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My new book,
Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of
the Trailblazing Architect,

is now available everywhere.

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Victoria Kastner, Author

Chronicling the Inner Lives of Extraordinary People

Welcome to my website! I am delighted to announce that my new book–Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect–will be published by Chronicle Books on March 1, 2022. This is five months later than originally planned, partly due to global shipping delays–but also to honor Julia Morgan during her sesquicentennial year (1872-2022). This is the first volume to reveal the story of Julia’s private life–which was as remarkable as the career she forged as the world’s most prominent female architect. To hear me narrate part of the book’s Introduction, click here for a sample of Hachette’s audiobook, which will also be released on March 1, 2022. Julia Morgan is filled with never-before-told anecdotes and gorgeous photography by Alexander Vertikoff. I’m eager to share it with you. I’ll be posting some of my new discoveries, as well as my upcoming book-signings and speaking engagements, so check back frequently.

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My Latest Discoveries

Spending Thanksgiving in Paris

Julia struggled with homesickness while in Paris—especially during holidays. Writing to her friend Beatrice Fox on December 11, 1896, Julia reported that her first solitary. . .

The Duomo at Como

Julia and Avery arrived in Como, Italy late one evening in August 1899. They went straight to the Duomo—the city’s main cathedral. . .

Arriving in Italy

For their summer vacation in August 1899, Julia and Avery eventually decided to take the train through Switzerland and Northern Italy. It had not been. . .

Books byVictoria Kastner

An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect.