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!

  • Leaving London (4/20/2018) -   Tomorrow morning early, I will be leaving London for two days in Cornwall before heading out on my next
  • Pick a Park (4/18/2018) - In my Year of Living Travelly, I have set the personal goal of still fitting in the same clothes after
  • If This Is Tuesday, It Must Be Next Month (4/17/2018) - I’m not sure I ever saw the movie “If This Is Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium,” but the idea is
  • This, Not That (4/16/2018) - Being disrupted from one’s routines, as happens with travel, can be a powerful reminder of facts—pleasant and unpleasant, weird and
  • Rainy, Rainy Arles… (4/12/2018) - Don MacLean’s beautiful song about Vincent Van Gogh, “Starry, Starry Night,” kept running through my head all day in Arles
  • Backpacking with Two Large Suitcases (4/12/2018) - I love almost everything about travel except the luggage. I always tell myself that I only have to lug the
  • Way Too Complicated for Me (4/10/2018) - I’m sitting in the parking garage at the Nice airport, managing to turn renting a car into an all-day affair.
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  • Apr. 25, 2018, ~
    Seabourn Quest Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona

    Civitavecchia-Bonifacio, Corsica-Livorno-Santa Margarita Ligure- Palamos, Spain-Palma decMallorca-Barcelona

  • May. 15, 2018, Cruise
    Silver Whisper Monte Carlo to Venice

    Monte Carlo-Antibes-Portofino-Livorno-Porto Vecchio (Corsica)-Olbia-Civitavecchia (Rome) -Sorrento-Palermo-Taormina-Valletta-Dubrovnik-Venice

  • Jun. 9, 2018, Cruise
    Seabourn Encore Athens to Barcelona

    Piraeus-Nafplion-Katakolon (Olympia)-Kerkira (Corfu)-Crotona-Syracuse-Amalfi-Civitavecchia (Rome)-Portoferraio (Elba)-Naples-Taormina- Xlendi (Malta)-Valletta (Malta)-Bonifacio (Corsica)-Bandol-Palamos-Barcelona

  • Aug. 6, 2018, ~
    Seabourn Sojourn Vancouver to Seward(Anchorage)

    Vancouver-Ketchikan-Rudyerd Bay-Wrangell-Sitka-Tracy Arm-Seduction Point-Juneau-Icy Strait Point-Seward

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