I tell you what— 2014 is going to be NUTS. The new book (WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD) was released in early June (June 10th in the U.S.A. and Canada—June 9th, in Germany <g>), and the Starz “Outlander” cable-TV series will premiere on August 9.
I am busy doing book tours in the U.S.A. and Canada now following the launch on June 10th. (Dates confirmed so far are listed below.) I’ve been invited to come and do a tour in Germany as well, but my understanding is that the German publisher would like to wait until the TV series airs there, so as to publicize both the book and the show— so no specific dates set yet.
I have no information at the moment on tours for the U.K., Australia and New Zealand— but I have done tours in those places before, <g> so we’ll just have to wait and see what the U.K. publisher (which would be in charge of all three publishing territories) has to say about it.
NB: I don’t set the itinerary for a book-tour. The publisher(s) does/do this, after consultation with their sales reps, main accounts, and New York Times-reporting bookstores.
NB 2: The book-tour dates don’t mean those are the only places I’ll be going. Those are just the only places I’m going on the official book-tour. I go to a lot of places for single events, conventions, etc., through the year. For example, I think I’m going to San Diego Comic Con, and I also am intending to go to DragonCon in 2014. There are a couple of other gigs scheduled, and some promotional things for Starz, but I can’t talk about those just yet.
It’s going to be busy! But I look forward to seeing a lot of you, here, there, and everywhere!
General Information – Appearances
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APPEARANCES IN 2014
Diana’s main book tour in the U.S. for WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD occurred between June 10 and July 17, 2014.
Information on future appearances and international book tours will be posted when confirmed.
Friday, July 25 – COMIC CON – SAN DIEGO, CA
Special Red-Carpet Premiere of the Outlander TV Series
Panel Discussion and Viewing of First Episode
San Diego Comic Con
San Diego Comic Con
San Diego Convention Center
(Specific venue information to be announced.)
If you already purchased your entry badge to attend the mammoth San Diego Comic Con this year, you have a chance to attend the red-carpet premiere of the new Outlander TV Series!
If you haven’t purchased your badge for Comic Con, unfortunately they are sold out.
Click here for Diana’s blog about Comic-Con events. It details where she will be and when. (Note that Diana cannot answer your questions about the Comic-Con schedule, such as when and where drawings will be held for tickets to events that feature her or other Outlander crew and cast. Please ask the help desk at the convention!)
The Comic-Con Outlander Series Premiere
The red-carpet premiere at the San Diego Comic-Con will include a viewing of the first episode of the Outlander TV series, and a panel discussion with author Diana and members of the cast and crew including Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore; cast members Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Caitriona Balfe (Claire Beauchamp Randall), Tobias Menzies (Frank Randall/Black Jack Randall), Graham McTavish (Dougal McKenzie) and Lotte Verbeek (Geillis Duncan).
Wow! This will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for Outlander fans!
Again, for other Outlander events at Comic-Con, see Diana’s blog from July 16 about Comic Con events. Be sure to refer to Comic-Con’s help desk, announcements and convention materials for any room changes or other updates.
Note: Diana regrets that she will not be going to Dragoncon after all from August 29 through September 1, due to other scheduling obligations.
Other appearances for 2014 will be listed here as soon as they are arranged and confirmed. Thanks!
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.
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