The Big News and Nomination

Hello Lovelies!

As revealed a couple weeks ago, I’m featured in St. Louis Magazine with the Campbell House Museum in the February issue! Thank you to the Museum, Nicholas Phillips for the story, and Matt Seidel for the photos.

The link to this fun article is here: https://www.stlmag.com/history/campbell-house-museum-weekend-manager/

And speaking of the magazine, it’s again time for St. Louis Magazine’s A-List noms! I appreciate your support and vote/nomination for STL Magazine’s 2020 A-List, in the author category (type in Victoria L. Szulc please)! Vote here: https://www.stlmag.com/alist

The same details are in this month’s newsletter. https://mailchi.mp/607f45d34121/the-big-news-in-st-louis-magazine

I’m so appreciative of your support of my art and the Campbell House Museum!

Again, more good things in the works! As always, thank you for reading,

-Victoria

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Banner Week, Big News!

Hello Lovelies:

It has been a crazy good week. I got kudos and a good review at the day job. I also managed to repair and upgrade my laptop to hold out until I can get a new one later in the year.

And today I FINALLY can release the BIG NEWS! I got a peek of my feature with St. Louis Magazine!! I’ll be posting the link and more info as it becomes available. Here’s a sneak peek at the article coming out shortly:

I have a most interesting job…
In the morning room.

And speaking of the magazine, I would appreciate your nomination for St. Louis Magazine’s A-List in the author category (type in Victoria L. Szulc please)! https://www.stlmag.com/alist

More exciting things going on. Watch this space!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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A Little Faith

Hello Lovelies:

First, as always, I am so grateful that you’re following my blog and supporting my art and writing.

It’s hard work being a creative; a constant struggle of making concepts come to life, promoting them, and hopefully, someone enjoys what you do and buys that painting, that book, that CD, sees your performance, and gives you a stellar review.

Early last year I put out some pieces for competition that I liked, but didn’t quite have that full treatment or polish. But by the end of the year, I’d finished one of favorite pieces ever, “A Dream of Emerald Skies”. It’s selling okay, but getting really good reviews!

It’s in several competitions, one of which I’m supposed to hear something soon. So I appreciate your continued support and faith in my work. I am blessed to do what I love.

A little faith has brought me here. A lot of faith will take me farther.

As always, thank you for reading,

-Victoria

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2019 Top Ten and Happy New Year 2020

Hello Lovelies!

Happy New Year! I did a 2019 top 10 things I liked. Share your top 10, fave song, movie, tv show, concert, book, event.

Here’s mine:

1) Song: “Circles” by Post Malone. I’m late to the Post party, but this song has a delightfully smooth cruising groove. I highly recommend the video as well, especially if you’re into Ren stuff. I also liked most of what Lizzo put out. And The Cog is Dead’s version of Billie Elian’s “Bad Guy” was amazing.

2) Concert: Panic at the Disco! Brendon Urie is ultra talented and it showed through his and his band’s whole performance. The stage lighting and graphics were brilliant and well executed. I also enjoyed Adam Ant.

3) Other Event: Wicked the Musical. I saw it for the second time at the Fox Theatre. This show inspires me in more ways than I can count. I was not disappointed.

4) Sport Event: The St. Louis Blues winning three Stanley Cup. It was their turn, and they won it in spectacular fashion, from worst to first. The US Womens WC win was pretty damn exciting as well.

5) Favorite New Food/Restaurant: Mayo Ketchup in Lafayette took over one of my favorites, Laredo. I was sad to see Laredo go, but Mayo is amazing with delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere.

6) Movie: Avengers. Yeah I cried. Several times. And Captain Marvel was so fantastic. A lot of people forgot about Bird Box. That movie scared the crap outta me, well done.

7) TV Show: A TIE! The Masked Singer was delightfully corny. And a steampunk fox revealed to be Wayne Brady, won the most recent season. Carnival Row was a knockout. Visually stunning with a cast of characters woven into a well polished plot. Said good bye to Poldark, continuing to enjoy Victoria and 9-1-1 on Fox.

