• “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

OC II and OUTLANDER Coloring Book

2015-02-25-CompanionII-coverTwo new Outlandish books were released on Tuesday, October 27, in the U.S.A., Canada, and other publishing areas:

THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, VOLUME TWO (aka "OC II") is the second volume of THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, VOLUME ONE. This new book is a reader’s guide to the second eight major novels in the OUTLANDER series: THE FIERY CROSS, A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES, AN ECHO IN THE BONE, and WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD. More information including purchasing links for OC II.

cover-lgTHE OFFICIAL OUTLANDER COLORING BOOK features beautiful scenes from OUTLANDER, my first book, as interpreted by talented artists. (Note that this coloring book does not have scenes inspired by the Starz OUTLANDER TV series.) More information about the coloring book including purchasing links.

Click here to replay an interview with me from October 11 which discusses these new books.

To obtain a copy of either book, please use the purchasing links provided in these pages or look for these books at your local bookstore. I hope you enjoy them!

If you would like to purchase a copy signed by me, they are available, as always, from the Poisoned Pen bookstore, listed in the purchasing links. And the Pen ships anywhere in the world.

Live outside the U.S. and Canada? Click here for general information about global publication dates.

Appearances Update

ringcon_15-diana_gabaldonI’m trying as hard as possible—with mixed results—NOT to go anywhere through the end of 2015 so I can stay home and get the next book written. <wry g>

Still, I will be appearing at a few fun and exciting events this year! From November 6-8 I will be an author guest at RingCon 2015 in Bonn, Germany, billed as one of the largest science fiction and fantasy conventions in Europe. Four male stars from the OUTLANDER TV series will also appear with me at the convention: Sam Heughan (who plays Jamie Fraser), Graham McTavish (Dougal MacKenzie), Gary Lewis (Colum MacKenzie), and Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh Fraser)!

Check out my Appearances webpage for more details.

"Daily Lines" (Excerpts) – Book Nine

Want to read my "Daily Lines," or excerpts from Book Nine in the OUTLANDER series of novels, which I am writing now? Visit my official Book Nine webpage, which provides short samples of my new book.


Book Nine follows the eighth OUTLANDER novel, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, which was released in the summer of 2014 in the U.S.A. in hardcover.

No publication date has been set for Book Nine because I don’t know for sure yet when I will finish it! <g> My major novels always take several years to research and write, and this one is no exception. As soon as the release date is set, it will be announced here.

Methadone List

Looking for something to read until Book Nine is released? Besides OC II, my suggestions of books by other authors are in my Methadone List.


claire-jamie-close2Want to read selected news items about the Outlander TV series? My Webmistress and I list selected stories about the series in my Outlander TV Series News Page. Since good articles can get lost on social media posts, this list is an ongoing compilation and record of the history of the series, and is also very useful to those who don’t use Facebook or Twitter.

No, it’s not an all-inclusive list of each and every story that has come out to date about the series. If you want that, just use your favorite search engine.

Image: Catriona Balfe (as Claire) and Sam Heughan (as Jamie) in a tender moment from the Outlander TV Series.

This page was last updated on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 4:05 a.m. (PST) by Diana’s Webmistress.

When Will the Next Book Be Out?

WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, aka “MOBY,” the eighth major novel in the OUTLANDER series, was released in the U.S.A. and Canada on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Will there be a ninth major Outlander novel? Yes…

There’s at least one more. I’ve never been willing to commit to more than one at a time, because I just don’t know — I don’t plan the books out ahead of time. So I have no idea how much ground we’ll cover in each book. But there is certainly one more book, because I wasn’t finished telling the story at the end of book eight.

Click here to read excerpts from book nine, and other information as it becomes available. Also, I post the same excerpts on Facebook and Twitter.

Do I know when Book 9 will be finished? No! I am working on it now, and my books take at least 2-3 years to research and write.

About reposting my excerpts, I’d appreciate it if you would not copy the excerpts and post them yourself all over the internet. Instead, please do pass on the links to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks!

Follow Diana Online

There are several ways to connect with me online. I regularly post entries and communicate with readers on my Facebook and Twitter pages. (Note that as of July, 2014, you will have to log into Facebook to visit my page there. In other words, you will need your own Facebook account. This is so the web traffic can be limited to viewers over 18 years old.)

For videos, visit my YouTube page.

An RSS feed is available for web page updates, too. (Icons are below.)

I can also be found on the Compuserve Books and Writers Community.┬áThe "Diana Gabaldon" folder has discussions of my books, writing habits, etc.— but do feel free to explore the other folders, too!