Welcome to My Website

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!

  • Renewal (9/21/2017) - Among my hopes for myself at this time of reflection on who I am and what matters to me, is
  • 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
  • The Return of the Muse, Hollywood Style (4/17/2016) - Four years ago today, my life was up-ended by the death of my beloved partner and husband, Jim.  I haven't written
  • Musing (11/16/2015) - "Musing" is a funny word.  At first it could be pictured as a stroke of the chin, or staring at--well,

  • October 3, 2017: Full Day

    Seabourn Sojourn Vancouver to LA

    Vancouver-Seattle-Portland-San Francisco-Monterey-Santa Barbara-LA

  • January 6, 2018: Full Day

    Silver Whisper Los Angeles to Papeete

    First leg of the 2018 Silversea World Cruise!  LA-Honolulu-Lahaina-Hilo- More-Papeete

  • March 17, 2018: Full Day

    Seabourn Quest Manaus (Brazil) to Monte Carlo

    Manaus-Boca dos Botos-Parintins-Santarém-Guajara-Devil's Island-Mindelo (Cape Verde)-Praia (Cape Verde)-Santa Cruz de la Palma (Canaries)-Puerto de la Estaca (Canaries)- Santa Cruz Tenerife (Canaries)-Arecife (Canaries)-Tangier-Monte Carlo

  • April 26, 2018: Full Day

    Silver Wind Barcelona to Athens

    Barcelona-Monte-Carlo-Livorno (Florence/Pisa)-Civitavecchia (Rome)-Sorrento-Taormina-Corfu-Ithaca-Corinth Canal-Santorini-Rhodes-Kusadasi-Mykonos-Piraeus.

  • May 15, 2018: Full Day

    Silver Whisper Monte Carlo to Venice

    Monte Carlo-Antibes-Portofino-Livorno-Porto Vecchio (Corsica)-Olbia-Civitavecchia (Rome) -Sorrento-Palermo-Taormina-Valletta-Dubrovnik-Venice

  • June 9, 2018: Full Day

    Seabourn Encore Athens to Barcelona

    Piraeus-Nafplion-Katakolon (Olympia)-Kerkira (Corfu)-Crotona-Syracuse-Amalfi-Civitavecchia (Rome)-Portoferraio (Elba)-Naples-Taormina- Xlendi (Malta)-Valletta (Malta)-Bonifacio (Corsica)-Bandol-Palamos-Barcelona

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