• “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


2012 AZ Ren Fest

I always enjoy meeting you guys, but I’m trying as hard as possible—with mixed results—NOT to go anywhere through the end of the 2016, so I can stay home and get the next book written. <wry g>

This webpage is my official list of my upcoming public appearances. It is updated as information becomes available for release. For the most current information about an event, please consult the event host’s webpage listed here.

If you have questions about—or problems with—obtaining tickets for an event, please contact the listed host organization of the event. All ticket sales are handled by event organizers and their ticket brokers.

Please keep in mind that many events can sell out quickly, sometimes in only hours after the tickets are released for sale.



June, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016 – SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Book Release Party for OUTLANDER KITCHEN with Diana Gabaldon and Theresa Carle-Sanders.

OutlanderKitchen-coverBegins at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)

Ticket Purchase Required. See below.

The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Doubletree Resort
5401 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85250


Click here to order your ticket(s) at $40 each from the Poisoned Pen.Each ticket holder will receive one copy of THE OUTLANDER KITCHEN, pre-signed by Diana and Theresa.

Note that the event is limited to 500 persons, so please order early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly!

Event Details:

Each ticket holder will receive one pre-signed copy of OUTLANDER KITCHEN: THE OFFICIAL OUTLANDER COMPANION COOKBOOK, with signatures of both authors as part of the ticket price. Please note that time does not allow personalizations for attendees or for internet order customers as Theresa is coming from Canada for the day only.

Exclusive: While supplies last, these special signed copies from the Pen come with a special recipe card! (Not available elsewhere.)

There will be no book signing line. Diana and Theresa will not have time to sign any personal books brought from home or purchased elsewhere, so please do NOT bring them.

A professional photographer will take photos of attendees with Diana and Theresa at no charge after the program.


Professional chef and founder of OutlanderKitchen.com, Theresa Carle-Sanders offers up extraordinary cuisine for your table. Featuring more than one hundred recipes, OUTLANDER KITCHEN retells Claire and Jamie’s incredible story through the flavors of the Scottish Highlands, the French Revolution, and beyond.

Following the high standards for prodigious research and boundless creativity set by Diana Gabaldon herself, Carle-Sanders draws on the events and characters of the novels to deliver delicious and inventive dishes that highlight local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. Yet amateur chefs need not fear: These doable, delectable recipes have been updated for today’s modern kitchens.”

More Information:

If you have questions about this event, please contact the staff of the Poisoned Pen:

Phone: (480) 947-2974

Toll free (U.S.A.): (888) 560-9919

Email: mailto:sales@poisonedpen.com

July, 2016

No public events or book signings are scheduled for this month.

August, 2016

August 12-14, 2016 (Friday to Sunday) – FERGUS, ONTARIO, CANADA

Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games
Featured Author, Talks & Book Signings

2016-fergus-logoPurchased Festival Entry Tickets Required (See website, below)


This year, I am honored to be the Featured Author at the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Fergus, Ontario, Canada. The early word is that I will be giving several talks on Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14, and each will be followed by a book signing. Visit the link above for information on tickets, local hotels, camping, and the program once it is finalized.

From the Fergus Festival and Games website:

Enjoy the best of Scotland… without the airfare.

Whether you’re coming by yourself or with the entire clan, there’s something for everyone! Celtic music, bagpipes & drums, heavy events, highland dancing, clans and heritage education, McKiddies center, Main field events, beer tent and vendors and so much more!

Plus the lovely Ladies of Lallybroch will be communing at the Fergus Festival and Games again this year!

Saturday, August 20, 2016 – GREELEY, CO

Talk, book signing, and dinner with Diana

Paid tickets are required for each part of the event.

THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! (The Webmistress checked the event’s website on June 22, 2016.)

