Goodbye to Summer! Pt. 1

Hello Lovelies!

Well, this summer has been chock full of shooting and editing. So, I thought to celebrate on last sunset, I’d feature some of my best shots from a sunflower field shoot with Model John at Columbia River Bottoms.

We a got a little lost trying to find the actual fields, but once we did, the golden hour worked it’s magic!

We were hard at work (above) and turned out some incredible work. My best shots and edits are below:

Watch this space for opportunities to buy prints and swag!

So things are coming to fruition! The first release of my whole revamped (and works in progress) is OUT NOW…

Will and the Vampire’s Little Black Book short story series has returned!

The Long moonlight is now available online:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HRPYWNT

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-long-moonlight

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/u/mv2wAj

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-long-moonlight-victoria-l-szulc

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1488854427

24 symbols: https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=3197887

And yes-steampunk shorts!!

October 5th (my birthday) is the revamp release date of the Steampunk short “A Stairway”, watch here for the online book links for purchase!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events

There is a slight possibility of a couple small events before the end of the year. I will keep you posted!

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Penned Con Online 2020

Hello Lovelies!

Penned Con is online through Facebook this year!! I will be making a few posts in the event on Wednesday at 6:45pm Eastern USA time. Here’s my greeting if you don’t have a chance to tune in:

The link to participate is here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/PennedConFanPage/?ref=share

Revamps continue!

The Long moonlight is now available online! I’ll have new releases every other month in 2021! Here are the links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HRPYWNT

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-long-moonlight

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/u/mv2wAj

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-long-moonlight-victoria-l-szulc

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1488854427

24 symbols: https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=3197887

How about some steampunk?

October 5th (my birthday) is the revamp release date of the Steampunk short “A Stairway”

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Will is BACK!

Hello Lovelies!

After a really long year or two of re-editing and revising, The Long Moonlight, the first of the Vampire’s Little Black Book Series is online! Except for Google which may be a few more days…

Thank you for your patience, and as always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

Announcement and book links here:

Will the vampire has returned!!! The first of the Little Black Book Series has been completely revised and is now available online everywhere! (Well, Google books in a few more days)

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HRPYWNT

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-long-moonlight

Books2Read: https://books2read.com/u/mv2wAj

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-long-moonlight-victoria-l-szulc/1135054108;jsessionid=98D4F66D3FE04C8CD6DD89FF174833E6.prodny_store02-atgap17?ean=2940163589715

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1488854427

24 symbols: https://www.24symbols.com/book/x/x/x?id=3197887

A Stairway Cover Reveal!!

Hello Lovelies!

Short and simple today! Here it is:

Available everywhere online on October 5th!

My little online announcement here:

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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Events-

-Penned Con Online! Links coming soon!

-The Long Moonlight re-release! Mid-Sept

-A Stairway re-release! October 5th

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Cats and Dogs 2020

Hello Lovelies!

This year has been a strange one. Including this lovely creature that showed up on the Museum grounds for a weekend.

Monique showed up right around black cat appreciation day:

From Friday morning of that weekend, she was friendly and even posed for pics:

She climbed into my lap and explored the carriage house:

Finally, her owner was found by one of our neighbors! Which brings me to National Dog Day. I celebrated by posting some of my best drawing pieces:

And some pics from my recent shoot with Stephanie Zhong and Luna:

Many more of those coming next year. In other news:

A BIG cover reveal this Tuesday! Mark your calendars for September 1st!

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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Events-Penned Con Online! Links coming soon!

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Staycation 2020

Hello Lovelies:

A couple weeks ago, I had one last free weekend before going back to a “day job” regular schedule. I took advantage of that time to see a couple of local wonderful exhibits that ignited the desire to really get creative. I kinda crashed and burned after them due to some unforeseen circumstances and now am rushing to complete some projects before the end of summer.

But back to the staycation. I started off with a visit to the Millet exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum.

