Dear Readers:

Some big announcements:

I can’t believe it’s been a week since Big River. It took hours to unpack the basics. I still have to go through bags of costumes and items to sell and for two upcoming shows. 

And I have more pics and info to share from Big River.

But first, I had to decompress. I was and still am, somewhat tired. I’ve napped almost every day this week after work. 
Which leads me to the changes I’ve made. 

1) I am leaving the Dungeon after nine years. I started as a seasonal employee, went to part time and then full time in 2014 when I couldn’t take another ounce of corporate America. I start at the Vintage Haberdashery in a few days. I’ll miss the Dungeon, but I get some Halloween time and events in return. I also get the chance to narrow my focus to Vintage clothing and some Ren, Victorian, and Steampunk costume creations for the store. And it’s time to get writing again. Which brings me to..

2) Will the Vampire is returning. Yep. Finally. I’m working on the edits for the 10 story compilation to debut in October. More details to come.

But for now, my mind and body need restoration. No amount of pretty please, or misplaced guilt could keep me from the pool and the rooftop this weekend. 

Today’s swim was a little cold, but I didn’t care. I needed the feel the smooth waters tickling my skin. To watch some of summer’s last sunsets. 

I’ve felt badly for those suffering from the earthquakes, fires, and hurricanes because the weather here has been stunning. 

Yesterday’s sunset was astonishing. I put it live on FB. Here’s a few sunset selfies and views of the skyline: 

Today, I couldn’t resist another live sunset and selfies:

As always, thank you for reading,


*9/15, Rock, Shop and Glow Festival, 5-8pm, Webster University.

*9/23, Broken Hearts Ball in the Fall! Since Strange Folk Festival pulled out of Lafayette Square, myself and some fun artist friends will do a one night event at 1900 Park to replace it. There will be a fashion show, costume contest, and entertainment! More details soon!

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

*12/2017 Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

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-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:

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. 

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The Facebook Quandry

Dear Friends:

Facebook continues to frustrate me to no end. I stopped requesting likes for my two pro pages months ago. Ditto for trying to do contests or promos due to archaic policies.

Now they are limiting the amount of friends you can invite to events. I’m almost wanting to chuck it completely. So I’m asking you to please follow me at any of my other media links at the bottom. If this bothers you as well, you may want to look at this petition:

Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, Mark Zuckerberg: FACEBOOK: Quit Destroying Authors, Publicists and other Small Home-Based Business Careers! – Sign the Petition!

Facebook is still too big to quit, but believe me, I’ll continue to post other places as well until they either change or something better comes along.

Meanwhile, today was another gorgeous day in the Lou. The pics below are not a rerun of ones I posted a few weeks ago. They are new and lovely. They inspire me on a day I was home crafting and creating. Enjoy!

 I’ve had some issues with my etsy store and it should be up again soon. As soon as I can, I will have a couple last minute coupon codes (up to 75% off certain items!) so watch this space!
Coming soon in books: Revenge and Machinery, the second book in the Society Series. Don’t forget to check out the first book Strax and the Widow to catch up on the adventures of Kate Church.

I will be at two local shows in the St. Louis area:

The Lafayette Square Parlor Tour, 1900 Park, Creative Space, Sunday December 13th, 10am-5pm

Holiday Craft/Art Fair, The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois, Tuesday December 15th, 6pm-10pm

Strax and the Widow is still on sale for $1.99 on amazon/kindle. The Vampire’s Little Black Book series will continue to be $.99 per short story until I have the compilation completed. So please, take a gander, and share it with your friends! The link is here:
Again, you don’t have to have a kindle to download it, just the kindle app or program for your e-devices.
As always, thank you for reading.
Upcoming/continuing shows/events and social media links:

-12/13 1900 Park, Creative Space, Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

-12/15 Heavy Anchor Craft Show
-Please support me at gofundme/passionateartist!
-Please follow at #RaisetheRoof, #RTR, #FOW for updates on the “Under the Sea” playhouse. It was auctioned last week, will update on the buyer when I find out.
-A new photo/comic book/essay “The Heroine” is coming soon to Amazon/Kindle. Sorry for the delay, working out a few kinks and have sooo many irons in the fire right now.
-THE LADY HAS ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION-“Strax and the Widow” is an ebook on Amazon/Kindle. Please take a peek, enjoy and review on amazon and goodreads! The sequel, “Revenge and Machinery” is coming soon! My amazon author page link:
-Like on Facebook-The Countess, Official Fanpage of Victoria L. Szulc
-Follow on Twitter-@TheCountessSP
-On Pinterest-Victoria Szulc (nee Schultz)
-Etsy-the Haute Hen. The store is down for a few days, but more new stuff and another sale is coming!!
-Fine Art America-store coming soon