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!

  • How Do I Love Thee, Hong Kong? (2/10/2019) -  Let me count the ways.... You keep me guessing Today when I was having dim sum at a crowded restaurant,
  • Two Mutants in Hong Kong (2/9/2019) - On the Hong Kong subway today, I was the only one in the car (or for that matter the platforms
  • Don’t Worry—Be Travelly! (2/6/2019) - No question about it—travel is stressful. Since several people I have traveled with have commented about how I never seem to
  • Somewhere in the Gulf of Tonkin (2/3/2019) - About a year ago, when I was finalizing my cruise schedule for 2019, I got the speaker assignment on a
  • Jumping In (1/30/2019) -   Once again, I have been too busy and/ or distracted to post anything about my latest adventures.  The cruise
  • Rest In Peace, Mary Oliver (1/18/2019) - We lost a wonderful poet this week.  Here is a poem by her that resonates with me, and I imagine
  • Reinvention, Writ Large (1/7/2019) -   Sometimes it comes on us with a screech and a slam, and sometimes it is so subtle  we hardly
See full calendar.

  • Feb. 19, 2019, ~
    Seabourn Ovation Singapore to Hong Kong

    Singapore-Bangkok-Sihanoukville, Cambodia-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)-Hue, Vietnam-Halong Bay, Vietnam-Hong Kong

  • Mar. 2, 2019, ~
    Seabourn Ovation Hong Kong to Singapore

    Hong Kong-Halong Bay, Vietnam-Hue, Vietnam-Sihanoukville, Cambodia-Bangkok-Singapore

  • Mar. 25, 2019, ~
    Seabourn Sojourn Maldives to Singapore

    Male, Maldives-Colombo, Sri Lanka-Hambantota, Sri Lanka-Yangon, Myanmar-Phuket, Thailand-Porto Malai, Malaysia-Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia-Singapore.

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

    Mumbai-Porbandar, India-Muscat-Fujairah-Abu Dhabi-Doha-Dubai

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