Urban Wanderers This Saturday!

Hello Lovelies:

I’ll be at Urban Wanderers this weekend and will be drawing LIVE!

Please stop by and visit!

You can bid on this completed piece:

My newsletter came out yesterday and has all my great events coming out through September. Feel free to follow along here:

https://mailchi.mp/951014073067/really-good-news-and-updates

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events

  • Book releases to be announced including “A Dream of Emerald Skies”, “Lafayette to London” and a surprise release for Penned Con!
  • Annual Stray Rescue Urban Wanderers Show TBA June 2019
  • Penned Con in St. Louis, Sept. 12-14th https://www.pennedcon.com/

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. The full book, “A Dream of Emerald Skies” is coming soon! 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 brick and mortar 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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I Write My Own Books (and Penned Con!)

Hello Lovelies:

It seems odd that I should have to say this, but, yes, I write my own books.

During my crazy move, I didn’t have time for much other than packing/repacking, etc., so I missed much of the flurry of articles of certain scam artists ripping off books (some by well-known, established authors). Some of this was plagiarism, some was done through apps like “fivr”, and some was flat out copyright infringement.

This is not new, there are “ghost” writers, writers who “tweak” for big pub houses and such.

However, the level to which these criminals have stooped, is truly a new low. The scammers have basically ripped covers off existing novels, and promoted them as their own. This is theft, plain and simple.

I’ve seen my books reprinted without my permission in foreign countries. You can have them removed from these odd selling groups, but it’s usually not long before my pieces pop up somewhere else. A simple google search will turn up more of my copycats. I can watermark and copyright until I’m blue in the face and still works are stolen.

I go through writing spurts. Sometimes I’ve timed pieces for different reasons: promotions, writing contests, or sometimes, I just have a good blocks of time to write. So, it will appear, at times, that I’m “flooding” the market to affect Amazon algorithms. This is far from the case.

It’s not unusual for me to be working on 3-4 books at the same time. I often have visual art being produced in tandem with my books. I do photo shoots and produce my own book trailers. I have two editors. I am also a staff writer for Steampunk Journal.

Along with this, I have just signed up to appear at Penned Con and I couldn’t be more thrilled! This great event is right in my hometown and the guest hotel is only a few blocks down the street. Information on the event is here:

https://www.pennedcon.com/

So please support your favorite authors. Buy from legitimate booksellers (Dunaway Books is my local book store) and their websites (my books are available on Amazon and it’s affiliated selling channels).

A detailed article about the scandal here:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/28/plagiarism-book-stuffing-clickfarms-the-rotten-side-of-self-publishing?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=2048ecad56-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_04_01_06_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-2048ecad56-305949209

PLEASE- recognize my hard work! If you have downloaded any of my free books, PLEASE review them on any platform, amazon, kindle, goodreads, etc. Reviews mean a LOT, many thanks!

Please feel free to share my amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events

  • Book releases to be announced including “A Dream of Emerald Skies”, “Lafayette to London” and a surprise release for Penned Con!
  • Annual Stray Rescue Urban Wanderers Show TBA June 2019
  • Penned Con in St. Louis, Sept. 12-14th https://www.pennedcon.com/

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. The full book, “A Dream of Emerald Skies” is coming soon! 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 brick and mortar 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 Cup Runneth Over…

Hello Lovelies:

I don’t often comment on sports on this blog, but bear with me, this is so much more than the Blues hockey.

The last 3-4 weeks have been filled with wrapping up projects, planning for new ones, and just working freakishly hard. I did receive some bad news in that two friends suffering from cancer went into hospice care, and a well planned photo shoot went to hell due to continued bad weather. I also got accepted to Penned Con. Throw in a Blues run for the Stanley Cup in an arena that’s only three blocks from my apartment on the lovely grounds of the Campbell House Museum, and you have parking pandemonium every few days.

The day before game six, I went out to really promote my Mannequin “Re-Bertha”. It was a fun eve, but I did get bit on the knee by something nasty while I enjoyed the ambience of the Delmar Loop.

On the day of game six of the finals, I felt good. It was a really busy day, with an opera event at the Museum and then the Mannequins on the Loop finale right afterwards (I didn’t win but more on that fun experience in the next blog). I hurried right back to the Museum in a positive frame of mind, hoping to watch a win, and then the Blues tanked.