A video tour is here: https://youtu.be/w27VZkjWzzY
And here are some of my favorites:

Part 2 of staycation was a quick trip to the Missouri Botanical Gardens with friends on Sunday (sorry no pics). However I took plenty of pictures for part 3 of the staycation at the DaVinci exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center. My favorite replicated inventions were, the Steam Cannon:

The Hall of Mirrors:

And the Ideal City:

And like the Millet exhibit, I took a little video tour:

https://youtu.be/JKzbmbQ7pCw
I left inspired. The next couple weeks were a little bumpy as I returned back to work. But more on that and my house guest that had impeccable timing, in the next blog…

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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Events-Penned Con Online! Links coming soon!

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National Photography Day 2020

Hello Lovelies:

Yesterday was National Photography Day here in the US. I decided to take this opportunity to reflect on my photo work from the last three years.

There have been times during this season of Covid and civil unrest that I’ve felt like I’ve been dragging, I’ve been uninspired. But one look at the photo work I’ve produced for covers and promos? Holy cow wow…so I documented these into collages, grouping together models, places, and nature. The variety and color makes me all goofy happy!

Of course living in a historic mansion doesn’t hurt. The inspiration I draw from the Campbell House Museum is magical:

Flowers from the Museum garden:

Lafayette Park is another one of my favorite places on earth:

Other favorite places include Oakland House, Compton Heights Water Tower and Park, the Fox Theatre, the Arch, and the Missouri Botanical Gardens:

Then the next best part is getting models to portray my characters in these wonderful spaces, or to do high fashion steampunk shoots. This is Ashley Meyer as Kate Church and vampire Esme/Tiffany:

Pete Hutchinson as Lord Wilson:

Mary L. Poll as Lavinia Davis

Stephanie Zhong as The Kicho/Chika:

Jacqueline Brown as Lady Shale, The Brown Lady, and Anna the Vampire:

John Mayfield as William the Vampire and Captain Smithy:

Ethan and Lauren from Thousand Faces Cosplay as Olivia and a Drasco:

Amy Wilder at Big River Steampunk Festival and Lunaeria at Lemp Brewery:

Lacey at Lemp Mansion:

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little retrospective. Soon you’ll see this in different formats other than social media.

And speaking of which, a little vlog update, good things to come….

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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A NEW Kicho Shoot!

Hello Lovelies:

Last weekend was time to shoot yet again, as I continue to update images for covers, swag and book trailers!

This is the second time I worked with the lovely and talented Stephanie Zhong who graced the cover of “The Kicho” which is currently in re-edit.

So, last week I collected props and costumes. These fans got some paint:

Then I pulled all the costume pieces and steamed all the clothing:

Every time I think, “we’ll this will be an hour, and bam, it turns into three or four!

Finally the shoot was ready to go! Stephanie and dog model Luna (a cute Shibu Inu!) arrived with some helpers. For two hours we shot and outside of the historic and wonderful Campbell House Museum.

Here are the best shots so far:

And at the end, the hardest part-clean up!

A new completed cover for The Kicho is done:

Again, special thanks to Model Stephanie Zhong, my brother and sister in law, Ed and Leslie Schultz, for letting me borrow Luna.

I’m working on the new interior edits as well. Watch this space for updates!

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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A Stairway Cover Shot Reveal!

Hello Lovelies!

Twice this summer I’ve had the delight of shooting Jacqueline Brown at the Oakland House in Affton, Mo. Jacqueline is also the caretaker of this wonderful Museum.

For the first shoot we focused on reshooting covers for “The Brown Lady” and “A Stairway”.

The shoot went incredibly well! I had lots of prime pics of Jacqueline as the character Lady Shale, from “A Stairway”. Here’s just a few of the best:

And the big cover shot reveal:

A new completed cover is in process as well as a new edition. Watch this space for updates!

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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Another Eve of Sunsets, Shoots and STUFF!

Hello Lovelies:

We have just continued to have some of the most beautiful sunsets and incredible scenery. I can barely keep up! This bunch was taken over the last few weeks. And it’s made me realize that yes, the sun is going down earlier, summer is coming to a close. We also had more flowers!

A few notes from A FB live here: https://www.facebook.com/MySteampunkProject/videos/1004147940023888/

Enjoy the pics, lots of editing, blogs and more good stuff coming.

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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