• “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 (“Daily Lines”) 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:

     “Piety,” in celebration of the First Sunday of Advent on December 1, 2019.

     “The Baby”

     “The Letter J,” in honor of Claire’s birthday.

     Three separate short excerpts from BEES together in one webpage.

     My blog entry, “BEES Workmanship Example,” from September 2 has a new excerpt in it, and gives an idea of how I edit my writing as I work.

     “Cooking Tomatoes”

     “Last Music”


Note that BEES does not have a publication date set yet! I am working hard doing the writing and research for BEES and hope to finish writing it by the end of this year (2019). After I finish it, then my publishers will decide upon release dates, likely in 2020. Thanks!

On March, 2019, I released a (tentative) list of chapter titles for BEES.

For more information about my progress on BEES, and to access all excerpts (Daily Lines) released so far, visit my official BEES webpage at:


What Will Happen When I Finish Writing BEES?

As my husband often remarks, “’FINISHED’ is a relative term to a writer.” This is true! <g>

Back In August, 2015, I thought y’all might be interested in Just What Happens to a book after the writer is “finished” writing the manuscript. It’s still relevant today! Think complicated flow chart…

Click to read “What Finished Means To An Author”

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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.

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? And published?

No, not yet!

I am working on BEES now, and hope to finish writing and doing the background research for it around the end of 2019.

After I have finished writing the book, BEES will go through the publication process. Read about that process here, in “What Finished Means To An Author.”

No publication date has been set yet for BEES. When known, it will be posted prominently on this website!

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.

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