In comparison, the days nearing game seven couldn’t have been any worse. The night before, I bought a horrific art frame from Target that has to go back. I barely touched the plexiglass and it cracked-twice. Not good enough for a piece going to Stray Rescue, a sample of the forthcoming work in process here:

I get up to go to work the next morning to find that my car was broken into. I’m already stressed and the bug bite on my knee has become bigger and more itchy. One plus-No serious damage to the car, just a loss of two very cheap pair of sunglasses.

There was more stress at work when one of my coworkers picked up my phone by accident during my lunch break. There was about five minutes of panic until my coworker came back with my phone. She was almost gone for two weeks on vacation! When I got home, I was devoid of inspiration and decided to finish my Stray Rescue piece the next day.

The day of game seven was depressing. One of my friends that had gone into hospice care lost a rough battle with cancer. I decided to take it easy, sleep in some and get my piece finished for Stray Rescue. It’s done by game time, and I decide to treat myself to a pizza. Because heck, I’ve lost about ten pounds with all the activities going on. As I settle in, my boys in Blue are winning.

By the time they score the third goal, I’m running down to the arena to celebrate with the crowd. They win. It’s amazing.

Here’s pretty raw video from outside the Enterprise Center:

People of all shapes, sizes, colors, faiths, were joyous, friendly, and most of all, relieved that the Blues finally won.

All my my worries were washed away. I laughed, I cried. I was a little sad that some fans hadn’t been able to see this day and I was reminded that my friend Joy was probably smiling down on such a happy crowd.

I am looking forward to a victory parade and an inspirational summer. Many works are to come….

-If you have downloaded any of my free books, PLEASE review them on any platform, amazon, kindle, goodreads, etc. Reviews mean a LOT, many thanks!

Please feel free to share my amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events

  • Mannequins on the Loop through June 9th. This is the last couple days!!
  • Book releases to be announced.
  • Annual Stray Rescue Urban Wanderers Show TBA June 2019
  • Penned Con in St. Louis, Sept. 12-14th

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

Last Day to See Mannequins on the Loop!

Hello Lovelies:

“Re-Bertha of the Dead” is up for ONE MORE DAY in the Delmar Loop for the Mannequins on the Loop!

The Mannequins on the Loop project promotes local artists and designers, recycling, and children’s education.

A refresher: I came up with the name for Re-Bertha (with help from Jillian the manager of my sponsor, Sunshine Daydream) as a play on Bertha, the famous skeleton of the Grateful Dead, “rebirth” in terms of recycling, and of the Dead, again a play on the Grateful Dead and Day of the Dead influence. The name clearly helped with the creation and theme of the sculpture.

Again, I didn’t buy a single new item for the piece. I used all recycled and upcycled materials. Even the day glow paints were from old art projects. The geode jewelry was donated by my sponsor Sunshine Daydream. Special thanks to them for sponsoring. Also thanks to the Campbell House Museum for hosting my first shoot and reveal with “Re-Bertha” in the garden with the fabulous blooming florals!!

This is a juried project, but there is also a fan favorite by popular vote. I would really appreciate your vote.

Please vote for “Re-Bertha”, link here: http://www.mannequinsontheloop.com/vote-now.html #mannequinsontheloop

Video of the whole build process and installation here:

Thanks again for your support!!!

-If you have downloaded any of my free books, PLEASE review them on any platform, amazon, kindle, goodreads, etc. Reviews mean a LOT, many thanks!

Please feel free to share my amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

————-

Events

  • Mannequins on the Loop through June 9th. This is the last couple days!!
  • 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

Queen of Clocks on Sale!

Hello Lovelies!

One year ago, I participated in a fantastic retelling of classic fairytales with a Steampunk twist, “Queen of Clocks”. Happy Birthday to this fab collection!

Sleeping Beauty has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid, so I did a fun spin on it, “Sleeping Steaming Beauty”.

A sample:

The “Queen of Clocks” ebook is now 50% through the month of June. You can buy it here:

https://books2read.com/QueenOfClocks

Speaking of books….

-If you have downloaded any of my free books, PLEASE review them on any platform, amazon, kindle, goodreads, etc. Reviews mean a LOT, many thanks!

Please feel free to share my amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Thank you for reading,

Victoria

————-

Events

  • Mannequins on the Loop through June 9th. Please vote for “Re-Bertha”, link here: http://www.mannequinsontheloop.com/vote-now.html #mannequinsontheloop
  • Book releases to be announced.
  • Annual Stray Rescue Urban Wanderers Show June 29, 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 of my items 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