A True Memorial

Hello Lovelies:

Today, Memorial Day, I finally made a trip down to see the remodeled exterior of St. Louis Soldiers Memorial Museum. It’s just a few short blocks from my beloved Campbell House.

It’s also where my STL250 cake sculpture was placed during the city’s 250th Anniversary celebration. Here’s a pic from a few years ago with my cake that Memorial Day:

So please enjoy these photos, as they remind us how some gave all, and freedom is not free.

Each corner has round sculptures with the major fronts/battles engraved on the bases.

The entrances on both sides are guarded by immense eagle, male, female, and winged horses statuary:

An immense anchor Memorial represents the Naval and Merchant Marine forces:

The plaza in front of the Memorial has the names of those lives lost, the military divisions, and more Memorial sculptures and plaques:

More Memorial dates:

Additional architecture surrounds the Memorial. In this pic (left to right) you see the lower Civil Courts building, Federal Courthouse (the tallest building), City Hall (the German style brown roof building), and City Courts.

The Courts and the Stifel Center:

The tall building below is the renovated Park Pacific tower, the Christ Church Cathedral is behind that, followed by the Shell Oil building:

Above is the taller Civil Courts building.

The American Legion Memorial is in the park just to the west:

Additional information on the Memorial is here: https://www.stlsoldiersmemorial.org/

As always, thank you for reading,

-Victoria

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Late May Summer Kick Off and Blooming!

Hello Lovelies:

First-an event announcement! On June 13th, I will be participating in a live/online steampunk tea! More details forthcoming by the link is here:

https://www.subgenres.net/

I’ve been working on various projects, writing/editing, going through costume inventory, trying to wrap things up before the official start of summer and the possibility of going back to the “day job” in a month. It’s been a bit frustrating with the timing of the virus, but really making strides to get many things in order.

So what is new? I’ve mowed the lawn 13 times already at the Museum, much of the garden is blooming including peonies, and the construction is progressing well. Here’s scenes of last night’s sunset at the House:

Need to relax but get moving? A new yoga video is up! #yogaarmsadshoulders https://youtu.be/PI0Z3XDPn-k

Want to cook something light? How about a crabmeat salad? Recipe here:

As announced, new covers are coming and fully re-edited books!

Two new covers will be announced on June 12-13th!!!

Parts of the Vampire’s Little Black Book series is first with “A Dream of Emerald Skies” to follow, here’s the cover release in case you missed it:

I’m also working on a pet portrait for Stray Rescue’s annual auction. This year it will be online. Watch for that soon!

I am working with several solutions on getting more merchandise online besides my Etsy (which is reopened). I am slowly adding items to DPop and my square store as well. Here is the square store link:

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I am writing some bang up awesome pieces for Steampunk Journal, check them out here:

https://steampunkjournal.org/2020/05/20/a-polite-chat-with-thomas-benjamin-wild-esq/

I hope that this blog finds you you in good health and that your summer is magical and fun!

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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The Cover Reveal is HERE!

Hello Lovelies:

Bam! Here’s the new “A Dream of Emerald Skies” Cover:

The YouTube link of the video cover reveal is here!

The whole revise book will is forthcoming later this summer! Right now, I’m again updating my whole catalog of books in order to be able to go wide. Thank you for your patience!

More reveals coming soon. If you would like to be on my email list for my newsletter, please message me your email.

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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Cover Reveal Tomorrow

Hello Lovelies!

Just a fun announcement today…

NEW COVER REVEAL for “A Dream of Emerald Skies” TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th! On all my social media by 3pm CST USA time.

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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A Walk in the Park

Hello Lovelies!

Last week, we had beautiful weather here in St. Louis. On one of those days, I just had to trot over to Lafayette Park for a brisk stroll and some dinner.

For those not familiar, this is one of the oldest Victorian parks in the United States. It’s surrounded by the colorful “painted ladies”, the homes built in popular Victorian style. It’s also the place of many steampunk scenes of my Society series books.

As always, the park did not disappoint and continues to inspire. The greenery was intoxicating! My mood relaxed amongst the foliage.

Here’s just a few scenes from around one of my favorite places on earth:

Iwas properly attired for my stroll.

Picked up some delicious empanadas and corn fritters at Mayo Ketchup:

I am next hoping for a good looking storm front to roll through for some good book trailer footage.

As always, thank you for reading,

-Victoria

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Updates! May the 4th!

Hello Lovelies:

First, May the 4th Be With You today! The Star Wars series highly influenced my characters, especially the female ones, in my books.

Also, Happy May Day and Beltane!

This past weekend, I took a little time to relax and enjoy some movies. I soaked up a lot of inspiration, which was the juice I needed to get going on some projects. More on this later…just a few pic hints of what’s to come

Good movies deserve a good wine:

And pizza (courtesy of Dogtown Pizza from the Crack Fox):

Last week I got back into the groove. Got more done than I had in a while. Here’s a little video update:

I also got some great new steampunky colored hoops from Michelle Schaeffer of St. Louis hoop club.

I need to wear gloves for a while though until my hands build up the tolerance needed for tricks. Fortunately, I heal fast:


Did a little storm spotting:

And speaking of weather, this old photo of mine that went viral a few years ago, popped up in my FB feed:

I did a few “Cooking with the Countess” segments for my YouTube channel, including lemonade and crabmeat salad. I’ll have another blog about that later, but here’s something to whet your appetite:

I got in some reading and reviews will be up on Steampunk Journal soon!

Had my own mini Kentucky Derby:

We’re past the halfway point to Halloween, and I really hope we have one this year.

Got a nice walk in at the park, more on that too coming…

So more editing and research to be done!

Watch this space, cover releases coming soon!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Hello Lovelies:

Again with this time off, I’m making some fun things including this amazing lemonade recipe here with more cooking with the Countess: https://youtu.be/7id6Hb3GhTY
I also have a history of lemonade on Steampunk Journal here: https://steampunkjournal.org/2020/05/01/a-brief-history-of-lemonade/

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Thank you for your support! And as always, thank you for reading.

-Victoria

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