• “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

Newest Excerpts From BEES

2019-03-25-DGabaldon-cropHave you read my latest Excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from GO TELL THE BEES THAT I HAVE GONE? Here are the most recent, with newest ones listed first, by temporary titles:

     “Very Bad Things”Newest!

     “Like A Catamount”

     “Witch-child’s Garden,”

     “A Roof Of Our Own,”

     “Life On The Ridge,”

Image credit: This photo of me at right was taken by French journalist/blogger Victoria Arias in Falkland Palace, Scotland.

GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE will be the ninth in my series of major Outlander novels. I am writing and doing the research for this book now. So far, I have posted fifty excerpts as I create this new novel.

Please visit my official BEES webpage for more information about progress on this novel, and to access all BEES excerpts.


Tryon Palace and Alamance Battlefield Events With Diana in April!

Battle_of_Alamance_PostcardDiana Gabaldon will be the guest of honor for a series of four separate public events celebrating the Outlander novels and North Carolina history from April 26th through the 28th, Friday through Sunday. Some events will occur at Alamance Battlefield and Tryon Palace, historic sites that appear in her Outlander series of novels. The series of events include several talks by Diana, a book signing, a tour of the Alamance Battlefield with Diana, and a formal dinner at Tryon Palace.

Details are on Diana’s official appearances webpage at:


Note that the details for the Paramount Theater talk and book signing have changed since the events were first announced.

All of these events are planned and hosted by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Proceeds of the events will go to support groups for these historic sites, per the organizers.

A 25th Anniversary Edition of VOYAGER!

2018-voyager-25th-annOn October 23, 2018, Penguin Random House released a beautiful, new, lavishly produced hardcover edition of VOYAGER, on the 25th anniversary of its first publication. It is the third major novel in my OUTLANDER series.

Click here if you’d like to purchase a copy of this special edition signed by me from the Poisoned Pen bookstore, who will ship anywhere in the world! There is no extra charge for my signature.

My Writing Process

If you’re interested in my writing process, check out my blog entry titled, “Want to Watch Me Write?” from September, 2016…

Signed Books From The Poisoned Pen

The Poisoned Pen bookstore sells new copies of all of my books, signed by me, and they ship anywhere in the world! (There is no extra charge for my signature.) More information.

My Methadone List

Looking for something to read until GO TELL THE BEES THAT I HAVE GONE is released? Check out my suggestions of books that I recommend by other authors in my Methadone List.

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.

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This page was last updated on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:35 p.m. (Pacific Time) by Diana Herself or Diana’s Webmistress.

When Will the Next Book Be Out?

Will there be a ninth major Outlander novel?

Yes… GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE (nicknamed “BEES”) is the ninth book in my OUTLANDER series of major novels, which I am writing (and doing the research for) now.

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. in 2014.

Excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from—and information about—BEES are posted on my BEES official webpage as they are released. As of March 3, 2019, I have shared almost 50 excerpts from this new book, which are all listed by temporary title on my BEES webpage if you would like to read them. Also, I often post the same excerpts on my official social media pages and accounts.

Do I know exactly when BEES will be finished? No. I am working on it now; my books take at least 3-4 years to research and write. I am hoping to finish writing BEES some time in 2019. No publication date is set yet by myself or my publisher. A publication date will be posted prominently on this website when known.

About reposting my excerpts from any of my books and short fiction, 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 my excerpts (“Daily Lines”) to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks!

Follow Diana Online

There are several ways to connect with me online. Besides adding new blogs and information to these webpages, I regularly post entries and communicate with readers on my official Facebook and Twitter pages. For videos, visit my YouTube page. An RSS feed is available for web page updates. (Clickable icons are below.)


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You may also join me in multiple current discussions about my books and short fiction on TheLitForum.com You’ll need to create your account (with a user name and password) to join in; just follow the instructions on the website. One you have your login created, click here to go to my Diana Gabaldon Forum directly. TheLitForum.com is a descendant of the discontinued Compuserve Lit Forum, which I’ve been a part of since the late 1980s (before Outlander was published).