Free Books on Kindle! One More Day!

Hello Lovelies:

One more day of FREE kindle ebooks on Tuesday, April 30th! Get your summer reads now!

As promised, many of my ebooks are FREE on Amazon/Kindle on April 29-30. Please feel free to share my amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

I’d also appreciate your comments and reviews! I’ll be posting some favorite bits on social media over the next couple days, so take a peek at my social media links below. Many good things are coming, thank you for following my work!

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events

  • FREE digital book downloads on amazon/kindle on April 29th and 30th.
  • May 27th, FREE digital download chapter preview of Lafayette to London
  • Book releases to be announced.
  • Annual Stray Rescue Urban Wanderers Show TBA June 2019

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.

Steampunk!!!

My First Young Adult Steampunk Short has arrived!

“Emerald Beginnings” is story of a young woman who dreams of a Steampunk world at night, but lives the normal life of a teen in New York during the day. Check it out here:

Emerald Beginnings: A Society Series Short Story https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NHZHCCC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FoAJCbW8CYSA6

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.

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

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

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is also 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

-Amazon-amazon.com/author/victorial.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

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Kick Off Your Summer Reading with FREE Downloads!

Hello Lovelies:

First, a BIG thank you to everyone who has supported all of my works! Also many thanks to those who supported me during my big move and job change.

This support has allowed me to crank out more ideas, be more productive with less stress, work in environments that stimulate my creativity, and get more rest than I’ve had in a long time. I am very grateful.

As promised, many of my ebooks are FREE on Amazon/Kindle on April 29-30. Please feel free to share my amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

I’d also appreciate your comments and reviews! I’ll be posting some favorite bits on social media over the next couple days, so take a peek at my social media links below. Many good things are coming, thank you for following my work!

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

————-

Events

  • FREE digital book downloads on amazon/kindle on April 29th and 30th.
  • May 27th, FREE digital download chapter preview of Lafayette to London
  • Book releases to be announced.
  • Annual Stray Rescue Urban Wanderers Show TBA June 2019

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.

Steampunk!!!

My First Young Adult Steampunk Short has arrived!

“Emerald Beginnings” is story of a young woman who dreams of a Steampunk world at night, but lives the normal life of a teen in New York during the day. Check it out here:

Emerald Beginnings: A Society Series Short Story https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NHZHCCC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FoAJCbW8CYSA6

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.

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

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

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is also 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

-Amazon-amazon.com/author/victorial.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

Indie Bookstore Day, Sat. April 27th

Hello Lovelies:

Please support small and local indie bookstores tomorrow! Thanks to Dunaway Books for carrying two of my titles. #indiebookstoreday

Dunaway’s event info is here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/327180491318607/?ti=ia

Thank you to everyone who has supported all of my works!

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events:

  • Indie Bookstore Day, Dunaway Books 4/27, going to do my best to be there, but I am working that day.
  • FREE digital book downloads on amazon/kindle on April 29th and 30th.
  • May 27th, FREE digital download chapter preview of Lafayette to London
  • Book releases to be announced.
  • Annual Stray Rescue Urban Wanderers Show TBA June 2019

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.

Steampunk!!!

My First Young Adult Steampunk Short has arrived!

“Emerald Beginnings” is story of a young woman who dreams of a Steampunk world at night, but lives the normal life of a teen in New York during the day. Check it out here:

Emerald Beginnings: A Society Series Short Story https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NHZHCCC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FoAJCbW8CYSA6

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.

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

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

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is also 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

-Amazon-amazon.com/author/victorial.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

Eye on the Sky Part 2

Hello Lovelies!

As promised, here’s part two of Eye of the Sky! Please read to the end for a special FREE preview!!!!

In the upcoming “Lafayette to London”, the third part of the Society Trilogy, the famous Cyclone of May 27, 1896 makes an appearance and fictional life of my main character, Kate Church. I drew from my personal experience with tornadic storms and actual history and research of the event.

This was a massive storm that left over 255 dead and thousands injured. The path of destruction covered most of the St. Louis area from the southwest edge of the city all the way across the Mississippi River into East St. Louis.

So the FREEBIE? this part of Lafayette to London will be FREE as a digital short on May 27th on Amazon/Kindle. So fire up your ereaders to pick up a preview of this great book!

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Please vote for me- I’m nominated for St. Louis Magazine’s A List! If you’d like to help me get on the A List, I’d really appreciate your votes!

REMEMBER If you comment in the discussion or on any of my posts in the Facebook event page, you’re eligible to win a basket full of my books and some steampunk swag goodies!

