My Cousin Rachel

Dear Readers:

As part of my decompression, I got to see a free screening of My Cousin Rachel last night. 

Based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier, it’s a gothic thriller about a young heir that falls in love with his cousin’s widow.

Rachel Weisz, as Rachel, is perfect as the beguiling widow. Sam Claflin plays the frustrated and confused heir well. 

The movie is a little slow in places, but the scenery, architecture, and costuming is fantastic. I would like to read the book (this is one of Du Maurier’s I haven’t read). I don’t normally review movies here, but I think those that like regency/Victorian gothic thrillers will enjoy it. 


The IMDB link is here:

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt4411596/

And just a reminder, Urban Wanderers is tomorrow! Please stop on by and support Stray Rescue.

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria
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*Urban Wanderers, Stray Rescue’s Art Benefit opening is Friday, June 9th from 5p-8p at SLU’s Museum of Art
*The London Tea Room 10th Anniversary and Street Party, at the London Tea Room, Saturday, June 24th from 11am-6pm
*AKC Museum of the Dog, Live Draw and Art Show, Saturday, July 15th from 11a-3p
*12th Annual Amazing Spirit Art Exhibit and Opening at the CWE Schlafly Branch of the City Library. Opening Wednesday July 19th, 6p-8p
*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!
TBA with more details:
*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog
*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
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-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. 
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Thanks Again…

To those who stopped by The Lafayette Square House Tour. Tournout was light and we got soaked at the end:


But it was neat to get see some of the other vendors. I picked up some cool pieces!


Combined with stuff from a recent trip to Hannibal, I’ll have some great new things in the Etsy store soon!

In decompression mode now, trying to get caught up, rest and some exercise in:

Night swim before:


Night swim after:


As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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*Urban Wanderers, Stray Rescue’s Art Benefit opening is Friday, June 9th from 5p-8p at SLU’s Museum of Art

*The London Tea Room 10th Anniversary and Street Party, at the London Tea Room, Saturday, June 24th from 11am-6pm

*AKC Museum of the Dog, Live Draw and Art Show, Saturday, July 15th from 11a-3p

*12th Annual Amazing Spirit Art Exhibit and Opening at the CWE Schlafly Branch of the City Library. Opening Wednesday July 19th, 6p-8p

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

TBA with more details:

*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog

*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

-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.

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-Fine Art America-store coming soo 

Lafayette House Tour This Weekend!

Hi All:

I’ll be at 1900 Park again for this event!!!


Link to the FB event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/143247022756291??ti=ia

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria
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*Lafayette House Tour/1900 Park, Steampunk and Art Trunk Show, June 3-4, 10am-5pm
*Urban Wanderers, Stray Rescue’s Art Benefit opening is Friday, June 9th from 5p-8p at SLU’s Museum of Art
*The London Tea Room 10th Anniversary and Street Party, at the London Tea Room, Saturday, June 24th from 11am-6pm
*AKC Museum of the Dog, Live Draw and Art Show, Saturday, July 15th from 11a-3p
*12th Annual Amazing Spirit Art Exhibit and Opening at the CWE Schlafly Branch of the City Library. Opening Wednesday July 19th, 6p-8p
*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!
TBA with more details:
*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog
*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
-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

A Bestseller! Thank You!

Dear Readers:

A Long Reign is now an Amazon/Kindle Bestseller! It reached as high as #7 in Steampunk and #9 in Time Travel. I will keep you posted on my results for the Storyteller UK competition!

#steampunk #alongreign #storytellerUK2017 

I will have a limited number of copies available for the first book signing this weekend at 1900 Park, during the Lafayette Square House Tour!!! Details below in the event listing. 

A Long Reign is available on Amazon in paperback and Amazon/Kindle to download. The link is here:

I appreciate your critique on Amazon, whether positive or negative. But I have just received my first five star rating of the book!!
Here’s a link to the first read on FB:
https://www.facebook.com/1512040175497133?view=permalink&id=1182013641910176

YouTube link to “live” reads:

My YouTube Channel is The SP Countess:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC98VXA1LQVGE-_rqLV6XLdQ

I have a lot of other videos there of my other work, from fashion shoots to places that inspire me like Lafayette and Forest Park! 

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria
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News and events:
*Lafayette House Tour/1900 Park, Steampunk and Art Trunk Show, June 3-4, 10am-5pm
*Urban Wanderers, Stray Rescue’s Art Benefit opening is Friday, June 9th from 5p-8p at SLU’s Museum of Art
*The London Tea Room 10th Anniversary and Street Party, at the London Tea Room, Saturday, June 24th from 11am-6pm
*AKC Museum of the Dog, Live Draw and Art Show, Saturday, July 15th from 11a-3p
*12th Annual Amazing Spirit Art Exhibit and Opening at the CWE Schlafly Branch of the City Library. Opening Wednesday July 19th, 6p-8p
*Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO, Labor Day Weekend, many more details to follow!!
TBA with more details:
*11/11, Live Draw at the AKC Museum of the Dog
*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour
-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. A Long Reign will soon be added to these as well!!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-YouTube-The SP Countess:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC98VXA1LQVGE-_rqLV6XLdQ

-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

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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 Book and MORE NOLA

Look what came in the mail yesterday? I’m beyond excited with the publishing of my new dog book!


Yes, there will be a book signing on Feb. 18 at Noon at the AKC Museum of the Dog! More details below in the events portion.

So back to New Orleans. We arrived during the full moon on a cool evening that seemed to have a magical air to it.


The 2nd night was spend roaming Bourbon Street:

We saw one of the smaller parades and I got bombarded with beads! 

There was a quick stop at the Hard Rock for my usual collectible. And what do you know, Duran Duran was playing when we walked in. Magical.


We then stopped at a small party where look who got the baby in the King Cake! Yep, me. 


The magic and a little spookiness continues on the next blog! 

As always, thank you for reading,
Victoria 
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News and events:
So the big events coming in Feb!
-Feb 3rd: TWO events, due to the double booking I will make short appearances at each.
Sherlocked at the St. Louis Science Center First Friday 2/3/17, 6p-9p. I will have an artist’s table there with books and Neo Victorian/Steampunk accessories. FREE to the public.
Steampunk Masquerade Art Show Opening -the art show will be up in the gallery 1900 Park the whole month of February! The opening will be 2/3/17, 6p-9p. Also FREE to the public.
The opening invite is here on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1191333874275649/?ti=icl
Broken Hearts Ball at the Steampunk Masquerade Art Show-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 (3rd-25th). The Facebook invite link is here and will be updated on a regular basis: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/707519142739870/?ti=icl
-Another dream come true! I have a book signing at the AKC Museum of the Dog for my tome, “A Book of Sleepy Dogs”! Feb. 18th at NOON at the Museum.More details coming!!
A formal link coming, but here is the FB post on Dog Museum page:

-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 https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram-Steampunkcountess
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon