• “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.”
    —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
  • “These books have to be word-of-mouth books because they're too weird to describe to anybody.”
    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor

Scotland: The Land That Inspired OUTLANDER

VisitScotland-ben-lawersOK, this is pretty cool. <g> If you can’t afford to go to Scotland and view the beautiful purple heather at first hand this year… you can at least see Culloden battlefield, Loch Ness, or an ancient stone circle or two virtually up close. The official Visit Scotland website announced in a press release on August 8 that special Outlander travel resources are now available at:

        www.visitscotland.com/outlander

Aimed at readers of the OUTLANDER books and viewers of the Starz Outlander TV series, the new website is designed to help explore the real places that appear in my books, as well as locations which resemble the imagined ones (NB: the Clava Cairns are actually not the inspiration for Craig na Dun, but it is an authentic— and impressive— ancient stone circle).

The site is "part of a wider VisitScotland marketing campaign entitled Scotland: The Land That Inspired Outlander." Really flattering <g>— and a lot of fun. Also a great resource for those of you who are planning a trip to Scotland in the near future. (NB: The site mentions a particular tour company, and I’m sure they’re excellent. You might also want to check here on this site under the Resources menu, where several other "Outlander" tours that I’m personally acquainted with are mentioned, with contact info, in case you’d like to explore a number of possibilities.)

Upper right: image of Ben Lawers (Gaelic: Beinn Labhair), the highest mountain in the southern part of the Scottish Highlands and the tenth highest mountain in Britain. From the Visit Scotland official site.


The OUTLANDER TV Series!

Outlander-TV_GuideThe first eight episodes of the first season of the Outlander TV series made its debut in the U.S.A. on the STARZ cable network on Saturday, August 9. I think it’s amazing, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do! The second half of the first season will be shown at dates to be announced by STARZ.

Image at right: OUTLANDER is featured on cover of the August 11 issue of TV Guide.

The first year of the series has sixteen episodes and will be shown in a “split” format. Eight episodes will be shown, one per week, starting on August 9, and the second eight episodes will air at a date and time to be announced by the Starz network. Click here for news about the series, information on viewing the series in other countries, and links.

The Outlander TV series is being shown on cable networks outside the U.S.A., with new viewing options being continually announced for different countries and cable regions as they become available. Please check with your local cable provider to verify dates and times.


MOBY (Book Eight) and OUTLANDER Are Bestsellers!

MOBY cover final USTHANK YOU, ALL!!! … Very happy, and very grateful—and Really Thankful for all of you!

WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD (aka “MOBY”) made its debut at number one on the June 29 best seller list of the New York Times in the Hardcover Fiction category AND in the Combined Print and E-Book Fiction category! (The June 29 list reflected the sales in the U.S.A. ending on June 14, 2014, only four days after MOBY was released on June 10 in the U.S.A. and Canada.) The new book is also a best seller in Canada!

Outlander-TV-coverIn addition to book eight, the recent reissue of OUTLANDER in paperback — with an image from the TV series on the cover (at left) — is also a bestseller! OUTLANDER was first published more than twenty years ago, and was my first novel. Thank you so much, dear readers!

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 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 number 8.

Read my blog, “WHAT NEXT?” for more information about my next projects. Continue reading ›

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.)

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