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!

  • Tears, Rain, and the Day in Between (4/14/2019) -   This morning at breakfast in Bhutan, my travel partner Susan and I got to talking about how our views
  • Step Out and Look Straight Ahead (3/27/2019) - I have learned something about being a pedestrian in these crazy Asian cities with thousands of motorbikes whizzing by like
  • Like Riding a Bike (3/21/2019) - You know the expression about never forgetting how to ride a bike?  Well, I tested it out today on Palau
  • Happy Travelersary! (3/16/2019) - This morning I got off the ship in Singapore on the first anniversary of My Year of Living Travelly. Now
  • Antsy (3/11/2019) - This cruise has marked a first for me.  I have to admit that, despite having a lot of fun with
  • Happy Gene, Happy Feet (3/7/2019) - Keep Calm and Carry On. It’s a very British thing to say, and I had reason to remember it the
  • Ambushed (3/2/2019) - In the Vietnam War, most American soldiers did not die in conventional battles, but  in small numbers day in and
See full calendar.

  • Apr. 17, 2019, ~
    Silver Shadow Mumbai to Dubai

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  • Apr. 26, 2019, ~
    Silver Shadow Dubai to Athens

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  • Jun. 27, 2019, ~
    Silver Spirit Copenhagen to Stockholm

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  • Jul. 4, 2019, ~
    Silver Spirit Stockholm to Copenhagen

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