• “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.”
    —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
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    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor

FERGUS (Ontario) SCOTTISH FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES

JOIN ME IN FERGUS, ONTARIO NEXT WEEKEND!

I’ll be at the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games next weekend, August 9-11! (Well, I’ll actually be in evidence only on the 10th and 11th, but there are public events on Friday—the “Heavy” competitions, and the Tattoo—that you may be interested in as well.) The official website is here, but the part of the schedule that applies specifically to my own appearances is listed below:

Saturday, August 10

Doors Open: 8:00am
8:30am- Fergus Scottish Festival, Diana Gabaldon & the Ladies of Lallybroch through the ages. ~ Lynn Boland Richardson
9:00am-10:00am – Diana Gabaldon
10:00am- Booksigning and Photo Opportunities

1:30pm- Fergus Scottish Festival, Diana Gabaldon & the Ladies of Lallybroch through the ages. ~ Lynn Boland Richardson
2:00pm-3:00pm- Diana Gabaldon
3:00pm- Booksigning and Photo Opportunities
Sunday, August 11
Doors Open: 9:00am
9:30am- Fergus Scottish Festival, Diana Gabaldon & the Ladies of Lallybroch through the ages. ~ Lynn Boland Richardson
10:00am-11:00am – Diana Gabaldon
11:00am- Booksigning and Photo Opportunities

2:30pm-3:30pm- Diana Gabaldon
3:30pm-6:00pm Booksigning and Photo Opportunities

[I’ll also be doing the Opening Ceremonies onstage at the field, mid-day on Saturday. The bookstore is open Friday from 4-6 PM, but there are no formal events on Friday, bar (I think) a ceildih in the evening. Check the official website for more details: http://www.fergusscottishfestival.com/

NO, you won’t get advance copies of MOBY—I haven’t finished writing it yet [g], and it doesn’t come out until next March, in order to coordinate with the (hoped-for) launch of the STARZ TV series. BUT…you _will_ get free (yes, FREE!! [g]) copies of the advance Excerpt Booklet, which includes the first seven chapters of the book. Random House Canada said they’re printing several thousand, so there should be plenty for everyone who wants one.

(And no, sorry—Sam Heughan will _not_ be joining me.)

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64 Responses »

  1. Hi Diana,
    Love your books and have converted loads of readers to the Outlander experiences. My query is I know the 8th book (MOBY) is due to be released in March 2014 in America do you know the release date for Australia?
    Thanks Tanya

  2. My husband and I just came back from a month traveling through Scotland.
    Visiting Falkirk we couldn’t go on for a short while.
    Due to filming in Progress.
    No not for the Outlander serie, but for Silence Witness.
    But when we went into a shop, one of the crew members just bought some coffee and cakes, talked to the shopowner.
    She mentioned that there would be more filming in October.
    When I asked her if this as for the Outlander serie, she asked me how I knew.
    When I told her that I have all your books and was looking on line when your next book would be out.
    That is where I saw all the information about the tv series.
    She hadn’t read any of your books, and was trying to get hold of them.
    And after I told her a tiny bit, she became more interested in your books.
    I liked all your books, and I hope that the serie lives up to the books.

    Good luck.

  3. “The eighth installment of the “Outlander” series is slated to be released March 25th, 2014.”

    I know this is a feeble beg .. but I need to do it all the same … it would be so very nice if that date could come forward by a week .. even 5 days .. I’ll be in the U.S. in March but leave on the 20th .. I’d so LOVE to be buying it before I leave!! It is the ultimate tease!

    • Dear Elly–

      I’m afraid it’s beyond my power to alter a pub date (these are decided on by a process only slightly complex than reading pigeon entrails by moonlight in Times Square), but there are occasional “early” copies (usually ones sent to reviewers or bloggers) that slip out and onto eBay a few days in advance.

      –Diana

  4. I have just realized that there have not been very many daily lines about Roger and Buck back in the 18th century. Please, please tell me that Roger gets back to his family in MOBY. That would be such a downer if he does not!!!!