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!

  • Let Me Explain (7/15/2019) - I am in Saint Petersburg for the third time of six projected total visits this summer. I really had no
  • Hangers (6/21/2019) - Today I passed a milestone.  I finished the last lecture I had hoped to do before I leave for the
  • The Month Mark (6/15/2019) - A little over a month ago I returned to San Diego after five months away on a series of cruise
  • Midair Musings (5/11/2019) -   I am a few hours in to my flight back to San Diego from Athens and am writing somewhere
  • Ramses and Ramadan (5/9/2019) - Several days ago I went on a shore excursion from the port of Safaga, Egypt, to Karnak Temple and the
  • More, Less, and Still the Same (4/26/2019) - Today I leave Dubai, in my journey westward from Asia toward my home in California. Still many exciting places to
  • Tears, Rain, and the Day in Between (4/14/2019) -   This morning at breakfast in Bhutan, my travel partner Susan and I got to talking about how our views
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  • Jul. 18, 2019, ~
    Silver Spirit Stockholm to Copenhagen


  • Jul. 25, 2019, ~
    Silver Spirit Copenhagen to Stockholm

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  • Aug. 11, 2019, ~
    Silver Spirit Stockholm to Copenhagen

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  • Sep. 17, 2019, ~
    Silver Whisper Lisbon to New York

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