Victoria Golden is a former public relations writer, editor, and book reviewer, and she is the author of Independent Photography with Robert Foothorap and The Readers' Choice: 200 Book Club Favorites. The latter was the first book to feature titles based on recommendations from multiple reading groups. She lives with her husband in the northern California wine country.
Victoria's interest in writing was spurred by her father, a Broadway playwright and Hollywood screenwriter turned public relations and marketing executive. However, while he turned from creative writing to public relations, she began her professional life with public relations and found her way to books.
Victoria's newest book, A Last Survivor of the Orphan Trains, seems the natural outcome of her several years as a volunteer in a group home for foster youth. In writing the life story of William Walters, who was sent West as little more than a toddler on an American Orphan Train in 1930, Victoria was reminded of the many modern-day children who've lost their birth families. For William, the fateful train ride away from home marked the beginning of an extraordinary trajectory through nine decades of U.S. and world history.
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