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- Jerzy Kosinski
Finding Emilie
Map Maker's Daughter

The Mapmaker's Daughter

Penelope's Daughter, by Laurel Corona

Penelope's Daughter

The Four Seasons, by Laurel Corona

The Four Seasons:
A Novel of Vivaldi's Venice

Laurel Corona, Author of Until Our Last Breath and The Four Seasons
Photo Credit: Olga Gunn Photography

Thank you for visiting my website! 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. My novels are populated with real and invented characters, to bring history to life and make you feel as much a part of other lives and other cultures as you do your own.

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Laurel Corona's Diary

Love the Curve!

2 May 2016 - I never stopped loving writing. I still came up every week with great new ideas for another historical novel. But it turned out that “been there, done that” was my problem, even though it might have been what others thought was the solution. (Read More...)

The Return of the Muse, Hollywood Style

17 April 2016 - Four years ago today, my life was up-ended by the death of my beloved partner and husband, Jim.  I haven’t written a page of original fiction since then.  It’s not that I’ve been dysfunctional (far from it), but more like a river that changes course after an earthquake. It’s been a new life, and an exciting one. […] (Read More...)


16 November 2015 - “Musing” is a funny word.  At first it could be pictured as a stroke of the chin, or staring at–well, nothing, really.  And then there’s that lovely little creature, the Muse.  Just as we can say we’re walking, cooking, writing, or whatever, it seems we should be able to say we are “musing” in that […] (Read More...)

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