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!

  • My Year of Living Travelly (3/16/2018) - When I was nineteen , I set off on what would prove to be the biggest travel adventure of the
  • Pedal off the Metal (3/11/2018) - Put the pedal to the metal—gotta speed up, hurry, hurry!  The last few weeks, actually months, have been that way
  • Feeling Atomic (2/20/2018) -     You know the expression about juggling a lot of balls. It’s stale, to be sure, but so apt
  • Woman Power (1/30/2018) - As always, I find myself drawn to stories of women who should be more honored in history than they are.
  • Home Again! (1/25/2018) - Last year I bought a t-shirt that says “Home is where the anchor drops.”  Right now my anchor has dropped
  • Cocooning (1/16/2018) - Luxury ships are such a pleasant cocoon that one forgets the outside world. This can be a good thing, but
  • Wannabe Is Not a Hawaiian Word (1/13/2018) - Today I visited the Iolani Palace, home to the last monarchs of Hawaii. It was really disquieting to see how
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  • Mar. 17, 2018, Cruise
    Seabourn Quest Manaus (Brazil) to Monte Carlo

    Manaus-Boca dos Botos-Parintins-Santarém-Guajara-Devil's Island-Mindelo (Cape Verde)-Praia (Cape Verde)-Santa Cruz de la Palma (Canaries)-Puerto de la Estaca (Canaries)- Santa Cruz Tenerife (Canaries)-Arecife (Canaries)-Tangier-Monte Carlo

  • 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

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