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!

  • Happy Travelersary! (3/16/2019) - This morning I got off the ship in Singapore on the first anniversary of My Year of Living Travelly. Now
  • Antsy (3/11/2019) - This cruise has marked a first for me.  I have to admit that, despite having a lot of fun with
  • Happy Gene, Happy Feet (3/7/2019) - Keep Calm and Carry On. It’s a very British thing to say, and I had reason to remember it the
  • Ambushed (3/2/2019) - In the Vietnam War, most American soldiers did not die in conventional battles, but  in small numbers day in and
  • Who Are All These People? (3/2/2019) - I just now realized that I didn’t post once on my last two-week cruise. It was a very busy one
  • How Do I Love Thee, Hong Kong? (2/10/2019) -  Let me count the ways.... You keep me guessing Today when I was having dim sum at a crowded restaurant,
  • Two Mutants in Hong Kong (2/9/2019) - On the Hong Kong subway today, I was the only one in the car (or for that matter the platforms
See full calendar.

  • Mar. 25, 2019, ~
    Seabourn Sojourn Maldives to Singapore

    Male, Maldives-Colombo, Sri Lanka-Hambantota, Sri Lanka-Yangon, Myanmar-Phuket, Thailand-Porto Malai, Malaysia-Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Indonesia-Singapore.

  • Apr. 17, 2019, ~
    Silver Shadow Mumbai to Dubai

    Mumbai-Porbandar, India-Muscat-Fujairah-Abu Dhabi-Doha-Dubai

  • Apr. 26, 2019, ~
    Silver Shadow Dubai to Athens

    Dubai-Khasab-Sur-Salalah-Aqaba-Safaga/Luxor-Suez Canal Transit-Rhodes-Athens

  • Jun. 27, 2019, ~
    Silver Spirit Copenhagen to Stockholm

    Copenhagen-Tallinn-St. Petersburg-Helsinki-Mariehamm-Stockholm

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