8) Game: I’m not a gamer, but yep, I downloaded the Harry Potter app. Loved it.

9) Best thing that happened to me: moved and started my new position at the Museum AND making St. Louis Magazine’s A-List in the author category.

10) Resolution: start what I finish. Especially when it comes to books. I started no less then 3 books and am just now getting around to finishing reading them. Part of that is due to flu which gave me some needed rest.

You can watch me talk about my top ten here:
https://youtu.be/UdBbyaXkCkU

And my Insta Top 9 for 2019 is here:

I wish you all a peaceful and prosperous 2020! As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Merry Belated Christmas

Hello Lovelies:

I got type A flu on Christmas Day evening and have been in recovery since then. Starting to feel better. Yes, I’m sitting on some big news, but I’ll get to tell you all about it in early January!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.

What ever holiday you celebrate, I wish you much peace and joy. I am so very very grateful for you my readers and patrons of my art.

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Holiday Tours (Halloween and Xmas)

Hello Lovelies:

I’ve got such a backlog of really nifty events. So I’ll be posting a lot of things out of order BUT it will be all kinds of fun photos and stuff. Very little promo!

Speaking of promo, thanks for your support! “The Body Farm” and “A Dream of Emerald Skies” both did well.

Thanks for the ranks!

I appreciate the reads and reviews! The Body Farm is in Amazon’s 2019 Pen to Publish competition, so any reads and reviews are appreciated.

So, other than Garden Glow and routine tours of the Museum, my special holiday tours of the season are over.

I promised a little more of costume #2 for Halloween which was a modified Victorian gown. It was a black costume Victorian dress. I took off the faux vest front, aproned the front, bustled the back, pleated the trim, added to the cuffs, and expanded the sleeves. I also altered a hat and a sleeveless shirt into a capelet. I had a ton of fun, especially standing in the kitchen and casually surprising guests in the kitchen. Details and then the resulting costume:

Then after Halloween, we went straight into the Christmas tours at Campbell House and Glow at the Botanical Gardens:

Full Moon over MoBot!

Me in a red costume Victorian dress showing off the stunning Campbell House Museum:

I also did another shoot in the Museum, however, I wasn’t the photographer AND the results are going to be a massive surprise for mid-January! So keep watching!

Many changes and good things are happening. Event dates for 2020 are coming as well.Thank you for your support!

And as always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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More SNOW! And One More Day FREE ebooks

Hello Lovelies!

Yes, we have MORE snow today! Another 5-7” of the white fluffy stuff. And I am pleased as punch to have a day off from the day job.

Here’s some early pics from yesterday:

The Museum looking stately in the snow!

And today, a soft blanket of white continues to fall:

So are you Snowed in? Pick up a FREE vampire read today! Will the vampire returns in:

The Body Farm: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v.12 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082KBCV5G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BK99DbMAWHDX4

It’s doing well in the ranks, so I really appreciate your support!

Moving on up!

And my latest steampunk adventure, “A Dream of Emerald Skies” is also doing well. It’s my first YA book, so I hope teens will enjoy it! Link here:

A Dream of Emerald Skies: The Young Society Series, v.1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X39577B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Yu-9DbB28RWFR

All my books on Amazon are here: Amazon-amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Coming SOON my links to Kobo, iBooks, Google Books and Barnes and Noble. Don’t forget, Dunaway Books locally in St. Louis has paperbacks in stock!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Holiday Tours and Lights! And More of Will

Hello Lovelies!

“Dream” continues to do well, and I’m so excited about its progress! If you haven’t picked up your copy, the link is here:

A Dream of Emerald Skies: The Young Society Series, v.1 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X39577B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_eI-8DbWX9FBSE

Thanks for reads, good reviews, and sharing!

Moving on up!!!

