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!

  • Perching in Grand Style (12/7/2017) -   I have always described myself as a percher. I am happy alighting on a branch and enjoying it for
  • Practicing Gratitude (11/23/2017) - Today is Thanksgiving, and as I write, I am thinking about my blessings.  I want to put front and center
  • North to Alaska (11/9/2017) - I am very excited about my first ever Alaska assignments as a cruise lecturer!  I will be doing back-to-back cruises
  • Smoky San Francisco (10/10/2017) - Seabourn Sojourn is a great experience. The lectures, six so far, have gone without a hitch. I have learned from
  • First Morning (10/4/2017) - I woke up this morning to sounds of engine growls, and having forgotten where I was, couldn't figure out what
  • Renewal (9/21/2017) - It's a wonderful coincidence that the website revamp I have been working on with my talented web designers at BlueJay
  • Hello Jewish Book Clubs! (8/18/2016) - I am deeply honored that THE MAPMAKER'S DAUGHTER has been chosen by the Jewish Book Council to be one of only
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  • Jan. 6, 2018, Cruise
    Silver Whisper Los Angeles to Papeete

    First leg of the 2018 Silversea World Cruise!  LA-Honolulu-Lahaina-Hilo- Moorea-Papeete

  • 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. 26, 2018, Cruise
    Silver Wind Barcelona to Athens

    Barcelona-Monte-Carlo-Livorno (Florence/Pisa)-Civitavecchia (Rome)-Sorrento-Taormina-Corfu-Ithaca-Corinth Canal-Santorini-Rhodes-Kusadasi-Mykonos-Piraeus.

  • 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

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