You can follow updates here on the blog or event page (link here):

https://www.facebook.com/events/574537889725117/?ti=ia

If you’d like to just vote, the link is here:

https://www.stlmag.com/alist#//

Again, I am so very, very grateful for your support. More good things are coming.

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events:

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.

Steampunk!!!

My First Young Adult Steampunk Short has arrived!

“Emerald Beginnings” is story of a young woman who dreams of a Steampunk world at night, but lives the normal life of a teen in New York during the day. Check it out here:

Emerald Beginnings: A Society Series Short Story https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NHZHCCC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FoAJCbW8CYSA6

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.

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

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

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is also 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

-Amazon-amazon.com/author/victorial.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

Relics and Treasures or I Cried as Notre Dame Burned

Hello Lovelies!

This blog is not what I had planned on writing. It’s in the very early hour of April 16 and I’ve finished an odd/sad day of promoting, cleaning, wrapping up taxes, updating my computer, watching a couple of awesome drama filled shows (they always make me laugh and cry) and helping a carpenter get shutters on the lovely Campbell House, a place I’m delighted to call home, despite the fact I knocked my head on the cellar door amongst other terrible things today.

I’ve written about the House a few times before: a piece for Steampunk Journal, and last week, a blog about storm spotting. The Campbell House is a rare jewel, rehabbed after surviving over 160 years while a developing St. Louis encroached all around it.

Unfortunately, in the last few weeks, other wonderful historical buildings/monuments have not fared so well.

The Karpeles Manuscript Library and Museum, an iconic building in St. Louis, which housed an immense collection of media history, suffered a four alarm blaze. Over 30 emergency vehicles managed to spare the building from a total loss, and saved much of collections inside. Picture: St. Louis Post Dispatch

And just a couple nights ago, a freak windstorm ripped part of the newly refurbished roof of a historic church, built in 1834, the Old Cathedral, which resides under the Gateway Arch. Photos: Roche Madden Fox2/AP

So when I’d began to fix lunch early this afternoon and hoped to relax while watching the Talk, CBS News broke in. Like most people, I could not believe my eyes. Notre Dame, one of the most famous structures in the world and the very heart of Paris was on fire.

Like so many other tragedies, 9/11, the Shuttle disasters, even the Titanic (which ironically sank on same day, on April 15, 1912), it’s almost unfathomable.

Notre Dame (and Paris) has been on my bucket list to visit for a long time. To see the steeple collapse amidst a tantrum of flames made me cry instantly.

For those that love art, history, architecture, or culture, the images of Notre Dame fully aflame was terrifying. The billows of thick black smoke poured from the majestic Cathedral that was over 800 years old. As most of the interior framework was made of wood, and under going a major renovation, the fire moved quickly and caused the roof to fall in as well.

There is something about our preservation of these marvels of architecture that makes me swoon. The stenciled or painted ceilings inside, gothic columns, sculptures of gargoyles and saints, and exquisite colorful stained glass seem to be small miracles.

Just as I was finishing up other works tonight, I did hear the good news that most of relics and art was spared and that billionaires are stepping forward to rebuild it. I hope the grande Dame of Paris will rise from the ashes.

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Please vote for me- I’m nominated for St. Louis Magazine’s A List! If you’d like to help me get on the A List, I’d really appreciate your votes!

REMEMBER If you comment in the discussion or on any of my posts in the Facebook event page, you’re eligible to win a basket full of my books and some steampunk swag goodies!

You can follow updates here on the blog or event page (link here):

https://www.facebook.com/events/574537889725117/?ti=ia

If you’d like to just vote, the link is here:

https://www.stlmag.com/alist#//

Again, I am so very, very grateful for your support. More good things are coming.

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events:

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.

Steampunk!!!

My First Young Adult Steampunk Short has arrived!

“Emerald Beginnings” is story of a young woman who dreams of a Steampunk world at night, but lives the normal life of a teen in New York during the day. Check it out here:

Emerald Beginnings: A Society Series Short Story https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NHZHCCC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FoAJCbW8CYSA6

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.

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

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

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is also 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

-Amazon-amazon.com/author/victorial.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

Playing Catch Up and a Trailer Shoot

Hello Lovelies!

I can not believe it’s mid-April! February and March flew by. April is doing the same so far.

I’ve moved, changed jobs, landed a public art project, and got nominated for best author in an “A List” competition.

After an incredible writing binge, for a couple contests, in late fall until mid winter, the sprint of change began. A lot of projects got pushed to the wayside.

I am pleased to announce that although some of my promised projects will be delayed, they are still coming.

I finally finished the book trailer for the short story, The Kicho, which I managed to squeeze in a shoot on a rare decent early January day.

