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!

  • Sacred (6/4/2020) -   This is the impromptu evolving memorial for George Floyd, who was murdered by a police officer in full view
  • What Marriage to a Narcissist Taught Me (5/27/2020) - My ex-husband was clinically diagnosed as a “borderline narcissist” many years ago while we were still married.  His reaction? “Borderline? 
  • Welcoming Back the Muse (5/16/2020) - In 2014 my fifth book, The Mapmaker’s Daughter, came out, and I was thoroughly done with it all. Though it
  • Little Somethings (5/6/2020) - Since this pandemic began, I have kept a to-do list on my refrigerator door, reminding me of a basic framework
  • Wanderlust Writ Small (4/28/2020) - I read an article today that asked about sequestering at home, “What do you miss most right now?” Think  fast! What
  • Efficacy (4/20/2020) - Efficacy is defined most simply as “the ability to produce a desired or intended result.”  When this home quarantine began
  • Today (4/11/2020) - Aspirational. I’m not there yet, but hear the whispers.
See full calendar.

  • Aug. 31, 2020, ~
    Seabourn Quest Montreal to Boston

    Montreal-Saguenay-Cap aux Meules-Charlottetown-Halifax-Provincetown-Boston

  • Sep. 11, 2020, ~
    Seabourn Quest Boston to Montreal

    Boston-Bar Harbor-Halifax-Charlottetown-Cap aux Merle’s-Saguenay-Quebec City-Montreal

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