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 had its broadcast cable premiere on August 9.
My U.S. and Canada book tours for WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD occurred in June and July. I’ve been invited to come and do a book tour in Germany, 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 official book 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. There are a couple of other gigs scheduled, and some promotional things for Starz, but I can’t talk about some of those just yet.
It’s going to be busy! But I look forward to seeing a lot of you, here, there, and everywhere!
October 24-26; Writers’ Conference – SURREY
Panels, talks and a book signing.
Venue for the conference and all events:
The Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
The Surrey International Writers’ Conference, held every October in British Columbia, offers keynote author speeches, workshops, master classes, pitch sessions, a trade show, author signing events, and other activities for aspiring authors.
Diana’s activities listed so far on the Conference webpages are:
- “Bestseller Blether,” a panel at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25. Moderated by Donald Maass. Panel members are Diana Gabaldon, Susanna Kearsly, Michael Slade, and Chevy Stevens.
- On Sunday, October 26, at 11:00 a.m. Diana will be the presenter at the “How To Read Like A Writer” conference workshop.
Be sure to check the final conference schedule if you attend for Diana’s final list of panels, talks, and workshops.
Conference registration costs range from $200 to $650 (Canadian dollars), plus fees for each master class that an attendee wishes to attend.
Wednesday, Nov. 12 – VANCOUVER, WA
Annual Authors & Illustrators Dinner, and Silent Auction.
The main dinner event and Silent Auction will begin at 5:00 p.m.
Dinner to be served beginning at 7:00 p.m.
A book signing will follow Diana’s keynote.
A separate, limited Private Reception with Diana will also be held. (Time to be announced.)
Tickets are required for the Dinner/Auction event and the separate private reception. (See below.)
900-950 persons for the main event. Open to the public.
The Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation (FVRLF)
Vancouver Hilton Hotel
301 West 6th Street
Vancouver, Washington 98660
From the event’s website:
"The FVRL Foundation is very proud to present Diana Gabaldon, the New York Times best-selling author of the wildly popular OUTLANDER novels, as the featured speaker of the 2014 Authors & Illustrators Dinner. Please join us for an evening of fine dining, one-of-a-kind silent auction items, and a special presentation by this incredible speaker."
Tickets – Information
Proceeds from the Authors & Illustrators Dinner and Silent Auction will be used to support Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) District’s programs and services.
Tickets to the Authors & Illustrators Dinner and Silent Auction are $75 each, and tables for groups of ten (10) persons are available for $750. (Dinner menu to be announced.)
A limited number of tickets are available for a separate Private Reception with Diana. The cost is $50 per person, or $500 for a group of ten persons. (Note that a separate ticket purchase is required for the reception!) Preference will be given to those who also purchase tickets to the Authors & Illustrators Dinner event.
All tickets are non-refundable; however, tickets may transferred to another person’s name.
Tickets for both the dinner/auction event and reception may be purchased by clicking on the TICKETS link on the the Library Foundation’s website: http://www.fvrlf.org
Or call the FVRL Foundation to purchase tickets at (360) 906-4700.
Names of paid ticket holders will be added to an entry list at the door. The event’s website states that NO physical tickets will be issued.
For more information about the Authors & Illustrators Dinner and reception:
- Contact Christine Perry. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (360) 906-4704.
- Call the FVRL Foundation at (360) 906-4700.
- Send email to the Foundation Office at email@example.com
- Visit the Library Foundation’s website:www.fvrlf.org
- Or visit the Foundation’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/FVRLFoundation
"The Foundation is a non-profit organization created in 1991 to fund the continued development and enhancement of quality library services in the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District."
Saturday, Nov. 15 – WESTERVILLE, OH
“Meet Diana Gabaldon” Reception: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
“Author Event: Diana Gabaldon” – Talk & Signing: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Tickets are required. See below.
