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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!


  • Comfort Food, Comfort Zone (12/12/2018) - Comfort
  • Auspicious Signs (12/7/2018) - It began with being welcomed to Bali by an earthquake, and continued with arriving during a Hindu religious festival whose
  • Day One (12/5/2018) - Well, Day Two, if you count getting to the airport hotel in Singapore around 2AM and not leaving the airport
  • I Am Running Into a New Year (12/3/2018) - Boarding in a half an hour for my big Asian adventure.  Jitters over. I am thinking about one of my
  • Dreamtruth (12/2/2018) - I had a weird dream the other night. Two young children, maybe about ten and four, who didn’t look like
  • Good Bye, Comfort Zone (11/29/2018) - Well, I seem to have done it again.  I am as ready as a person can ever be for a
  • Push, Push, Push (11/21/2018) - I’m in  San Diego right now for a little over two weeks.  I am trying to reestablish old routines, but
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