• “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

Catriona Balfe – 2017 Golden Globe Nominee!

Claire-stone-cropCongratulations to Catriona Balfe! She was nominated for “Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama” for her portrayal of Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser in season two of the Starz Outlander TV series, which is based on my OUTLANDER novels. On January 8, Claire Foy (The Crown) won the category at the awards ceremony.

This was the fourth Golden Globes nomination for the first two seasons of the Outlander TV series (Starz). For season one a year ago: the Outlander series was nominated for “Best Television Series – Drama”; Catriona Balfe was nominated for “Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama” the first time; and Tobias Menzies was nominated for “Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television” for the dual role of Black Jack Randall and Frank Randall. Many critics of the series have felt that the show should receive more acclaim, and viewers have been especially disappointed that Sam Heughan has not been nominated for a Best Actor award for his portrayal of Jamie Fraser.

Click to view a nice video interview with Caitriona from TheWrap, which also includes some preview information for season three.


JSIMBeehive2The ninth book in the OUTLANDER series now has a title: GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE.

Talking to your bees is a very old Celtic custom (known in other parts of Europe, too) that made it to the Appalachians. You always tell the bees when someone is born, dies, comes or goes—because if you don’t keep them informed, they’ll fly away.

Click here for news and excerpts from GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE.

Please check back often for updates and new excerpts, aka "Daily Lines.". Keep in mind that excerpts of the new book may contain SPOILERS! <g>

New excerpts recently added are "Taking Chances," and "Domestic Economy."

I am working on this book now, and I am doing background historical research for it. (No, I don’t know when it will be finished!)

GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE follows book eight of the OUTLANDER series of novels, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD (nicknamed "MOBY").

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 page was last updated on Friday, August 26, 2016.

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.

Click here to read excerpts from book nine, and other information as it becomes available. 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.

About reposting my excerpts, 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 anyone you think might be interested. Thanks!

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