Host/Sponsor: Westerville Public Library
Venue for Author Event at 7:30 p.m.:
Westerville Central High School
7118 Mt. Royal Ave
Westerville, Ohio 43082
Note that on the Westerville Library events webpages, there are TWO events listed with Diana Gabaldon on November 15:
- “Meet Diana Gabaldon:” This event is a paid reception, which will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Westerville Library Foundation. This reception is SOLD OUT. (Those who bought tickets to the paid event also have entry to the free Author Event.)
- The “Author Event: Diana Gabaldon” includes a FREE talk by Diana beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will be a book signing with Diana after her talk. Tickets for this free event will be made available beginning October 6 at 9:00 a.m., and will probably go VERY quickly! Click to go to the tickets registration page. More information is below.
Author Event: Talk & Book Signing Tickets
Diana’s talk begins at 7:30 p.m. A book signing, where Diana will sign and personalize your book(s), will follow her talk.
For the signing after Diana’s talk, copies of Diana’s books will be for sale by the Westerville Library Foundation, but attendees are also welcome to bring their own copies of her novels.
Again, free registration for the Author Event (Diana’s talk and book signing) opens October 6 at 9:00 a.m. Click to go to the registration page for free tickets. If you go to this registration webpage before tickets are released, you will just see information. You must go back to the tickets registration page after 9 a.m. on October 6 to actually reserve your ticket.
NOTE THAT THESE FREE TICKETS TO THE FREE TALK AND SIGNING WITH DIANA WILL PROBABLY GO QUICKLY! Please plan accordingly!
Here are details about the free tickets to Diana’s talk and signing (“Author Event”), according to the library’s event registration page:
“Free registration for presentation opens October 6 at 9am. You will be required to show either a printed email confirmation, ticket or your confirmation on your mobile device for admission.
“If you choose to register at the library’s “Ask Here” desk in Adult Services, you will be given a ticket.”
Event Contacts and Information
Events Information: http://www.westervillelibrary.org/events
For questions, send email to the Library’s Program Office or call (614) 882-7277, extension 2103.
Webmistress’s FYI: The paid reception sold out in only ten minutes, says the event host. Those reception tickets were apparently offered before I knew about their release, and before the free tickets to Diana’s talk, which will be distributed on October 6. Please contact the Library’s Program Office number above for any questions about the events or tickets. Thanks!
Saturday, Dec. 6 – DAVENPORT, IOWA
Talk & Signing
Talk begins at 7:15 p.m.
Convention memberships are required. (See below.)
Event: Thru The Stones – Quad Cities (Outlander Fan Convention)
Sponsor: Parkside Treasure House, Orion, Illinois
136 E. Third Street
“Thru The Stones” is a convention for readers and fans of Diana’s Outlander series, especially those living in the Quad Cities area. The event website says lots of activities are planned including classes, seminars, Scottish-themed activities, etc.
Diana will attend on the convention on December 6. Planned is a Scottish-themed dinner with Diana. She will also give a talk beginning at 7:15 p.m. followed by a book signing. Attendees may pose for a photo with Diana during the book signing.
Tickets (convention memberships) go on sale on August 22, 2014, and the event’s website says they will be $235 per person.
Convention website: http://www.thruthestones.com/
Ticket/Membership Information: http://www.thruthestones.com/Tickets.html
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thruthestones
January through March, 2015
No appearances have been listed yet for these three months. Please check back often for updates.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 – BOWLING GREEN, KY
Presentation with Q&A; Book signing
Presentation with Q & A: 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Book signing: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Tickets are required. (See below.)
Knicely Conference Center – WKU South Campus
654 Campbell Lane
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Note: For Internet/GPS mapping enter this address:
2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Ticket information: To be announced.
The Southern Kentucky Book Festival is “one of the state’s largest literary events. Held annually in April, the Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages who welcome the occasion to meet their favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books.”
The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership consists of Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries. These entities collaborate throughout the year on a variety of literary events designed to fulfill the mission of the partnership: to encourage reading and the love of books, and to be a positive force in promoting literacy in the region and state.
Additional appearances by Diana for 2014 and 2015 will be listed here as soon as they are arranged and confirmed. Thanks!
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, October 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. (PDT).
Please notify Diana’s webmistress, of any errors on this page.