Welcome to Laurel A. Rockefeller Books!

"The writing is stellar and wonderfully informational. One of the best things about Laurel’s books is she makes learning fun and interesting."


Born, raised, and educated in Lincoln, Nebraska USA Laurel A. Rockefeller is author of over one hundred books published and self-published since August, 2012 with print editions spanning across ten languages and counting, plus audio books on Audible in English, Spanish, and German. A dedicated scholar and biographical historian, Ms. Rockefeller is passionate about education and improving history literacy worldwide.  

With her lyrical writing style, Laurel's books are as beautiful to read as they are informative.

In her spare time, Laurel enjoys spending time with her cockatiels, travelling to historic places, and watching classic motion pictures and classic television series. Favorites:
Star Trek, Doctor Who,  Battlestar Galactica, and Babylon 5.

Winner of the "Godiva Book Award" for best self-published book of  2019, Laurel is a proud supporter of Foster Parrots Ltd., The Arbor Day Foundation, and Health in Harmony.

Fun Facts About Laurel:

  • Laurel started as a singer-songwriter and can be heard singing on many videos featured on her youtube channel.

  • Laurel's first national (USA) publication was a sonnet called "Why Bilbo?" for the Minas Tirith Evening Star, the journal of the American Tolkien Society.

  • Laurel lettered in competitive public speaking her senior year at Lincoln SouthEast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska.

  • Laurel earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa with three majors, seven semesters on the Dean's list, and a graduating GPA of 3.81.

    • She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

  • In addition to the more prestigious Phi Beta Kappa, Laurel also earned and holds membership in both Psi Chi honor society for Psychology majors and Phi Alpha Theta honor society for History majors.

  • Comfort foods:

    • Nebraska/Midwest USA: spaghetti with beer/cheese pasta sauce from "Spaghetti Works," Swiss cheese mushroom burger from "Runza," Canadian bacon on pizza (especially from DaVinci's in Lincoln), pies from the "Village Inn," mulberries, kolaches (cream cheese, blueberry, apricot, strawberry), Dairy Queen desserts.

    • Fast Food: Taco Bell salads and Mexican pizzas; McDonalds Big Mac; Long John Silvers shrimp, grilled shrimp, and hushpuppies; Arby's beef and cheddar and curly fries; extra crispy chicken from KFC; and gyros from local restaurants.

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  • Favourite Doctor: Twelve (Peter Capaldi).

  • Favourite Star Trek Series: Voyager

  • Favourite book series as a kid: James Blish's novelizations of Star Trek episodes from the original scripts

  • Favourite period dramas: The Musketeers, Downton Abbey, The Hour, The Tudors, Victoria.

  • Favourite style of music: motion picture and television scores and soundtracks. Theatrical music including Broadway musicals.

  • Favourite amusement park rides: raging rapids, bumper boats, carousels, tilt-o-whirls, and scramblers. Miniature golf. Driving range golf.

  • Professional aspirations:

    • Audiobook versions of "Mary Queen of the Scots: the Forgotten Reign," "Margaret of Wessex: Mother, Saint, and Queen of Scots," and "His Red Eminence, Armand-Jean du Plessis de Richelieu" narrated by Peter Capaldi.

    • A children's book series about cockatiels illustrated by Peter Capaldi.

    • Record an album of early (pre 1700) holiday music with Peter Capaldi, including such favourites as "Veni, Veni" and "Personent Hodie."

    • Write (for) a hit television series and/or motion picture.

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The Doctor's Guitar SuitePeter Capaldi
DoctorWho ThemePeter Capaldi
A Good Man, an Incredible LiarMurray Gold and the National Orchestra of Wales
Series 8 Doctor Who ThemeMurray Gold
Shall we dance?The Dream Boys (featuring Peter Capaldi)
If I could PrayPeter Capaldi
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"When I read her works, I never feel like I’m learning history. I feel like I’m reading a great story about real people. Laurel’s research is impeccable, and she brought me into the world of Boudicca and her life."


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The Peers of Beinan Series is social science fiction in the Roddenberry tradition. Set in another galaxy, it's science-grounded world-building at its finest. Learn more about planet Beinan and its royal and noble peers.

