Fox Theatre Shoot Part #2

Hello Lovelies:

I am again excited to share more photos from the Fox Theatre! On Wednesday, June 20th, we had an amazing shoot at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in my hometown of St. Louis, MO.

First, you can find the in depth article on the Fox in Steampunk Journal:

https://www.steampunkjournal.org/2018/07/06/a-visit-to-the-fabulous-fox-theatre-st-louis-mo-usa/#

And the trailer for my book Revenge and Machinery that we shot in the Theatre:

Just a refresher, our crew:

  • photographers: Kim Ackerman, Kyana Gilliam, assistant Ray Ochs, and Victoria L. Szulc (me)
  • models: Jacqueline Brown, Ashley Meyer, and Mary L. Poll
  • artist/stylist/designer/coordinator/director: Victoria L. Szulc

Enjoy more pics below:

Photography: Kim Ackerman/Vogue Portrait Studios, Model: Ashley Meyer as Kate Church, the heroine of my novels, Designer/stylist: Victoria L. Szulc

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Photography: Kim Ackerman/Vogue Portrait Studios, Assistant: Ray Ochs, Models: Jacqueline Brown (as the villainous Madeline Fahey), Designer/stylist: Victoria L. Szulc

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Photography/stylist: Kim Ackerman, Assistant: Ray Ochs, Model: Mary L. Poll, Location coordinator: Victoria L. Szulc

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Photographer: Kyana Gilliam, Model: Jacqueline Brown, Designer/Stylist: Victoria L. Szulc

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Photographer: Kyana Gilliam, Model: Ashley Meyer, Designer/Stylist: Victoria L. Szulc

The promo for Big River Steampunk Festival link here:

Again, I will have so much more coming.

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events:

  • Next week!! I’ll have dog art up at Boardwalk Waffles from 7/10-24, with a special opening on 7/13 for “Let Them Eat Art!” Their page is here: https://www.boardwalkwaffles.com/

My bio link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1929588713748626?name=Let+Them+Eat+Art+-+The+13th+on+the+13th%21&event_id=1929588713748626&view=permalink&id=2298082950232532&acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2229%22%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3A%22admin_plan_mall_activity%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&notif_id=1530541986342410&notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&ref=notif

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BOOKS:

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Will returns soon, again sorry for delays, but I’m making a few tweaks and edits.

Steampunk!!!

THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow”, its sequel, “Revenge and Machinery”, and the spinoff “A Long Reign” are on Amazon and Kindle. 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” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
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-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

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

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Fox Theatre Shoot!!

Hello Lovelies:

On Wednesday June 20th I shot at one of the most beautiful places on the planet. The stunning Fox Theatre in my hometown of St. Louis, MO.

I have always dreamed of doing something in the theatre, so in two action filled hours, photographers Kim Ackerman, Kyana Gilliam, and assistant Ray Ochs, models Jacqueline Brown, Ashley Meyer, and Mary L. Poll, and myself, artist/stylist/designer/coordinator/director, filmed/shot haute couture steampunk fashion, maternity fashion, promos for Big River Steampunk Festival and Twitch/podcast Talk of the Tavern, a piece for Steampunk Journal, and a book trailer for my second novel “Revenge and Machinery”.

It was incredible.

I am posting just a couple samples here, but the article for the Journal will come very soon as well as the book trailer! I will also have some behind the scenes footage of working on the shoot. So a sneak peek:

Casual shot by me, Model: Ashley Meyer as Kate Church, the heroine of my novels. Photo/Designer/stylist: Victoria L. Szulc

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Photography: Kim Ackerman

Assistant: Ray Ochs

Models: Ashley Meyer (as Kate Church) and Jacqueline Brown (as the villainous Madeline Fahey)

Location: Fox Theatre, St. Louis

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Photography/stylist: Kim Ackerman

Assistant: Ray Ochs

Model: Mary L. Poll

Location coordinator: Victoria L. Szulc

Location: Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO

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Photographer: Kyana Gilliam

Model: Ashley Meyer

Designer/Stylist: Victoria L. Szulc

Location: Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO

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The promo for Big River Steampunk Festival link here:

Lots more coming soon!!!

