Author Shout Out Book Signing This Weekend!

Dear Readers:

Due to my sister’s passing, I had to delay the release of my vamp series compilation. But that will come later this summer! 

In the meantime, the Author Shout Out is this weekend! Details are here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1497427766943880/?ti=icl


I also have two photo shoots this week, so new pics are coming. 

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria

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News and events:

*Author Shout Out! Meet me and book signing at Schlafly Branch in the Central West End, April 22, 2-5pm

*Heavy Anchor Craft/Art Fair:


*Lafayette House Tour/1900 Park, Steampunk and Art Trunk Show, June 3-4, 10am-5pm

*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!

-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 filling your email box. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! 

-And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.

-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)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Videos! 

As I am still, yes still catching up on various projects, I just wanted to share a pleasant reminder, that yes, I have a YouTube channel. 

Please take a gander. The link for my interview for my first Steampunk novel “Strax and the Widow” is here. I made all the accessories I’m wearing, enjoy! 

There are MORE upcoming shows and events (a few listed below), and live reads on Facebook, Periscope, and Instagram to be announced soon!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria
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News and events:
*Author Shout Out! Meet me and book signing at Schlafly Branch in the Central West End, April 22, 2-5pm
*Lafayette House Tour/1900 Park, Steampunk and Art Trunk Show, June 3-4, 10am-5pm
*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!
-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 filling your email box. 
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! 
-And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:
amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.
-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)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

New Video Interview!

Dear Readers:

It’s been an eventful February and I’m just now, mid-March, catching up on some projects for later this year. In the meantime, please enjoy this interview I did for Strax and the Widow at the London Team Room with author/filmmaker Peter James.

Please watch this space! Later this spring I’ll be announcing MORE upcoming shows and events (a few listed below), and live reads on Facebook, Periscope, and Instagram!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

—–

News and events:

*Author Shout Out! Meet me and book signing at Schlafly Branch in the Central West End, April 22, 2-5pm

*Lafayette House Tour/1900 Park, Steampunk and Art Trunk Show, June 3-4, 10am-5pm

*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!

-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 filling your email box. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! 

-And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.

-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)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

On Losing Heroes

2016 has been the Reaper’s bitch. And I say that with some bitterness, as today, one of my childhood heroes, Carrie Fisher, passed away.

I was completely mesmerized by Princess Leia’s fierce determination and bravery against such incredible odds. I remember wanting to pee in my pants when Vader first overtook her ship. She was strong, yet caring. Unflinching, yet compassionate. She even got the bad boy to come around to be a gentleman. 

In real life, Carrie was just as much a hero. Outspoken and speaking for others fighting mental illness and addiction. I’ve always believed real heroes have flaws. And those imperfections are what truly make us unique and beautiful. Ms. Fisher was flawed, and she was beautiful.

I had hoped she would recover, especially after we have lost so many others this year; not just entertainers, but authors, artists, scientists, and scholars. 
Although I feel wounded and aghast at the loss of such talent this year, I try to comfort myself with creating, with helping. Sadness and negativity win when we stop living with purpose, when we live without love. 

Time is short, use it wisely, because you may be someone else’s hero. And today, we need heroes more than ever.

Peace, and as always, thank you for reading,

Victoria 

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A pleasant reminder:
Sale-All holiday items will be marked down until January 2nd, before leaving the store. PLEASE NOTE: I can not guarantee shipping or delivery by Christmas or New Years. And…

Last day: Etsy has a special promotion for qualifying purchases! Spend $50 in one store by 12/27, get $10 toward a future purchase through Jan. 31st, 2017.

Store link:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

Thank you for supporting small and local. As always, thank you for reading, peace to you and yours this holiday season!

Victoria

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News and events:

-No events in Jan, but big events coming in Feb, including the Broken Hearts Ball mentioned above, Feb. 11th, 6p-10p at 1900 Park Creative Space. There will be a fashion show, escape entertainment and art in conjunction with a steampunk art exhibit that will run through the month of February (4th-25th). The Facebook invite link is here and will be updated on a regular basis: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/707519142739870/?ti=icl

-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 filling your email box. 
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.

