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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 Things She Carried (7/9/2020) - Today marks the second full day I have lived without most of my possessions.  This morning I felt for the
  • Did You Hear About Ms. Parker? (7/9/2020) - A little sort-of poem I wrote about what it’s like to see people pretending they can go on like normal
  • Small Is Big, Less Is More (7/3/2020) - I gave up paper dolls at an embarrassingly advanced age, because I have always loved telling stories.  As I grew
  • Possessions, Belongings, and Boxes of Stuff (6/30/2020) - Well, I have done it. In the last week I have gone through every last one of the things I
  • Poe in the Time of Covid (6/15/2020) - Lit majors never stop processing everything through comparisons to stories, even decades after leaving school.   I have been thinking
  • Where I Was Nine Years Ago (6/12/2020) -   I ran across this talk I gave at a San Diego Writing Women event almost a decade ago. It
  • Sacred (6/4/2020) -   This is the impromptu evolving memorial for George Floyd, who was murdered by a police officer in full view
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