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Laurel Corona, Author of Until Our Last Breath and The Four Seasons
Photo Credit: Olga Gunn Photography

The second most exciting thing in life for me has always been learning something new. The first? Getting to share what I’ve learned with others. My life has given me so many opportunities to do both—as a professor (retired), as a historical novelist, and as a cruise lecturer.

My goal as a historical novelist is to provide you, the reader, with high-quality fiction about women and the forgotten and undervalued roles they played in their societies. Whether it’s the real-life physicist Emilie du Chatelet, the literary heroine Penelope, or women who have sprung entirely from my imagination, I offer you stories true to the facts of a time and place, to bring history alive for you and make you feel as much a part of other cultures as you do your own.

As a world-wide lecturer for several cruise lines, I use my career as a college professor of humanities to find the stories that make travel more exciting and memorable.

Please check back from time to time for updates on my new projects and lecture schedule, and drop me a line at lacauthor@gmail.com to let me know you’re out there reading and traveling!


  • Cocooning (1/16/2018) - Luxury ships are such a pleasant cocoon that one forgets the outside world. This can be a good thing, but
  • Wannabe Is Not a Hawaiian Word (1/13/2018) - Today I visited the Iolani Palace, home to the last monarchs of Hawaii. It was really disquieting to see how
  • Aloha—No, Really! (1/12/2018) - I have always been annoyed when people say Shalom” in Hebrew is the word for hello and goodbye. No it
  • Sea Morning (1/11/2018) - Last night was calm and warm enough to leave the veranda door open all night to sleep to the sound
  • Coffee—My Way! (1/8/2018) - This photo captures why I love mornings at sea. For anybody who travels with me, this French press should look
  • Soloing (1/6/2018) - This is the first time I have cruised solo. Though the  cabin is exactly the same, it seems much bigger,
  • Casting Off! (1/6/2018) -   This morning I drove off from home in San Diego in this supercharged Dodge that is so not me
Calendar
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  • Jan. 6, 2018, Cruise
    Silver Whisper Los Angeles to Papeete

    First leg of the 2018 Silversea World Cruise!  LA-Honolulu-Lahaina-Hilo- Moorea-Papeete

  • Mar. 17, 2018, Cruise
    Seabourn Quest Manaus (Brazil) to Monte Carlo

    Manaus-Boca dos Botos-Parintins-Santarém-Guajara-Devil's Island-Mindelo (Cape Verde)-Praia (Cape Verde)-Santa Cruz de la Palma (Canaries)-Puerto de la Estaca (Canaries)- Santa Cruz Tenerife (Canaries)-Arecife (Canaries)-Tangier-Monte Carlo

  • Apr. 26, 2018, Cruise
    Silver Wind Barcelona to Athens

    Barcelona-Monte-Carlo-Livorno (Florence/Pisa)-Civitavecchia (Rome)-Sorrento-Taormina-Corfu-Ithaca-Corinth Canal-Santorini-Rhodes-Kusadasi-Mykonos-Piraeus.

  • May. 15, 2018, Cruise
    Silver Whisper Monte Carlo to Venice

    Monte Carlo-Antibes-Portofino-Livorno-Porto Vecchio (Corsica)-Olbia-Civitavecchia (Rome) -Sorrento-Palermo-Taormina-Valletta-Dubrovnik-Venice

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