Event Host:
High Plains Library District
Greeley, Colorado

Venue (talk and book signing):
The University of Northern Colorado Ballroom
2101 10th Avenue
Greeley, Colorado 80639

“What if your future was your past?” An event featuring Diana Gabaldon will be hosted by the High Plains Library District of Greeley, Colorado. It will include three parts:

  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.: A “clan gathering with Diana Gabaldon” (talk by Diana about her books) will be held. Sold out! Tickets for the talk are $5 per person and are general admission. (Limit of 2 tickets per purchase.) Before the event starts, attendees may enjoy free entertainment and purchase books written by Diana.
  • 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.: Limited book signing. Tickets to join the book signing line fare $5 per person. Sold out! (Limit of 2 tickets per purchase.) The host has not yet listed how many books may be signed per person in line. Since the time is limited to only two hours, the number of books your bring will no doubt be limited. At most signing events with Diana, attendees are limited to one or two books for signing due to the long lines.
  • Dinner with Diana Gabaldon. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner only are $150 per person. Sold out! (Limit of 10 tickets per purchase.) “Guests will enjoy an intimate dining experience with Diana featuring scotch tasting, authentic Scottish cuisine, entertainment, and more.” This is a fund raiser which will benefit the High Plains Library District Foundation. The dinner will be held at a separate venue: The Riverside Library and Cultural Center, 3700 Golden Street, Evans, CO 80620.

Ticket Purchasing Information

Tickets for all three parts of this event went on sale on June 1, 2016.

They will be available for purchase on line only and using PayPal at:


Click on the "Buy Tickets" link on the Library’s webpage.

Important Ticketing Information

Tickets will require purchase through your PayPal account. (Set up an account in advance if you don’t have one already!)

A valid email address is also required for ticket purchase.

In addition, the host states that tickets are non-refundable.

Keep in mind that events featuring Diana sell out quickly! Some events in the past have sold out in less than an hour! So please plan your on-line purchasing in advance to avoid disappointment.

Contact Information:

The webpage for this event is:


Plus the main phone number for the High Plains Library District is (888) 861-7323.

PRH Speakers Bureau

This event is being planned and coordinated by the event host and the speakers bureau of Penguin Random House, who publishes the U.S. editions of Diana Gabaldon’s books.

September, 2016

No public events or book signings are scheduled for this month.

October, 2016

October 21-23, 2016 (Fri.-Sun.) – SURREY, B.C., CANADA

Surrey International Writer’s Conference
Talks & Book Signings

Event website: http://www.siwc.ca/

Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

I will be an attending author professional at the 24th annual Surrey International Writer’s Conference, which will be held from October 20 through the 23, 2016:

The Surrey International Writers’ Conference is a workshop-based conference designed to make you a better writer and help you get published. If you’re already published, this is the place to hone your skills, learn more about markets and network for future sales.


Registration will open in June, 2016, and is required for attendance. Rates for attending the conference will be listed on their website.

Keep in mind that the conference sold out in 2015!

Information on making hotel reservations is also on their website, which should also be done early to guarantee your room.

November, 2016

No public events or book signings are scheduled for this month.

December, 2016

No public events or book signings are scheduled for this month.

No other appearances are scheduled and confirmed at this time. Please check this page periodically for updates.

General Information – Appearances

Please keep the following in mind:

  • PLEASE CHECK WITH THE HOSTING ORGANIZATION OR SPONSOR of an appearance or event OFTEN for the latest information, ticketing, venue changes, policies and updates! This list is provided as a convenience and my webmistress works hard to keep it current, but it may not always be perfectly up-to-date.
  • If you have questions about an appearance or need more details, please contact the host organization or sponsor listed, not myself or my staff. The hosts or sponsors do the event planning and have all the answers. Thanks!
  • Tickets may be free or require a fee which goes to the hosting organization or sponsor. Note that tickets for larger events may sell out very quickly once they become available.
  • I am always happy to sign and personalize your books at signing events. However, note that some events and venues may require a book purchase or have a limit on how many books you can bring from home for signing. Please check with the event host or sponsor.

Photo caption, top-right photo: Diana signing a book for a reader at Lady Chamberlain’s Bookshop during the 2012 Arizona Renaissance Festival. Photo by the Webmistress. More photos from this festival.

This page was last updated on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 3:37 a.m. (Pacific Time) by Diana’s Webmistress.

Please send email to Loretta, Diana’s Webmistress for questions or comments about this webpage.

To contact Diana by email, send your message to her at: dgabaldon@aol.com