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events:

  • I’ll have dog art up at Boardwalk Waffles from 7/10-24, with a special opening on 7/13 for “Let Them Eat Art!” Their page is here: https://www.boardwalkwaffles.com/

My bio link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1929588713748626?name=Let+Them+Eat+Art+-+The+13th+on+the+13th%21&event_id=1929588713748626&view=permalink&id=2298082950232532&acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2229%22%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3A%22admin_plan_mall_activity%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&notif_id=1530541986342410&notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&ref=notif

More Information:

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Here’s the latest: https://mailchi.mp/706d9e483a8f/spring-events-2018

BOOKS:

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Will returns soon, again sorry for delays, but I’m making a few tweaks and edits.

Steampunk!!!

THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow”, its sequel, “Revenge and Machinery”, and the spinoff “A Long Reign” are on Amazon and Kindle. 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” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

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

-DPOP: thesteampunkcountess
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

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The Power of a Dream

Hello Lovelies:

Every once in a while, I post a more personal blog about the trials of being an indie artist and writer.

This post is one of those. This past week was rough, where reality rudely slapped me in the face a few times, and naysayers seemed to read my old doubtful thoughts that were hidden in the backside of my brain.

I tangled with a superior three days in a row. Some of my end of summer plans just don’t have the budget to do what I’d like. One of my other works in progress will have to wait while a little longer as I wrangle out details. A costume piece was suddenly unavailable. Balancing a day job and art is a pain in the ass.

And again, there were some highs: a walk through the space I’m shooting in next week (incredible), a friend gave me some great items, some pieces I had to order not only came on time, but are way better than I’d expected, and I finally got a few moments to work on Kate’s latest adventures with Lord Wilson in the upcoming “Lafayette to London”.

But still, doubt lingered like lazy cobweb that’s just to high to reach. And last night, I had some trouble getting to bed. I literally prayed for a sign that I’m still on the right path. But today, I could sleep in. And the result was a wonderful dream. A truly incredible one (and 100% the truth):

It opened with me walking around a large kind of boring school or small government style building. I was looking for the entrance when I looked up and saw a one of those European style signs that said “Steampunk”. I followed its direction to a parking garage, a place I’d been to before. I was greeted by two workmen in dirty, sweaty clothing.

They opened a plate on the wall and revealed a round dial underneath. One the men punched in a code and a large riveted metal door swung open before me. I went down a set of stairs of what appeared to be a department store.

There was a full fledged Steampunk event going on. I went to the home department and people bounced on beds.

I was offered something that looked like a mix of ice cream and cotton candy. It was delicious.

I made my way to a food court and stopped at tables where Steampunk folk engaged in lively conversation, massive plates of food was served, and children ran with helium balloons.

I stood in the middle of all this happiness and voice in my head said, “Steampunk, this is where I belong.” I awoke smiling.

Whether you believe it was the positive part of my subconscious or a higher power, the dream bolstered me enough to blow through several hours of costuming today for upcoming events this week. A little sample:

I’ve reposted my first real steampunk headshot from well, years ago, as the image for this blog (reposting below). I made a promise to this lady (myself) in the picture that I was going to follow my dreams and be happy:

Tonight as I ready for bed with a nice cup of calming decaf tea, I’m ready to keep those promises.

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

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Events:

More Information:

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Here’s the latest: https://mailchi.mp/706d9e483a8f/spring-events-2018

BOOKS:

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Will returns soon, again sorry for delays, but I’m making a few tweaks and edits.

Steampunk!!!

THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow”, its sequel, “Revenge and Machinery”, and the spinoff “A Long Reign” are on Amazon and Kindle. 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” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

–Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

Time Passages

Hello Lovelies:

Another crazy busy week has passed. Last week was the opening for the last group show at the Dog Museum

and my first time at the St. Louis Ball Jointed Doll convention:

I will have a lot more on those in later blogs, but the way in that time is passing so quickly blows me away.

A year ago today, my sister passed away after a long battle with MS. So much has filled this last year. I lost my precious Bobalou last summer too.

But as they say, you can’t start something new without letting go of the old. Since those painful days ended, I started a new day job, had several successful shows, I started writing for Steampunk Journal, and have so much new reading material coming out in the next year and a half that I often wish for extra hands and another brain to handle the volume.

Those deaths have taught me to appreciate what I have and remind myself that anything is possible.

Kate Church, my heroine from the Society Series, goes through major life changes in only nine months. She leaves the ghost town of Iris as a gunslinger in order to return to St. Louis as a spy in training and a proper lady. Time changes us all.

Today I am grateful for the people that come to my shows and buy my art. Many, many thanks! More to come as always, watch this space….

As always, thank you for reading,

Victoria

More Information:

-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.

Here’s the latest: https://mailchi.mp/706d9e483a8f/spring-events-2018

BOOKS:

Vampires!!

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Will returns on 5/5!

Steampunk!!!

THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow”, its sequel, “Revenge and Machinery”, and the spinoff “A Long Reign” are on Amazon and Kindle. 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” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” in the Etsy store. To get an inscribed/signed copy, message me through the Etsy store. Books are $20 each or $35 for both.

Dogs!

-A Sleepy Book of Dogs is available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!

Social and Media Links!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

–Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!

Happy International Womens Day

Hello Lovelies:

To celebrate International Women’s Day, I’m sharing a vlog and quotes from my strong female characters today.

Lavinia Davis from “A Long Reign”-

“I’ve already died before. Twice actually. So let’s play nice then.”

Anna, vampire and assassin from “Everyone Looks Better Undead” a short from “The First Ten Bites” with William-

Will-“You are delightful. And naughty.” Anna looked at me. We shared a long tender kiss and then I set her down. “No panties?” I laughed.

Anna-“Commando for a commando mission.” She giggled.

Kate Church from “Revenge and Machinery”-

“So I am a lady?” A grim smile covered Kate’s face. “Would you like a hand then?” She barely extended her fingers in jest.

But before Drasco could answer, Kate with a mighty heel, stomped on his fingers.

Watch my vlog and readings here:

My other latest blogs and vlogs here:

My first Steampunk:

http://www.steampunkcavaliers.com/uncategorized/my-first-steampunk-experience-by-victoria-l-szulc/

Eads Bridge for Steampunk Hands Around the World:

Follow all the Steampunk Hands Around the World Adventures during the month of February here on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/361976560880906??ti=ia

And again, Will the Vampire is returning very very soon.

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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EVENTS

-Feb/March Art Show at Soulard Art Market, Steampunk III-https://www.facebook.com/events/117030105776686??ti=ia

-Spring-AKC Museum of the Dog group show

-March-Will the Vampire returns

-June 2018-Book Releases, watch this space!

-Labor Day Weekend 2018-Big River Steampunk Festival

LINKS:

-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!

BOOKS:

-A vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Steampunk!!!-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow”, its sequel, “Revenge and Machinery”, and the spinoff “A Long Reign” are on Amazon and Kindle. 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” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” 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 Sleepy Book of Dogs is now available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

Lipstick Love

Hello Lovelies:

It’s time to clean up and prepare for an immense year.

Decluttering Has Commenced

I hate dry lips. Lip balm, gloss, and lipstick are usually never far away. So when I bought some new makeup and received some as Christmas gifts, I decided that going through my make-up should be part of my New Year’s decluttering.  I’ve got a lot going on this coming year, so getting things organized is priority number one.

