• “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

Season Three Release Date – April 10

Cinema Blend reports that season three of the Starz Outlander TV series (which premiered last fall in the U.S.A.) will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and as a digital download beginning on April 10, 2018 in the U.S.

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.

In case you missed them, some recent excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from BEES:

   “Roger Wakes In A New Old Place,” from Wednesday, March 7, 2018, which celebrates the 30th Anniversary of when I began to write OUTLANDER in 1988. Note that may contain minor spoilers…

   “Bears,” from January 19, 2018.

   “A Small Gift In Honor Of My Birthday,” from January 11, 2018.

   “A Hunting We Will Go,” from November 24, 2017.

   “My Father?” from Thanksgiving Day, 2017.

   “A Bit of Trouble,” from November 11, 2017.

More excerpts are linked to 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 upper right, I am celebrating Thanksgiving 2017 with my grandson and family pups.

If you’re interested in my writing process, check out my blog entry titled, “Want to Watch Me Write?” from September, 2016…

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.


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

If you wish to contact Diana Gabaldon, click here for her contact information webpage which includes her public e-mail address and postal mailing addresses. Diana is also active in Social Media through her official Facebook page and on Twitter.

This page was last updated on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:50 a.m. (PT). For comments or questions about Diana’s website, send an email to Diana’s Webmistress. Diana’s Webmistress is especially interested in hearing what readers would like to see on Diana’s webpages.

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. 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 by the end of 2018, but no publication date is set yet by myself or my publisher. A publication date will be posted 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!

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