• “The smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting 'Scrooge McDuck' comics.”—Salon.com
  • A time-hopping, continent-spanning salmagundi of genres.”
  • “These books have to be word-of-mouth books because they're too weird to describe to anybody.”
    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor

Publication Date for BEES (Book 9)!


I’m honestly and truly THRILLED to announce that We. Have. A. PUB DATE!! for BEES! As announced in an exclusive Entertainment Weekly article, the BEES publication date is…

November 23, 2021 in the U.S.A. and the U.K.!

So looking forward to sharing this book with you all!

The cover art for the hardcover release of BEES in the U.S.A., published by Penguin Random House, is shown at right.

Visit my GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE webpage for links to pre-order and reserve your copy of BEES, if you wish, and to read excerpts (samples) from my new novel.

Publisher’s Description for BEES

Please note that the description below of GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE (Book 9) may contain SPOILERS for TV viewers who have not read my books, and readers who have not read all of the first eight novels in my Outlander series.

The author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Outlander series returns with the newest novel in the epic tale.

The past may seem the safest place to be… But it is the most dangerous time to be alive…

Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.

It is 1779 and, at last, Claire and Jamie are reunited with their daughter Brianna, her husband Roger and their family, living together on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible. And yet…

Even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Tensions in the Colonies are great and local feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s tea-kettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his tenants are split and it won’t be long until the war is on his doorstep.

Brianna and Roger have their own worry: that the dangers that provoked their escape from the twentieth century might catch up to them. Sometimes they question whether risking the perils of the 1700s—among them disease, starvation, and an impending war—was indeed the safer choice for their family.

Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity—and thus his own—and Lord John Grey has reconciliations to make, and dangers to meet, on his son’s behalf, and his own.
Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer to Fraser’s Ridge.  And with the family finally together, Jamie and Claire have more at stake than ever before.

International Editions

BEES-UK-coverIt has been announced that the U.K. edition of GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE will be released on November 23, 2021, the same day as the U.S. edition.

Information on other international editions of BEES and when they will be available in other countries — and also other languages— has not been released yet.

At right is the cover art for the hardcover edition of BEES, to be released in the U.K. on November 23, 2021.

Please click here for general information on global publication dates and international editions.

As of April, 2021, my books have been published in 114 countries, and in 33 languages. Thank you, dear readers, who live all around the world!

Season 7 of the Outlander TV Series Approved!

March 14, 2021

2021-season7-starz-jamie-claireExciting news! Starz announced on Sunday, March 14, 2021, that it has officially approved funding and plans for season 7 of the Outlander tv series. Based on AN ECHO IN THE BONE, the seventh in Diana’s bestselling OUTLANDER series of major novels, season 7 of the Starz tv series will have a total of 12 episodes.

Series stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin shared the news in STARZ’s new video announcement;click here to view on Youtube.

Actors Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall) and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), announced in February that they are currently filming the sixth season of the series in Scotland, and will return for the seventh season.

As of yet, there is no premiere date set for season 6. When it is announced, it will be displayed here.

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When Will the Next Book Be Out?

GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE (nicknamed “BEES”) is my next book to be published and is the ninth book in my OUTLANDER series of major novels featuring Jamie and Claire.

The publication date for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE in first-edition hardcover and electronic versions is November 23, 2021.

Current information about BEES is posted on my official BEES webpage, which has links to sample excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from this new book.

BEES follows WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, aka “MOBY,” the eighth novel in my OUTLANDER series, which was first published in the U.S.A. in 2014.

Book Ten

After BEES, I will be working on Book Ten (no title yet), which will be the last book in the OUTLANDER series of major novels that focus on Jamie and Claire. Book Ten will be another Large Novel, so it will take some time (several years at least) to complete.

And I have plans for multiple projects after Book Ten, such as a prequel novel about Jamie’s parents, and perhaps a book about Master Raymond. Plus I have a contemporary mystery, set in Phoenix, Arizona, on the back burner.

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