And yes, Will has retuned! FREE ebooks of The Body Farm are available on Amazon/Kindle this weekend through Monday! The link is here:

The Body Farm: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v.12 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082KBCV5G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_iBg9DbXHFRJX1

Holiday Tours Continue!

I’m lucky to work for two great historical institutions. At the Campbell House Museum last weekend, we were part of a region wide house tour. We had two lovely ladies join us from the St. Louis Georgian Sewing Society:

Lovely in the parlor!

And MoBot has Garden Glow going on:

Full moon over the Garden!

And the Butterfly House has Winter Jewels with fairy gardens in the Observatory:

So cute!

More to come, doing more tours this weekend!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Time Traveler’s Ball and Will has Returned!

Hello Lovelies!

First, many thanks for your continued support! “A Dream of Emerald Skies” continues to grow on Amazon with good reviews, rankings, and reads! See ranks below!

Thanks for reading!

And FINALLY, Will the vampire has returned in The Body Farm, v. 12 of the Vampire’s Little Black Book Series! Ebook copies will be FREE this weekend on Amazon. Again, I had some issues and delays, so my humble apologies! BUT this is not just a short story, it is a good sized novella of almost 100 pages and the first individual story of Will’s to be in paperback. It is in Amazon’s 2019 Pen to Publish contest, so any reads and reviews would be appreciated!

The link for the ebook is here:

The Body Farm: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v.12 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082KBCV5G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_iiR8DbZV63MJP

More adventures:

Again, so much going on that I’m am playing catch up with posts! Last Friday I attended the Time Travelers Ball that benefitted the Tower Grove Neighborhoods CDC. This not for profit revitalizes neighborhoods in the St. Louis in a myriad of ways. The Ball is their annual major fundraiser to support their cause.

One of my best friends, designer Michele Berhorst helps with the events branding and promotion each year. So with VIP tickets in hand we enjoyed a spectacular evening with people dressed up from all eras, but of course I was thrilled to see a lot of steampunks! We of course did our own steampunk gunslinger and airship pilot. Below is a montage of steampunk dressed guests that came for the event:

More details coming to Steampunk Journal! And yes, more new articles as well with their new format!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Giving Thanks and Giving Tuesday

Hello Lovelies:

Cyber Monday and the following week was just insanely busy. I want to thank everyone who took the time to download, read, and review “A Dream of Emerald Skies”! It almost went top 10 in Steampunk on Amazon!!! It has 4 good reviews and has been in the top thousand in two steampunk categories/ranks for a couple weeks now.

I have really, really loved starting this series, and more is coming as I continue to build my steampunk hero universe. So again many thanks, and I’ll be posting more regular content soon of recent adventures.

A BIG thanks to all who came out to the Heavy Anchor for Small Biz Saturday as well! The pop up shop was fun and amazing. A lot of small and local businesses did well that evening and we appreciated your support!

A few words on Giving Tuesday:

Every year I donate 1-2 big portraits to Stray Rescue and this year I donated a pet portrait certificate to Penned Con’s purpose Action for Autism.

I moved this year so I was able to donate a ton of books, clothing and household items I didn’t need. I am grateful for the things I have and feel blessed to share my art. I may not have extra $$ to give at this time, but I am happy to see how far my work goes in helping those in need including the four footed kind! Thank you to all who gave what you could. So many worthy organizations need help.

Yes, more big stuff is coming. I’m sitting on some really cool news, but soon I’ll be able to tell every about a great feature I’m in. 😉

In other news:

More coming to Steampunk Journal in the next year as well. We’ve had to make some adjustments as of late, so hold your horses some amazing stories are coming.

And yes, Will is almost back. Again sorry for delays, but the Body Farm went from a short story to a full fledged novella!!! And this will be the FIRST of the whole series you will be able to buy as a stand alone hard copy. Release dates are coming I. The next couple days, and yes, as a thank you, some limited FREE ebook downloads will be available. A preview of the cover here:

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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