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!

  • Rolling Along (2/10/2020) - Something interesting happened to me on this last cruise assignment.  We had the typical fairly rough crossing the first time
  • Two Closures (1/31/2020) - In March of 2018, I left for Manaus, Brazil with my good friend Jane, to begin what I called My
  • Floating (1/6/2020) - I had a weird and wonderful experience yesterday. A little background first:  for the last seven years I have never
  • The Magic of Confluence (1/3/2020) - This morning I awoke to headlines about the assassination in Iraq of a top Iranian military leader.  I felt my
  • Downtime, Measured in Hours (1/2/2020) - Today is another turnaround day between cruises.  This morning everyone got off, and by later this afternoon a whole new
  • Losing a Friend (12/22/2019) -   I lost a good friend to cancer this week. Sheryl Gobble was a former colleague of mine at San
  • Living a Little Less Travelly (12/12/2019) - I had this idea.  I would take all the cruise assignments I could in one year, rent out my condo,
See full calendar.

  • Mar. 15, 2020, ~
    Seabourn Quest Buenos Aires to Manaus

    Montevideo-Punta del Este-Rio-Armacao dos Buzios-Recife-Natal-Santarem-Manaus

  • Apr. 8, 2020, ~
    Seabourn Odyssey Lisbon to Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Lisbon-Funchal (Madeira)—Santa Cruz (Tenerife,  Canary Islands)- Puerto de la Estrada (El Hierro, Canary Islands), Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands) Arrecife (Lanzarote, Canary Islands), Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura, Spain)- Casablanca-Tangier-Malaga- Barcelona- Palamos-Sente-Monte Carlo- Toulon- Ajaccio (Corsica),- Livorno- Civitavecchia

  • Aug. 31, 2020, ~
    Seabourn Quest Montreal to Boston

    Montreal-Saguenay-Cap aux Meules-Charlottetown-Halifax-Provincetown-Boston

  • Sep. 11, 2020, ~
    Seabourn Quest Boston to Montreal

    Boston-Bar Harbor-Halifax-Charlottetown-Cap aux Merle’s-Saguenay-Quebec City-Montreal

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