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!

  • Should I? (4/3/2020) - I have had a complicated relationship with Should my whole life. It’s a story that, rather weirdly, involves punctuation  
  • Living with Losing (3/29/2020) - Having lived through the cancer that took the life of my husband Jim eight years ago, I was thinking today
  • The Next Stretch (3/22/2020) - I think this next stretch will be harder. Novelty is wearing out. Resolutions may not be kept. Isolation may take
  • Optimistic Fatalism (3/20/2020) - Whenever I call myself an optimistic fatalist, people laught. It does sound rather absurd, but let me explain. Here’s how
  • You Cower (3/17/2020) - I have been worrying a lot about the bad and deteriorating home lives many people will face sequestered with toxic
  • Categories of Time (3/16/2020) - In the years between 2008 and 2014 I published five full-length books (four novels and one work of narrative nonfiction).
  • I Forgot My Toothbrush (3/13/2020) - Last night, as I unexpectedly tucked into my own bed after not boarding a plane to Buenos Aires, I had
See full calendar.

  • Mar. 15, 2020, ~
    Seabourn Quest Buenos Aires to Manaus

    Montevideo-Punta del Este-Rio-Armacao dos Buzios-Recife-Natal-Santarem-Manaus

  • Apr. 8, 2020, ~
    Seabourn Odyssey Lisbon to Civitavecchia (Rome)

    Lisbon-Funchal (Madeira)—Santa Cruz (Tenerife,  Canary Islands)- Puerto de la Estrada (El Hierro, Canary Islands), Las Palmas (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands) Arrecife (Lanzarote, Canary Islands), Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura, Spain)- Casablanca-Tangier-Malaga- Barcelona- Palamos-Sente-Monte Carlo- Toulon- Ajaccio (Corsica),- Livorno- Civitavecchia

  • Aug. 31, 2020, ~
    Seabourn Quest Montreal to Boston

    Montreal-Saguenay-Cap aux Meules-Charlottetown-Halifax-Provincetown-Boston

  • Sep. 11, 2020, ~
    Seabourn Quest Boston to Montreal

    Boston-Bar Harbor-Halifax-Charlottetown-Cap aux Merle’s-Saguenay-Quebec City-Montreal

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