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!

  • 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
  • “Cep Diffnt” (7/6/2018) - No , that’s not a typo. I once saw a comedian do an impersonation of Elvis in which he said
  • Of Corpse Planes, Porno Rings, and the Fourth of July (7/4/2018) -   The last time I was in St. Petersburg was four years ago, shortly after Malaysian Airlines flight 17, from
  • The View From Here (7/3/2018) - Russia is complicated.  In so many ports, one can avoid asking hard questions.  In so many other ports, one can
  • Breakfast Broodings (6/29/2018) - it’s a difficult balance in this travel diary to keep it about travel when the burden of being American gets
See full calendar.

  • Aug. 6, 2018, ~
    Seabourn Sojourn Vancouver to Seward(Anchorage)

    Vancouver-Ketchikan-Rudyerd Bay-Wrangell-Sitka-Tracy Arm-Seduction Point-Juneau-Icy Strait Point-Seward

  • 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

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