Yesterday, I resolved that I would start with cleaning out the medicine cabinets and my lipstick collection because I kept finding tubes that were almost done. After my initial gathering, I had no less than seven sticks that were down to “just a little” left. I also had about five of those mini samples from Avon and Clinique that come with the bonus gifts. They were good colors too. I got to work, using old (but now sterilized) contact lense containers to store these chunks of creamy bouche goodness. I had started down the rabbit hole of lip coverage.

By the time I scooped out like colors, I had six of those little bad boys filled with mostly nude and red shades. I marveled at my tenacity to even scrape out two ultra thick lip color pencils (they are even too large for my biggest sharpener) and one gold gloss that was only partially used because the applicator didn’t even reach to half way down the bottom! By the time I was finished, I had wiped the little remaining bits on my lips. My pout looked amazing in multiple sparkling shades.

And I now had amazing little pots of color I could use and not waste. I hate wasting things. Note, I did not keep anything that looked or smelled like it was going bad.

I realized I needed to check my makeup bag, the medicine cabinet, a couple sink storage spots, my purse, and my special events makeup kit to see what I really had. The results were shocking. I have a problem. I am a lip coverage addict. I thought I was down to just a few colors. I assembled quite the stash from purple to bright pink to my favorite deep red from Clinique. Twenty-four lipsticks and gloss tubes (yes I know, crazy!), four liners, and five lip plumpers which I had totally forgotten about. Oh and two lip balms. I had everything from the cheap L.A. dollar store brand to Clinique, Avon to Kryolan and Ben Nye theatrical brands, Makeover Essentials to one fantastic Revlon nude shade that I picked up for under $2 at a Walgreens last year. And I got this Buxom gloss from my sister in law that’s so good it hadn’t left my purse since Christmas. I am clearly obsessed.

The rest of my make-up was far less challenging because two years ago, I realized I had WAY too much shadow. I only cleaned out a couple of brown shades that were stuck in the corners of containers that went to the recycling bin. But as I went along, I also found two scented bars of sculpting soap and other bs like that. I cut ‘em up and put them in my huge bath gel dispenser with another sample size bath lotion (along with what was previously in there, vanilla bath foam and xmas cinnamon—wait for it—from last year and I mean 2016). I’m gonna use that stuff, I swear, and I have been, just like I got through the too much eye shadow, one day at a time.

I found two unopened mascaras that I was looking for. And I sorted through make up brushes too.

I also found two tubes of body shimmer and one tube of glitter which belonged in the special kit. I confess that the body shimmer is the bomb. It’s some silvery stuff I bought from Avon, and it highlights like nothing else I’ve seen. I need a special event to just cover myself in it like a vampire from Twilight. And it’s not a bad thing. I do enough shoots and events to where this stuff will get used. Which brings me to…

The cellulite creams, body lotions, oils, etc. Yeah, that was part of two years ago “let’s pare this back a little”. I put a bunch of them in one big bottle with some self-tanning creams—and forgot about it. Even though the immense bottle is in the same caddy as my bath soap with a tub of lavender foot lotion that’s (I can’t believe this) TEN years old. I remember because that’s when I had I house and I’ve now been in my apartment ten years. Wow, that’s hard to admit. Ah well, yep, it’s so freaking cold and dry here right now, that yes, I using that stuff TODAY. Again none is going to waste and I’ll be soft as a baby’s bottom. The Mississippi is starting to really ice up as we hit day thirteen of below freezing temps. You can see the progression.

I did good today. I also took out five bags of recycling (don’t judge, I just haven’t had time since before Christmas when I threw my back out), I made a massive pot of bean mix for burritos, etc., banana oatmeal bread (my apt smelled heavenly), did one load of laundry, squeezed in a short workout, promoted some artwork online, starting planning for an upcoming shoot, and even sorted through a sandwich bag full of AA batteries. To explain, my portable CD player practically eats them. However, after they’re done in the player, they’re still good enough for the TV remote, mini flashlights, a couple of clocks, and a small portable fan in the bathroom.  And I still got to sleep in.

