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!

  • Huh? (6/17/2018) - I had a very strange experience yesterday in Civitavecchia, the port for Rome. I am making the transition to destination
  • Am I Planning a Book? (6/13/2018) - Occasionally someone will write to me and say they are enjoying ny blog and wonder if I am planning to
  • Every Little Thing (6/11/2018) - “Don’t worry, ‘bout a thing, cuz every little thing gonna be alright...” The club band on the ship was in
  • Mistakes, Probably Part 1 (6/7/2018) - So many things go just right, and I  hardly notice that. There’s the lecture that goes perfectly. The notes are
  • Retroactive Bucket List: Butrint (6/6/2018) - There are places I really want to go to, places I have no desire to go to, and places I
  • Holding Patterns (6/2/2018) - In many ways this Year of Living Travelly has been about gaining perspective on myself and my life in ways
  • The Faces in the Windows (6/1/2018) -   “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” William Faulkner Something that makes European travel complicated for me
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  • 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

  • Jun. 30, 2018, ~
    Silversea Silver Spirit Copenhagen to Stockholm

    Copenhagen-Helsinki-St. Petersburg-Tallinn-Stockholm

  • Jul. 7, 2018, ~
    Silversea Silver Spirit Stockholm to Copenhagen

    Stockholm-St. Petersburg-Tallinn-Visby-Riga- Klaipeda-Gdansk- Copenhagen

  • 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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