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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

Grateful to Be Home!

21 November 2014 - Back from my last out-of-town speaking gig, at least for a while. Last week I had a great time in Cleveland at the Mandel Jewish Community Center. It snowed, which was a treat for this Southern California native! I was in Miami Beach the following Wednesday at a wonderful luncheon at the Miami Beach Jewish […] (Read More...)

Fallow Fields

27 August 2014 - It's funny how when I say I am not writing now, people generally respond with something resembling the hope, or assumption, that it is temporary. I'll get it back, they seem to be saying, as if that's the correct trajectory for my life. I don't ever recall anyone saying the opposite when I was writing, patting me on the arm and telling me that I'll get my non-writing life back on track eventually. (Read More...)

Breathe, Smile, Repeat

23 August 2014 - I knew I had been remiss at updating my diary here, but I was shocked to see how long it has been since I last posted!  Apparently I didn’t even post on the launch day for my fourth novel, THE MAPMAKER’S DAUGHTER. Can I even call it my new novel since it it now nearly […] (Read More...)

December 4, 2014 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Osher Institute UCSD

Part four of the four-part Convivencia class

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