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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!


  • Canada, in Comparison (9/14/2018) - Yesterday morning, I went to the Toronto passport office just to make sure all my papers for my Canadian passport
  • Done—For Now (9/11/2018) - It’s flattering to be asked with what( I think) is envy more than astonishment how in the world little old
  • Home Is Where the Anchor Drops (9/10/2018) -   The day after tomorrow I leave for Toronto to visit friends I met on a cruise a few years
  • Present in British Columbia (8/30/2018) - I may have talked about this before, but I am feeling too much in the moment to go back to
  • A Travel Vow Fulfilled—In Parts (8/27/2018) -   A number of years ago, I took several trips in connection with research for my novels that took me
  • 450 Passengers and 1 Frog (8/22/2018) - Well, the  long stretch of perfect health In  My Year of Living Travelly came to a screeching halt after five
  • 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
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