Laurel A. Rockefeller Books offers something for almost everyone. Love fiction? Then check out the Peers of Beinan Series or one of Ms. Rockefeller's exciting historical fiction titles. Love a true story? Then you will love the Legendary Women of World History narrative biographies and Ms. Rockefeller's guidebooks to cockatiels. 
Most titles are available in multiple languages including Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Hindi, and/or Welsh. Welsh titles are also available in Welsh-English and are perfect for students.

Available Books:

Click on the Series name to be taken to more information about and retailer links for each book in the series. Translated editions appear next to their English language originals on each series page.

Preparing for My First Cockatiel is one of many titles available in Spanish. Buy the book in English or Spanish for your kindle. Audio edition narrated by Karl Thornton.

Hypatia of Alexandria takes readers into the life of one of the greatest scientists of all time. Buy the book in English or Spanish in print and audio editions in both English and Spanish. Textbook edition also available in English in both print and audio formats. 

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Catherine de Valois is one of four Legendary Women of World History titles narrated to audio by Richard Mann. It is the first Legendary Women of World History audio book to feature musical performance. 

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Catalina de Valois is the first of the Legendary Women of World History Series to be recorded for Audible in Spanish. Narrated by M. Bella from the translation by Roberto Carlos Pavón Carreón, it also features a musical cameo by Laurel A. Rockefeller. 

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Priest. Lover. Statesman.


Based on Richelieu's "Political Testament," this very slightly fictionalized, narrative biography showcases the kind, thoughtful, and dedicated public servant that transformed our concept of nations and international relationships.

Winner of the 2019 Godiva Book Award (awarded in February, 2020).


Available for KindleNook, and iBook

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Good-bye A672E92 Quintus is the first book from the Peers of Beinan science fiction series to reach Audible. It tells the tale of a planetary evacuation blocked by blood feuds and political in-fighting. Legends are made when three diplomats are sent in to resolve the conflict, forging the foundation of what will become Beinarian society.

Peers of Beinan Series

  • Good-bye A672E92 Quintus

  • The Poisoned Ground

  • The Poisoned Ground and the Healer Consort

  • The Great Succession Crisis

  • The Great Succession Crisis: First Edition

  • The Ghosts of the Past

  • Princess Anyu Returns

  • The Legacy of Princess Anlei

  • The Peers of Beinan: the Complete Series

Peers of Beinan Dramas

  • Good-bye A672E92 Quintus: A Play in Two Acts

  • The Poisoned Ground and the Healer Consort: A Play in Three Acts

Peers of Beinan Companion Books

  • The Complete Data Files

  • The Lost Tales

Historical Fiction

  • A New Start on the Niobrara for Mr. and Mrs. O'Malley

  • The Arban and the Saman

  • His Red Eminence, Armand-Jean du Plessis de Richelieu


  • American Poverty

  • Lady Biya's Guide to Medieval Aviculture

  • Mithril and Me: A Love Story

  • Preparing for My First Cockatiel

  • Preparing for My Senior Cockatiel

Legendary Women of World History Series

  • Boudicca, Britain's Queen of the Iceni

  • Catherine de Valois: French Princess, Tudor Matriarch

  • Mary Queen of the Scots

  • Queen Elizabeth Tudor: Journey to Gloriana

  • Empress Wu Zetian

  • Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd: the Warrior Princess of Deheubarth

  • Empress Matilda of England

  • Hypatia of Alexandria

  • Cleopatra VII: Egypt's Last Pharaoh

  • Margaret of Wessex: Mother, Saint, and Queen of Scots

Legendary Women of World History Dramas

  • Boudicca: A Play in Three Acts

  • Catherine de Valois: A Play in Three Acts

  • Mary Queen of the Scots: A Play in Three Acts

  • Empress Wu Zetian: A Play in Three Acts

  • Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd: A Play in Three Acts

  • Empress Matilda of England: A Play in Five Acts

LWWH Boxed Sets

  • Ancient Heroines

  • Medieval Queens

  • Renaissance Queens

  • Medieval Queens, the Dramas

LWWH Activity Books

  • Boudicca

  • Catherine de Valois

  • Mary Queen of the Scots

  • Queen Elizabeth Tudor

  • Empress Wu Zetian 

  • Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd

  • Empress Matilda of England

  • Hypatia of Alexandria

  • Cleopatra VII

  • Margaret of Wessex

  • The Legendary Women of World History Activity Book

Audio Books

  • American Poverty (English)

