• “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


2015-02-25-CompanionII-coverOn October 27, 2015, THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, VOLUME TWO (aka "OC II") will be released in the U.S.A.! As the second volume of THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, VOLUME ONE, this new book will reveal details of how I wrote 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.

Though I will not be going on a book tour for OC II, the Poisoned Pen bookstore will host a live web interview with me in October (time and date to be announced) to discuss the new book. Anyone on the globe may tune in! (Details will be posted when available.) The Pen also will have copies of OC II available that are signed by me.

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! I will speak in Portland, OR on August 30. On September 26, I will be at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. The next day I am honored to receive the Mason Award at the Fall For the Book festival in Fairfax, Virginia. Davina Porter, the acclaimed reader for my audiobooks, will also give a reading at the book festival1

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. Thanks!

Book Nine Excerpts

Want to read excerpts from Book Nine in the OUTLANDER series of novels, which I am in the process of creating? Click here to access the Book Nine webpage, which provides links to samples of my new book. Remember that the excerpts contain SPOILERS…

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. And no, I don’t know yet when I will finish it! <g> My books always take several years to research and write.

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, such as an interview with Grant O’Rourke, who plays Rupert, and other news and interviews? 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 Tuesday, August 24, 2015 at 2:05 a.m. (PDT) 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.

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!