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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!


  • Liberty (11/10/2018) - It!s been a good thing to be in Boston and New York in the days after the midterm elections.  Yesterday
  • Waiting on the Border (11/6/2018) - Ants in my pants. Pins and needles. Spilkes.   Whatever you want to call it, in English, Yiddish, or some
  • Delayed Reaction (10/29/2018) -   I am drafting this post as I  fly over the Rockies on my way once again to Montreal for
  • Liminality (10/26/2018) -   lim·i·nal /?lim?nl/ adjective relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process. occupying a position at, or on
  • Home Is Where the Anchor Pulls Up (10/10/2018) -   I bought a shirt a few years back that says “Home Is Where the Anchor Drops.” It seems so
  • Oh Yeah, I Forgot Again (10/5/2018) - Once again, while cruising port-intensive itineraries, I get too distracted to post anything more than a photo or a couple
  • Canada, in Comparison (9/14/2018) - Yesterday morning, I went to the Toronto passport office just to make sure all my papers for my Canadian passport
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