First, as a thank you, I’ll have some free e-book copies for Amazon Prime Tuesday!! Check out my author page here:
THANK YOU! Thank you to all who came out for the A-List Party.
I couldn’t have made it this far without you.
A little over five years ago, I was let go from my “day” job (along with 30 other people) from a horrific workplace that crumbled at the end of the recession. I almost died from a herniated umbilical that ignored for a few months because our insurance was shaky. The end of that job came when I stood in a room with about 20 of my soon to be former coworkers while a bankruptcy trustee informed us, via a phone call loudspeaker, that we were no long needed.
As I collected my ten days severance (pitiful, right?) pay and picked up the rest of my things (I had packed up most of my stuff weeks beforehand knowing what a terrible downhill slump the company was in) I vowed that I would never do corporate America again.
I did work for another media conglomerate for all of 10 weeks before I walked and made my part time retail “fun” job my full time job so I could make art. Again, I’d rather be working for myself miserable than some wealthy idiot(s).
I put a five year plan into place. I was going to have a measurable form of success if I was going to go indie. I was going to have to work hard. Even harder than I was before with two jobs and doing art and writing on the side.
It has not been without stress, pain, joy, passion, and craziness. In that five year span, my sister passed away and I had to put a beloved pet down. I finally moved after multiple issues with my former apartment, but moved into a great space.
I also put out an incredible body of work in that time, multiple shows, photo shoots, books, visual art and starting writing for Steampunk Journal.
Today is also my 6th “new” Birthday from the aforementioned hernia surgery. I am grateful to be alive.
So many, many thanks to everyone. I’ll have more updates on book releases very soon!
Here’s some fun pics from the A-List Event:
My latest newsletter is out. Feel free to follow along here:
As always, thank you for reading,
- FREE ebooks Tuesday, July 16th, see my Amazon author page: amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
- Book releases to be announced including “A Dream of Emerald Skies”, “Lafayette to London” and a surprise release for Penned Con!
- Dog Days of Summer Art Show-Late August, more details coming shortly.
- Penned Con in St. Louis, Sept. 12-14th https://www.pennedcon.com/
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BOOKS – all my books are on Amazon.
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.
-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:
-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
-YouTube-The SP Countess
, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
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:
-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.
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
Thank you for reading!