-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)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Inspiration for a Broken Heart

I sometimes find inspiration in unexpected places or one project will inspire another. I did a quick set of shots after a long day at the Dungeon. I dressed up that day as a punkish homage to Marie Antoinette. I’d tried a cheap blue hair powder that worked incredibly well, giving my hair shades of deep blue to faded green. Most of these were just test shots, but with some low lighting, I achieved a tousled gothic look I really liked:

But this last one, wow, I liked it so much that it is going to be used for poster/promotional art for a Steampunk Broken Hearts Ball coming up February:


I just liked the overall look of he shot and how it corresponded to the theme of the show. More details to follow!

A pleasant reminder:

The last day for 50% off!!! (Any item over $21.) The first part of the sale will run through December 26th. After that, all holiday items will be marked down until January 2nd, before leaving the store. So you can stock up on last minute gifts and decor for next year. PLEASE NOTE: I can not guarantee shipping or delivery by Christmas or New Years. Use coupon code for the 50% off: 50LAST2016

Also Etsy has a special promotion for qualifying purchases! Spend $50 in one store by 12/27, get $10 toward a future purchase through Jan. 31st, 2017.

Store link:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
Thank you for supporting small and local. As always, thank you for reading, peace to you and yours this holiday season!
Victoria
—–
News and events:
-No events in Jan, but big events coming in Feb, including the Broken Hearts Ball mentioned above, Feb. 11th, 6p-10p at 1900 Park Creative Space. There will be a fashion show, escape entertainment and art in conjunction with a steampunk art exhibit that will run through the month of February. The Facebook invite link is here and will be updated on a regular basis: 
-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 filling your email box. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:
amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.
-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)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Cyber Monday 2016

Dear Readers:I’ve added incredible things to the Etsy store! And today is the last day of the sale.

***Take 50% off any item over $20 with code SBS2016. This code will be good through Cyber Monday 11/28. Feel free to share this code with family and friends as the SBS in the code stands for Small Business Saturday! Please support small and local this year! 

Just a taste of what’s new:


Another BIG THANKS FREEBIE-I am so grateful for your business, that I am offering a FREE steampunk/Victorian gothic short on amazon/kindle. “A Stairway” is available TODAY through Cyber Monday. Again, you are welcome to share it with friends:

amazon.com/author/victorialszulc

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria
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News and events:
-Shop small at the Heavy Anchor! I’ll have lots of great gifts:

-I will again host the Open House at 1900 Park during the Holiday Parlor Tour in Lafayette Square, Sunday, 12/11, 10am-5pm. More great goodies at the Trunk Show!

-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 filling your email box. 
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:
amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc
Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.
-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)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen.
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon

Small Business Saturday

Dear Readers:
Thank you for supporting small businesses like mine this weekend. Your patronage allows me to keep creating and doing what I love AND make a living on it. 

I’m still filling the Etsy store with new goodies, from vintage and art items to new steampunk jewelry and offering an incredible sale. 

Take 50% off any item over $20 with code SBS2016. This code will be good through Cyber Monday 11/28. Feel free to share this code with family and friends as the SBS in the code stands for Small Business Saturday! Please support small and local this year! 


Another BIG THANKS FREEBIE-I am so grateful for your business, that I am offering a FREE steampunk/Victorian gothic short on amazon/kindle. “A Stairway” is available TODAY through Cyber Monday. Again, you are welcome to share it with friends:

amazon.com/author/victorialszulc


As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

—–

News and events:

-Shop small at the Heavy Anchor! I’ll have lots of great gifts:


-I will again host the Open House at 1900 Park during the Holiday Parlor Tour in Lafayette Square, Sunday, 12/11, 10am-5pm. More great goodies at the Trunk Show!



-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 filling your email box. 

-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! And so the Discussion began….The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is here too! My amazon author page link:

amazon.com/author/victorial.szulc

Or buy on Etsy: -I have plenty of copies of “Strax and the Widow” and “Revenge and Machinery” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.

-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)

-Etsy-the Haute Hen.

-Instagram-Steampunkcountess

-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess

-Fine Art America-store coming soon