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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!


  • 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.
  • What Is It About RBG? (9/21/2020) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg died three days ago.  The outpouring of pure, ragged grief is unsurprising, coming as it does in
  • Fire Lessons (9/14/2020) - My life was nearly upended twice by fire. Many years ago I lived with my family on the edge of
  • Returnings (9/10/2020) - I’ve been gone for three days getting to know Vancouver Island a little better.  The way I dragged myself into
  • The Bliss Factor (9/6/2020) - It’s not exactly a war.  It’s not even a battle.  It’s more competing whispers, one in each ear.  One says
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