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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!


  • The Persistence of Memory (5/19/2018) - I visited Florence yesterday for the first time in fourteen years. I so appreciate the opportunities life has given me
  • The Laws of Travel, Part 3 (5/16/2018) -   Here is the final ( for now) installment of my observations about travel—the kind that never make the guide
  • The Laws of Travel, Part 2 (5/13/2018) - Wine over lunch on my own makes me quite the travel philosopher.  Here’s some more things about travel you probably
  • The Laws of Travel, Part 1 (5/11/2018) -   Relaxing over lunch today, I started thinking about some of the axioms of travel I have picked up over
  • Breathe, Sort of…. (5/9/2018) - I am resting in my hotel room in Nice after a trip by train to Monte Carlo today to visit
  • Senior Brain (5/6/2018) -   Alzheimer’s is the source of both the greatest fears and the most frequent jokes in my generation. Any time
  • Silver Linings (5/4/2018) - After warning people in my cruise lectures about the problems with pickpockets in Barcelona, I was a victim yesterday, for
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