  • Boudicca, Britain's Queen of the Iceni (English)

  • Catherine de Valois (English)

  • Cleopatra VII: Egypt's Last Pharaoh (English)

  • Empress Matilda of England (English)

  • Empress Wu Zetian (English)

  • Good-bye A672E92 Quintus (English)

  • Hypatia of Alexandria (English)

  • Hypatia of Alexandria Student-Teacher (English)

  • The Poisoned Ground (English)

  • Preparing for My First Cockatiel (English)

  • Preparing for My Senior Cockatiel (English)

  • Songs of the Beinarian Court: A Poetry Collection (English)

  • The Arban and the Saman (English)

  • Boudica, Reina Británica de los Icenos (Spanish)

  • Catalina de Valois (Spanish)

  • Cleopatra VII: El ultimo faraón de Egipto (Spanish)

  • Emperatriz Wǔ Zétiān (Spanish)

  • Hipatia de Alejandría (Spanish)

  • María Estuardo, reina de Escocia: El reino olvidado (Spanish)

  • Kaiserin Mathilde, Herrin der Engländer (German)

  • Boudicca: Britanniens Königin der Icener (German)

Student - Teacher Editions

  • Margaret of Wessex

  • Catherine de Valois

  • American Poverty
  • Queen Elizabeth Tudor
  • Cleopatra VII
  • Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd
  • Empress Matilda of England
  • Hypatia of Alexandria
  • Boudicca
  • Mary Queen of the Scots

