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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!


  • The Good, the Bad, and the Open for Consideration (8/9/2020) - I am in quarantine in Vancouver.  It is 8AM on my second day.  The sky is entirely blue, and world-class
  • The Art of Gratitude in the Rain (8/7/2020) - Time to shift gears.  It’s an apt metaphor, even with an automatic transmission, for a journey from the Mexican to
  • Honoring the Corps of Discovery (8/5/2020) - A few years back, when i was preparing for a cruise from Vancouver to Los Angeles, I decided that for
  • Ceaselessly Into the Past (8/4/2020) - Yesterday morning I acted on a realization I wrote about in my last post —my tendency to rush everything. The
  • Leaving California (8/3/2020) - Yesterday I left California.  On my first day I drove past the story of much of my life, starting with
  • I AM OFF! (8/1/2020) - Finally on the road to go find out the answer to this wild and precious question.
  • Wine at 1PM (7/30/2020) - Anybody who has cruised with me knows how much I love champagne, and how my treat to myself after a
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