• “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

25th Anniversary Edition of DRAGONFLY IN AMBER

dragonfly-25thanniv-coverA new special hardcover edition of DRAGONFLY IN AMBER was released in the U.S.A. and select global markets on October 24, 2017, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its initial publication. It features a beautiful new cover, a new introduction by Diana and a reader’s group guide. DRAGONFLY is the second major novel in the OUTLANDER series.

Also, a special event with Diana will be held TODAY, November 5, in Scottsdale, Arizona at 2:00 p.m. to celebrate this new anniversary edition of DRAGONFLY, sponsored by the Poisoned Pen Bookstore! Diana Gabaldon will give a talk, answer reader’s questions, with a book signing with Diana to follow.

The event is open to the public and it is FREE to attend Diana’s talk. To join Diana’s book signing line after her talk and Q&A session, a purchase of this new book from the Poisoned Pen is required for each person in the signing line; in addition, each in the signing line may bring up to 3 books from home for Diana to sign. Copies of DRAGONFLY 25th will be available for purchase at the event. (Pre-signed copies are available ‘to go’ for those who can’t stay for the signing.)

All who stay for the signing line and purchase the new book will have their books signed by Diana, both those who live locally and those who have come from out of town!

Click for more details from the Poisoned Pen about today’s event!

For more information on all of Diana’s appearances, please see Diana’s official appearances page. And please check it often for updates.

Book Nine of the Outlander Series (“BEES”)

JSIMBeehive2GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE (aka “BEES”) will be the ninth book in my OUTLANDER series of major novels, which focus on Jamie Fraser and Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. I am currently working on the writing and historical research for this new novel.

When will BEES be finished and released? I don’t know yet, but will announce it here when I do. This book will definitely not be published in 2017.

In the meantime, if you’d like to read excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from this work in progress, visit my official webpage for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE. Excerpts are listed on the right side of the page by their temporary titles, which help describe what each is about.



sevenstones-cover1Novellas and short fiction that I’ve written—stories that are interwoven with my novels—have become harder to find over time or were never released in some publishing markets. SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL, which gathers seven rather far-flung stories together in one volume, was released in hardcover and ebook formats on June 27 in the U.S.A., Canada and selected international markets. The U.K. version was released on Thursday, June 29. Five stories that were first published in multi-author anthologies from 2010 through 2013 are in the book, plus two NEW novellas.

Click here to visit my SEVEN STONES webpage for a list of the stories included and where they were first published, my description of each story, and sample excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from this new book, along with handy purchasing links.


Season Three Returned in September, 2017!

ep213-dragonfly-in-amber-cropTV SERIES NEWS! The wonderful Starz ‘Outlander’ TV series, based on my OUTLANDER novels, will returned with a new Season Three in September, 2017! The new episodes are based on VOYAGER, the third Outlander novel.

Click here to read the Season Three announcement, which was released on February 15, 2017.

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 webpage for Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the OUTLANDER series of major novels, the Lord John series, and other works.

This page was last updated on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:47 a.m. (PT). For webpage comments or questions, click here to contact Diana’s Webmistress.

If you wish to contact Diana Gabaldon, please consult her contact information webpage for her public email and mailing addresses.

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.

GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE is the ninth major book in my OUTLANDER series of major novels.

Excerpts from (aka “Daily Lines”)—and information about—BEES will be posted on my BEES official webpage as they are released. 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. BEES will not be published in 2017; a publication date will be chosen and posted on this website when I am closer to finishing it.

Though BEES will not be ready this year, in April, 2017, a collection of my OUTLANDER short fiction will be released, SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL. This collection has five previously published novellas, and two brand new works of my short fiction.

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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