• “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

Tryon Palace and Alamance Battlefield Events With Diana in April!

Battle_of_Alamance_PostcardWould you like to tour North Carolina’s historic Alamance Battlefield with Diana Gabaldon in a small group, and hear her read from THE FIERY CROSS on the site? Hear Diana speak on the lawn of Tryon Palace, another real place that appears in her novels? Attend a special formal dinner in Diana’s honor on the palace’s lawn? Or hear Diana speak and answer questions from the audience at the Paramount Theatre, with an optional book signing afterward? If so, you’re in luck!

Diana Gabaldon will be the guest of honor in a series of four public events celebrating the Outlander novels and North Carolina history from April 26th through the 28th, Friday through Sunday, all hosted by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Tickets to attend the four different events over three days are sold separately and range from just $25 per person (for Diana’s Q&A session with the audience on April 27 outdoors on the Tryon Palace lawn), to $300-$450 per person for tickets to events such as the formal dinner at Tryon Palace or the Alamance Battlefield tour. Or hear Diana speak and answer questions at the Paramount Theater ($50 per person), and a book signing with Diana to follow ($50 per person), where you can meet Diana as she signs your books, and have an optional photo with her taken on your device. (Proceeds go to support groups for these historic sites, per the N.C. organizers.)

Tickets for all of the events went on sale online on Monday, March 18, including the two events at Tryon Palace, the Paramount Theatre events, and the Alamance Battlefield tour and brunch with Diana. Details of all four events and links to ticket sales are listed on Diana’s official appearances page at:


These events may sell out very quickly, especially since Diana is travelling much less this year, so please plan accordingly. Proceeds will benefit North Carolina historic site support groups. Please check Diana’s appearances page and the event host sites frequently for updates and any changes.

Note that ticketing details for the Paramount Theater events have changed slightly, and details are listed on Diana’s appearances page.

Thanks to Dana Liberty for sending an email to Diana’s Webmistress that pointed out a typo in this write-up! The description used to mistakenly say ‘June 27′ for the Tryon Q&A instead of ‘April 27.’ The Webmistress must have been tired when typing, her only excuse, and she doesn’t want anyone to show up two months late. <g>

Newest Excerpts From BEES

March 3, 2019

2019-02-Bee-FlowerClick here to read “A Roof Of Our Own,” a new excerpt from GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE, the ninth book in my series of Outlander novels.

Other new BEES excerpts from the past few months:

“Life On The Ridge,”

“We Were Dead”

“Mountain Meadow”

GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE is 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 almost fifty excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”), or samples, from this new book. Please visit my official BEES homepage to read them all.


“It Could Be Worse”

Diana Gabaldon at the Grand CanyonJanuary 11, 2019

On her birthday, Diana posted a poignant excerpt from THE FIERY CROSS on her blog, which features tender moments between Jamie and Claire.

And read an essay written in 1999, “Myth and Mountain Birthdays.“ Diana shares the extraordinary love story of her mother and father, including her birth in northern Arizona.

Happy Birthday, Diana!

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.

Book Nine of the Outlander Series (“BEES”)

2017-11-24-Diana-grbaby-pupsGO 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.

Read “Daily Lines” (excerpts) from this novel via my official webpage for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE. Excerpts are listed by their temporary titles, which help describe what each is about, but are not chapter titles for the new book or anything like that.

In the image at right, I am celebrating Thanksgiving 2017 with my grandson and family pups.

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

All first-person text was written by Diana Gabaldon. Third-person entries are usually written by Diana’s Webmistress.

This page was last updated on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6:47 p.m. (Pacific Time) by Diana 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).