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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.
If you have either met me recently or been in my life since I was a teenager (or younger), you may know me by my birth name, Laurel Weeks. I have been using this name in my private life for several years.
Please check back from time to time for updates on my new projects and schedule, and drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know you’re out there reading and traveling!
- Stealth in the Sky (11/23/2020) - I have always had this secretive side that loves anonymity, invisibility, stealth. When I am driving home from a trip
- A Euro in My Pocket (11/15/2020) - Do I miss travel? Yes, but not with the aching emptiness it appears some people do. Unless Facebook reminds me,
- Our Long National Nightmare Is…..??? (11/6/2020) - The most memorable quotation from Gerald Ford (well maybe second to his claim that Poland was not a Communist country)
- Alive (10/27/2020) - I’d be satisfied if over the course of my life I have nudged even a few people one step forward
- Crosswalks and Other Things Canadian (10/13/2020) - A couple of stories about Canada popped up in my feed today, one from the Rough Guide, saying it was
- Cascades (10/6/2020) - Cascade noun a waterfall descending over a steep, rocky surface. anything that resembles a waterfall, especially in seeming to
- A Thousand Words About Pictures (9/22/2020) - A male friend of mine recently posted a challenge to describe oneself without words, using pictures of three fictional characters.