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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.

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 lacauthor@gmail.com to let me know you’re out there reading and traveling!

 

  • The Light Comes Brighter (1/19/2021) - One of the great gifts of having studied literature is the number of poems I carry with me from memory.…
  • Swan Lake at Solstice (12/20/2020) - The first time I tried to explore Swan Lake in Victoria was a collection of mishaps. I thought I knew…
  • Emily’s Attic (12/14/2020) - Tomorrow marks the end of my two weeks here in Emily Carr’s studio. I will move to more contemporary accommodations…
  • Not Exactly Ghosts (12/4/2020) - I wrote last time that I hoped the ghost of Emily Carr would visit me here in her studio. I’m…
  • I Hope It’s Haunted (11/30/2020) - “I can’t wait to quarantine!” Said no one ever, except maybe me to a few San Diego friends this last…
  • 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,…
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