• “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.



April, 2016

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

May, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016 – SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Public book signing with Diana and author K.C. Dyer (FINDING FRASER)

finding-fraserBook signing begins at 7 p.m. (Come a little early to get your place in line!)

Host and Venue:
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

A new trade paperback version of FINDING FRASER by K.C. Dyer will be published in early May. This delightful novel is inspired by Diana’s OUTLANDER series of books, and especially by the character of Jamie Fraser.

Come and celebrate the new release at a Poisoned Pen book signing event for Ms. Dyer, hosted by Diana Gabaldon! Both authors will be on hand to sign your copy of FINDING FRASER in person!

If attending the book signing, you may pre-order a copy of the book from the Pen’s online store and pick it up at the signing. Or call the Pen to pre-order. Purchasing by pre-order guarantees your copy.

Or you may purchase your copy of the book at the event, while the supply lasts.

Please do not bring ANY personal copies of books purchased elsewhere to this event for signing. However, Diana will be happy to sign any of the books she has written which are purchased at the signing event (or pre-ordered on the Pen’s online store) along with FINDING FRASER.

Plan to come early to get your place in line, in case a lot of readers attend! Lines are typically long at Diana’s signings.

Signed Copies Available Online!

If you can’t attend the book signing event, you may pre-order a copy of the FINDING FRASER (signed by both authors) from the Pen’s online store! Or order it after May 5, while supplies last. Global shipping is available.

Shipping of all copies ordered online or by phone will begin on May 6.

Dual Signatures Available For A Limited Time!

A limited number of FINDING FRASER signed by both authors will be available. This includes those sold as pre-orders, books purchased at the signing event and all remaining copies purchased after May 5 from the Pen in person or by mail.

In other words, once the Pen’s stock of FINDING FRASER, signed by both Ms. Dyer and Diana, are sold, Diana will not be signing more copies of FINDING FRASER in the future.

More information:

The staff at the Poisoned Pen is happy to answer your questions by phone or email:

Email: sales@poisonedpen.com
Phone: (480) 947-2974
Toll free (U.S.A.): (888) 560-9919

Poisoned Pen’s main website (blogs, events, etc.): http://poisonedpen.com

Poisoned Pen’s Online Store: http://store.poisonedpen.com

June, 2016

No public events or book signings are confirmed for this month. Stay tuned! Exciting news coming. (Please ignore earlier June posting for now.)

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!

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 Monday, April 25, 2016, at 2:45 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