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!

  • Turnaround Time (8/17/2018) - Wow! I just realized I didn’t post once during the first Alaska cruise.  Maybe that’s a good sign that I
  • First Fireworks, then a Parade (8/5/2018) - It seems as if most of the time I arrive a day too late or leave a day too early
  • Options and Other Pleasures (8/1/2018) - It’s almost time to leave San Diego for the next short chapter in My Year of Living Travelly.  I  leave
  • Boxed In, Boxes Out (7/25/2018) - Life lessons  from My Year of Living Travelly come from surprising places, including the cramped and stifling quarters of my
  • Things I Like About Being Home (7/21/2018) - I don’t quite know what to call this short hiatus between my Mediterranean and Baltic adventures and my  Alaska gigs
  • Departing Thoughts (7/17/2018) - Well, this part of My Year of Living Travelly is over. Four months ago,  I flew to Manaus, Brazil to
  • Time Out in the Baltic (7/13/2018) - It’s been quite a while since I last posted, and there are a couple of reasons. First, I have been
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  • Aug. 17, 2018, ~
    Seabourn Sojourn Seward(Anchorage)- Vancouver

    Scenic Cruising-Indian Islands-Icy Strait Point-Juneau-Seduction Point-Haines-Sitka-Scenic Cruising-Wrangell-Scenic Cruising-Ketchikan-Prince Rupert BC-Scenic cruising-Klemtu-Alert Bay-Scenic Cruising-Vancouver

  • Sep. 19, 2018, Cruise
    Seabourn Quest Montreal Round Trip

    Montreal-Havre-Saint Pierre- L'Anse aux Meadows- St John's Newfoundland-St. Pierre/Muquelon-Cap aux Meules- Quebec City- Montreal

  • Oct. 1, 2018, ~
    Seabourn Quest Montreal to Boston

    Montreal-Quebec City-Saguenay-BaieComeau-Gaspe-CharlotterownPEI-Halifax-Bar Harbor-Boston

  • Oct. 30, 2018, Cruise
    Silver Wind Montreal to Fort Lauderdale

    Montreal-Quebec City-Baie Comeau-Gaspé-Charlottetown-Sydney-Halifax-Portland-Boston-Norfolk-Charleston-Savannah-Fort Lauderdale

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