I met up with the fabulous Stefanie Zhong at one of the local parks that had preserved several historic buildings.

Stephanie was a pro, playing two different characters, handling two costume changes, and several scenes in just over an hour. Here’s a few stills:

The finale product is here on my YouTube channel, enjoy!:

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Please vote for me- I’m nominated for St. Louis Magazine’s A List! If you’d like to help me get on the A List, I’d really appreciate your votes!

REMEMBER If you comment in the discussion or on any of my posts in the Facebook event page, you’re eligible to win a basket full of my books and some steampunk swag goodies!

You can follow updates here on the blog or event page (link here):

https://www.facebook.com/events/574537889725117/?ti=ia

If you’d like to just vote, the link is here:

https://www.stlmag.com/alist#//

Again, I am so very, very grateful for your support. More good things are coming.

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

———–

Events:

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.

Steampunk!!!

My First Young Adult Steampunk Short has arrived!

“Emerald Beginnings” is story of a young woman who dreams of a Steampunk world at night, but lives the normal life of a teen in New York during the day. Check it out here:

Emerald Beginnings: A Society Series Short Story https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NHZHCCC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FoAJCbW8CYSA6

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.

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

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

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is also 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

-Amazon-amazon.com/author/victorial.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

Eye on the Sky Part 1

Hello Lovelies!

I am a weather nerd. I love to read on rainy days where the smell of the drops is intoxicating. Sunrises and sunsets (even more so) make me giddy. Hamster sized snowflakes put me in a tizzy, but I’d rather not drive on ice.

Not all of this is born by a love of cloud formations and the like. I have a healthy respect for Mother Nature especially after a hellish hailstorm/tornado around the time I was four years old.

My very pregnant mom was in a PTA meeting in the new gym of my primary school. I was too young for school, so I was in the nearby cafeteria with the babysitters. These two parts of the buildings were attached by a hallway made entirely of windows.

You can guess what happened next. I remember that the cafeteria got very very dark as a spring storm arrived. Suddenly the babysitters were screaming for everyone to get under the tables. I remember a loud noise and a lot of crashing as most of the windows in that walkway (except two made of plexiglass) had blown in. And just as quickly as it had come, it was gone.

I was screaming like a banshee. The hallway was covered in glass shards and huge hailstones, but that wasn’t going to keep me from my mom as I attempted to break free of one of the caregivers.

One of the other PTA moms braved the sea of destruction and carried me to my poor frazzled mom.

The evidence of that storm was around for a long time. A lot of our neighbors had to get new roofs. Our shingles were shot. Our domed bbq grill was pitted with pock marks from the hail. The exhaust chimney was pelted.

I remember massive Midwest storms after that. Sleeping in the hallway outside my parents bedroom (or almost under their bed) because I was terrified. And later, when I was older, letting my younger sister hog my bed because she was frightened.

Humid St. Louis, on the edge of tornado alley, is a hotbed for violent thunderstorms and the occasional tornado. Fearing possible terrible damage to our house, my dad eventually had two massive cottonwood trees cut down from our back yard.

As I got older, with some encouragement from my older brother, I would watch storms move in. Hurricanes, earthquakes, astronomy, sun flares, and an amazing eight grade science teacher, Mrs. Dougherty, almost led me to the path of being a meteorologist. But I was a creative kid, and the arts were calling.

I eventually became a weather spotter. I like my “weather porn” and occasionally watch reruns of Storm Chasers. I have two weather apps on my phone. I follow Reed Timmer and Jim Cantore on social media. I was stunned by the Joplin tornado and one twister that did a direct hit on Lambert St. Louis International Airport. I’ve spent hours at my windows and finally got one good “money shot”, a major bolt of lightning just skirting past the Gateway Arch:

So a few nights ago, after a humid day and thunderstorm watches popped, I headed out to do my first spotting outside of the Campbell House Museum. A freakishly beautiful sunset and brilliant cloud formations made stunning photos. The lightning colors were amazing:

Real Purple Rain eh? Enjoy my spotter footage in the next one. I’ll feature more about my fascination with storms in Part 2 of this blog in a few weeks with a very, very special preview of “Lafayette to London”, the third book of the First Society Series!

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Thank you for reading,

Victoria

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BOOKS – all my books are on Amazon.

Steampunk!!!

My First Young Adult Steampunk Short has arrived!

“Emerald Beginnings” is story of a young woman who dreams of a Steampunk world at night, but lives the normal life of a teen in New York during the day. Check it out here:

Emerald Beginnings: A Society Series Short Story https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NHZHCCC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FoAJCbW8CYSA6

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.

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

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

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Thank you for reading!

Victoria