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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!


  • 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
  • Love the Curve! (5/2/2016) - I never stopped loving writing. I still came up every week with great new ideas for another historical novel. But
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