So next up is more laundry and cleaning up xmas over the next few days. After that, organizing craft/art supplies and moving some furniture. Like I said, I gotta have things in place to be able to work more efficiently because 2018 is my year. Get ready for some delightful things!

Please note SALE!! all holiday items in my shop are already marked at 50% until 12/15/18. http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

Cementing my first show and shoot of the year. 🙂

As always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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Events:

Feb art show, details coming…

June 2018-Book Releases, watch this space!

Labor Day Weekend 2018-Big River Steampunk Festival

-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!
BOOKS:

-A brief reminder-the vampire collection “The First Ten Bites” is here on Amazon and now on kindle too!:

The First Ten Bites, Black and White Edition: The Vampire’s Little Black Book Series, v. 1-10 https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978093241/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kzm4zb0KAZABG

The kindle e-short stories will soon be gone forever. They are $.99 until then.

Steampunk!!!-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow”, its sequel, “Revenge and Machinery”, and the spinoff “A Long Reign” are on Amazon and Kindle. 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” and the Amazon bestseller “A Long Reign” 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 Sleepy Book of Dogs is now available on Amazon as well. Great for the pooch lovers!
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
https://mobile.twitter.com/thecountesssp
-YouTube-The SP Countess, link to one of my videos here: https://youtu.be/jEz9QSInhWg
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen
-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steampunkcountess/
-Tumblr-thesteampunkcountess
-Fine Art America-store coming soon
-goodreads-Victoria Szulc

Happy New Year!

Hello Lovelies!

So first, like most of you, I’ve made one very simple New Years resolution:

Also, a little less social media, a lot more creativity, and a lot more exercise.

My little run to the ER with massive back spasms on xmas eve day was a brutal reminder that I need to stay healthy.

2017 was filled with highs and lows and the gaps between were massive; very little grey area.

On the bad side, my older sister passed away on Easter after a 30+ year battle with MS. The very next night I had to style a photo shoot. And just a week later I had a book signing and photo promo shoot (of me).Honest to God, I am so grateful to have been surrounded by friends and family.

I also had to put Bobalou down. I still miss him, but realize a pet isn’t a good thing for me to have right now.

My sis in law lost her mother only a couple months after her father was seriously ill in the hospital. I also had to break off a couple of professional relationships that weren’t fruitful and actually downright scary.

The highs were well, amazing. I put out four books:

1) A Book of Sleepy Dogs

2) A Long Reign (my first amazon bestseller)

3) Illustrated-Cecilia’s Tale (A Children’s Book I illustrated for my editor, Debbie Manber Kupfer!)

4) The First Ten Bites (a compilation of my vamp series)

5) I started a book on NaNoWriMo!

6) and ended the year with a short story submission. Literally on NYE!!

I curated a Steampunk art show and the first Broken Hearts Ball and Fashion Show-at 1900 Park, and shows at The Heavy Anchor.

I had two shows at the Dog Museum and donated my annual piece to Stray Rescue’s annual Urban Wanderers art show.

Big River Steampunk Festival was incredible. And managing the Masquerade Fashion Show was amazing:

The year ended with the Lafayette Square House Tour. It was inspiring!

New Years came in with a cold blast. I relaxed at home with movies, cookies, treats, wine, writing, and pancakes!!

And it was so cold that ice was on the Mississippi on New Years Day:

Thank you for letting me share another trip around the sun with you all.

Of course with end of the year, all holiday items in my shop are already marked at 50% until 12/15/18. http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheHauteHen

2018 is going to be magical. So many plans are already in the works.

Peace to you and yours, and as always, thank you for reading!

Victoria

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Events:

June 2018-Book Releases, watch this space!

Labor Day Weekend 2018-Big River Steampunk Festival

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