Libros en español

  • La gran crisis de sucesión

  • Boudica, Reina Británica de los Icenos

  • Emperatriz Wǔ Zétiān

  • Preparándome para mi primera cacatúa ninfa

  • Boudica: Una obra en tres actos

  • Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd: Una obra en tres actos

  • Catalina de Valois. Princesa francesa, matriarca de los  Tudor 

  • Gwenllian Ferch Gruffydd: la princesa guerrea de Deheubarth 

  • Hipatia de Alejandría

  • La reina Isabel Tudor, Viaje a Gloriana

  • Emperatriz Matilda de Inglaterra

  • Su Roja Eminencia, Armand-Jean du Plessis de Richelieu

  • Emperatriz Matilda de Inglaterra: edición alumno-maestro

  • Cleopatra VII: El ultimo faraón de Egipto

  • Cleopatra VII: Edición estudiante-maestro

  • La reina Isabel Tudor: Edición estudiante-maestro

  • Boudica, reina britana de los Icenos: Edición Escolar

Livros em Português

  • Adeus, A672E92 Quintus

  • Boudicca, a Rainha Bretã dos Icenos

  • Catherine de Valois, Uma Peça em Três Atos

  • Catherine de Valois Princesa Francesa, Matriarca dos Tudor

  • Gwenllian Ferch Gruffydd. A Princesa Guerreira de Deheubarth

  • Território Envenenado

  • Hipátia de Alexandria

  • Maria, a Rainha dos Escoceses: O Reino Esquecido

  • Rainha Elizabeth Tudor: Tornando-se Gloriana

  • Margarida de Wessex: Mãe, santa e rainha dos escoceses

  • Margarida de Wessex: Edição do estudante - professor

  • Imperatriz Matilde da Inglaterra: Edição do estudante - professor

  • Cleópatra VII: Edição do estudante - professor

  • Rainha Elizabeth Tudor: Edição do estudante - professor

Livres en français

  • Catherine de Valois: Princesse de France, Matriarche des Tudors

  • L'impératrice Wu Zetian

  • Marie, reine d'Écosse : le règne oublié

  • Marie reine des Ecossais: Une pièce en trois actes

  • Boudicca, la reine des Icènes de Bretagne

  • Préparer l’Arrivée de Ma Première Calopsitte

  • Au Revoir, A672E92 Quintus

  • Chansons de la cour de Beinan, Recueil de poèmes


Libri italiani

  • Addio, A672E92 Quintus

  • Boudicca: La Regina Degli Iceni

  • Boudicca, Una Rappresentazione Teatrale In Tre Atti

  • Caterina di Valois

  • Caterina di Valois Quaderno di Esercizi

  • Elisabetta I Tudor: da principessa a Gloriana

  • Maria Stuarda regina di Scozia: il regno dimenticato

  • Maria Stuarda, regina di Scozia: una rappresentazione teatrale in tre atti

  • Regine del Rinascimento

  • Ipazia di Alessandria

  • Mi Preparo per la Mia Prima Calopsitta

  • L’Arban e la Saman

  • Imperatrice Wu Zetian

  • Sua Eminenza Rossa, Armand-Jean du Plessis de Richelieu

  • Elisabetta I Tudor: Edizione per studenti e insegnanti

  • Ipazia di Alessandria: Edizione per studenti e insegnanti

  • Boudicca, La Regina Degli Iceni: Versione per studenti e docenti

  • Maria Stuarda, regina di Scozia: Versione per studenti e docenti

  • Cleopatra VII: L’ultimo “faraone” d’Egitto

  • Cleopatra VII: Versione per studenti e docenti

Llyfrau Cymru

  • Buddug: Brenhines Iceni Prydain

  • Buddug, Brenhines Iceni Prydain -- Bouddica, Britain's Queen of the Iceni

  • Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, Tywysoges a Rhyfelwraig Deheubarth

  • Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd: Tywysoges a Rhyfelwraig Deheubarth/The Warrior Princess of Deheubarth 


  • 不列颠女王布迪卡

  • 继位之争

  • 旧日鬼影

  • 一代女皇武则天

  • 伊丽莎白•都铎女王:荣光女王之路

  • 苏格兰玛丽女王

  • 星际转移

हिंदी की किताबें

  • अलविदा अ672ई92 पंचमविश्व

  • ज़हरीली ज़मीन

Deutsche Bücher

  • Boudicca, Britanniens Königin der Icener

  • Catherine de Valois

  • Mary Königin der Schotten

  • Gwenllian ferch Gruffydd, Die Kriegerprinzessin von Deheubarth

  • Königin Elizabeth Tudor. Der Weg zu Gloriana

  • Königinnen der Renaissance

  • Mittelalterliche Königinnen

  • Kaiserin Mathilde, Herrin der Engländer

  • Kaiserin Mathilde, Herrin der Engländer: Studienausgabe

  • Kaiserin Wu Zetian

  • Hypatia von Alexandria


Nederlandse boeken

  • Keizerin Wu Zetian

  • Maria, koningin van Schotland: De vergeten regeringsperiode

  • Koningin Elizabeth Tudor: Reis naar Gloriana

Βιβλία Ελληνικής Γλώσσας

  • Οι Eτοιμασίες για το Πρώτο Μου Κοκατίλ

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Songs of the Beinarian Court is the place to hear original music performed a capella from the Peers of Beinan series. Hear author Laurel A. Rockefeller sing the songs she wrote for the series.



Recordings of music/poetry written and/or performed by Laurel A. Rockefeller

The Peers of Beinan Series

My Lady Fairest QueenLaurel A. Rockefeller
Here Lays My Father and My LordLaurel A. Rockefeller
I Shall Always Find YouLaurel A. Rockefeller
Ghosts ch 7 readingLaurel A. Rockefeller
Ghost ch 8 readingLaurel A. Rockefeller
Coronation HymnLaurel A. Rockefeller

The Legendary Women of World History Series

GreensleevesLaurel A. Rockefeller
Dona Nobis PacemLaurel A. Rockefeller
Of Scotland ForgottenLaurel A. Rockefeller
Depairte, DepairteLaurel A. Rockefeller
Drive the Cold Winter AwayLaurel A. Rockefeller
Goddesses - PlayfordLaurel A. Rockefeller
Veni, VeniLaurel A. Rockefeller
Belle Qui Tiens My VieLaurel A. Rockefeller
Gwenllian's Tears - EnglishLaurel A. Rockefeller


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