Story Edition, Loosely Based on the True Story of Lady Dorothy Walpole https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MLN8CTL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_aZ-mCb3NPAN7V

And the paperback edition here:

The Brown Lady: The Short Story Edition, Loosely Based on the True Story of Lady Dorothy Walpole https://www.amazon.com/dp/1793213208/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_G1-mCb9XCQCM9

Today is a “soft” release, meaning I’m announcing it’s ready, but WATCH this space, promos, free copies, etc.!

More incredible work is coming. Thank you for reading and sharing my work!

———-

Again, in other news….

LAST CALL-I am closing my Etsy store sometime in early 2019.

However my squareup store is OPEN and I will slowly move over my inventory there. I have used square without any issues for over 8 years and look forward to serving my customers there. Here is the link:

https://squareup.com/store/haute-hen-countess

I continue to contribute to Steampunk Journal. My latest piece for the Journal is here:

The Brown Lady

https://www.steampunkjournal.org/the-brown-lady-of-raynham-hall/

Again, as mentioned above, my fictionalized account of the Brown Lady is here! Feel the shivers!

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

———–

Events:

  • I have most of my steampunk and gothic items in the Boo-Tique at HauntedSTLTours.com
  • Feb 16th-HUGE event coming at the Crack Fox! Again another book release!
  • March 1st-Steampunk First Friday at the St. Louis Science Center. Watch this space! And yes, another book release!

More Information:

-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam.

BOOKS – all my books are on Amazon.

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is on Amazon/kindle:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

Steampunk!!!

The Kicho is now available on paperback!

The Kicho: The Dolls of Society Series, v.1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/173159075X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_V2wlCbQR04GN6

THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow”, its sequel, “Revenge and Machinery”, and the spinoff “A Long Reign” are on Amazon and Kindle. My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy: NOTE if you see something you like, get it ASAP, I do not have an exact date of when I’ll be closing the Etsy store.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

-DPOP: thesteampunkcountess
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

Thank you for reading!

Victoria

The Kicho Is Now Available in Paperback!

Hello Lovelies!

I’m excited to announce that the Kicho is now available in paperback! As promised, I continue to crank out pieces, and I’m so happy that this short is now in print! The link is here:

The Kicho: The Dolls of Society Series, v.1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/173159075X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_V2wlCbQR04GN6

And get ready, because more is coming! Including the Brown Lady (listed below). More updates…

LAST CALL-I am closing my Etsy store sometime in early 2019.

However my squareup store is OPEN and I will slowly move over my inventory there. I have used square without any issues for over 8 years and look forward to serving my customers there. Here is the link:

https://squareup.com/store/haute-hen-countess

I continue to contribute to Steampunk Journal. My latest piece for the Journal is here:

The Brown Lady

https://www.steampunkjournal.org/the-brown-lady-of-raynham-hall/

More on the Brown Lady is coming, watch this space. A short based on the real life of Lady Dorothy Walpole is coming!

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

———–

Events:

  • I have most of my steampunk and gothic items in the Boo-Tique at HauntedSTLTours.com
  • Feb 16th-HUGE event coming at the Crack Fox! Again another book release!
  • March 1st-Steampunk First Friday at the St. Louis Science Center. Watch this space! And yes, another book release!

More Information:

-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam.

BOOKS – all my books are on Amazon.

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is on Amazon/kindle:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

Steampunk!!!

The Kicho is now available on paperback!

The Kicho: The Dolls of Society Series, v.1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/173159075X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_V2wlCbQR04GN6

THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow”, its sequel, “Revenge and Machinery”, and the spinoff “A Long Reign” are on Amazon and Kindle. My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy: NOTE if you see something you like, get it ASAP, I do not have an exact date of when I’ll be closing the Etsy store.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

-DPOP: thesteampunkcountess
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

Thank you for reading!

Victoria

Happy New Year from The Countess!

Hello Lovelies!

Happy New Years all!

Had to work until 11p last night but got home in time to enjoy a great late night meal, dessert, and some wine in the midnight hour.

I’m going to post some fun year in review later this week, as for right now, I’m keeping a promise (perhaps a new resolution?) to get some rest. Last year I bounced from project to project without a whole lot of down time. This year, I’m sleeping in at least one day a week. Everyone has to recharge. For once I truly enjoyed a fun, relaxing holiday with my family this year.

2018 was no where near as bad as 2017, but there was a lot of room for improvement.

My favorite gallery, 1900 Park, and the Dog Museum closed. A neighbor died and his body rotted in his apt for five days when they removed him on Easter which gave me flashbacks to my older sister’s passing on Easter 2017. Had a lot of false starts with side jobs/art shows that didn’t pan out.

I’m closing my Etsy store but have already opened my Square store and have my steampunk/gothic stuff at the Boo-Tique at Haunted STL. I will be adding to my Depop store as well.

And things definitely got better. I did switch day jobs to a less stressful (and fun!) environment. Got a new (to me) car. I lost weight and except for being freakishly sick in November, turning 50 has been really good. I’ll have a whole different blog on that later this year. I’m blessed and lucky to be alive.

I cranked out three books/stories I’ve been meaning to finish and got several pieces into national competitions. Last year’s resolution of less drama was pretty well kept. And I’ll keep it again this year, constantly making changes, doing what my mom always told me, “worry about what Vicki is doing”, 😂 Yeah, because incredible things are happening! I’m adding being kind to my list. There is no room for hate in my heart. “Let It Go” is one of my mantras and it falls in well with “it’s going to be OK” which is something my mom used to say to me.

Patience has not been a virtue of mine, but I’m going to use it to my advantage. No more waiting, no more second guessing. Time to close my eyes and leap!

Goodbye to 2018!

A few cheesy vids of inspiration…

https://youtu.be/moSFlvxnbgk

https://youtu.be/GOZwJdpmdpw

Here’s to the New Year 2019 and new beginnings!

Again, changes to my stores and where you can find my items:

BIG NEWS-As previously announced, I am closing my Etsy store sometime in early 2019.

However my squareup store is OPEN and I will slowly move over my inventory there. I have used square without any issues for over 8 years and look forward to serving my customers there. Here is the link:

https://squareup.com/store/haute-hen-countess

I continue to contribute to Steampunk Journal. My latest piece for the Journal is here:

The Brown Lady

https://www.steampunkjournal.org/the-brown-lady-of-raynham-hall/

More on the Brown Lady is coming, watch this space. A short based on the real life of Lady Dorothy Walpole is coming!

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

———–

Events:

  • I have most of my steampunk and gothic items in the Boo-Tique at HauntedSTLTours.com
  • Feb 16th-HUGE event coming at the Crack Fox! Again another book release!
  • March 1st-Steampunk First Friday at the St. Louis Science Center. Watch this space! And yes, another book release!

More Information:

-If you would like to be on my newsletter list, please message me your email. The newsletter goes out 4-6 times a year. That’s it. No daily spam.

BOOKS – all my books are on Amazon.

Vampires!!

-“The Kicho” is now available in paperback! The Kicho: The Dolls of Society Series, v.1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/173159075X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Vp7kCbCEYWW99

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is on Amazon/kindle:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

Steampunk!!!

THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow”, its sequel, “Revenge and Machinery”, and the spinoff “A Long Reign” are on Amazon and Kindle. My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy: NOTE if you see something you like, get it ASAP, I do not have an exact date of when I’ll be closing the Etsy store.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

-DPOP: thesteampunkcountess
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

Thank you for reading!

Victoria