• “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

I’ve Finished Writing BEES. Now The Publishing Process Begins…

On March 27, 2021, I finished writing BEES, Book Nine in my OUTLANDER series of novels! Now it enters the publishing process, which will likely take several months (at least, but that’s a guesstimate only). Please read my blog post about finishing BEES and what happens next…

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.

Ronald Moore, executive producer of the series, has also said in interviews that an Outlander spin-off television series may be in the works!

Avalon River Cruise Rescheduled

Map for 2020 Rhine River Cruise with Diana GabaldonMarch 13, 2021

The Avalon River Cruise on the Rhine River (for which I am the featured author) has been rescheduled from April to October of this year due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The week-long cruise will now begin on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

Please see my appearances webpage for more information. As of early March, there are still spaces available.

If you are signed up for the cruise, please contact Avalon for details.

This is the only official website for Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the OUTLANDER series of major novels, the Lord John series, and other works. All first-person text was written by Diana Gabaldon. Text with a third-person voice was (usually) added by Diana’s Webmistress.

This homepage was last updated on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 2:30 a.m. (Central Time) by Diana Gabaldon or Loretta, Diana’s Webmistress.

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.

On March 27, 2021, I announced that I have finished writing BEES, and it now will go through the publication process. Hopefully, BEES will be published some time in 2021, but there is no guarantee, and the exact release date will be set by my publishers. When known, the publication date will be posted here on my webpages!

Current information about BEES is posted on my official BEES webpage, where you may access sample excerpts or “Daily Lines”, also.

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 is published, I will write 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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