• “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 FestI tell you what— 2014 is going to be NUTS. The new book (WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD) is coming out in June (June 10th—June 9th, in Germany <g>), and the Starz “Outlander” cable-tv series has no announced air-date yet, but is rumored to be out sometime in the summer.

I’ll be doing book tours in the U.S.A. and Canada immediately 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

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.


May, 2014

Saturday, May 10: ALBUQUERQUE

Alb-May2014Diana Gabaldon and George R.R. Martin
Inaugural event for “A Word With Writers” Lecture Series
Q & A, followed by book signing
7 p.m.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

KiMo Theater
421 Central Ave. N.W.
Albuquerque, N.M. 87102

Hosts: Bookworks and the Albuquerque Library Foundation

Diana will appear on stage with George R.R. Martin, author of The Game of Thrones, and many other popular works. A book signing will follow. Martin was the editor of the Dangerous Women and Songs of Love and Death anthologies, which included short fiction written by Diana.

Tickets for this event are required and are $7 for open seating, or $20 for seating in the first seven rows.

Click here to buy tickets online for this May 10 event from the KiMo Theater website. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the KiMo Theater ticket office.

Ticket sales will benefit benefit the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library Foundation.

More information:

Email: events@bkwrks.com
Phone: (505) 344-8139
Office hours and accessibility: Click here for general information about the Kimo Theatre.

June, 2014

Saturday, June 7: OUTLANDER Fan Retreat

MOBY-symbol**SOLD OUT!**
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (An “all-day event”)

Host: Random House Publishers

Seattle Center Fisher Pavillion
Seattle, Washington

Cost: $150 per person

This event is SOLD OUT (in only fifteen minutes after ticket sales went live).

Event Web Site: http://randomhouseevents.com/outlander

Random House, Diana’s publisher in the U.S.A., is sponsoring an Outlander Fan Retreat on June 7, 2014 in Seattle, Washington to celebrate the publication release of WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, aka “MOBY,” the eighth major novel in the OUTLANDER series. Diana will attend to sign early-release copies of the new book and meet with readers.

Tuesday, June 10: Publication Release of WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD

June 10, 2014 is the publication release date in the U.S.A. for WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, aka “MOBY,” book eight in the Outlander series. Published in the U.S.A. by Random House. Click to read my blog discussing the book’s release globally.

June 10, 2014: Release Party for MOBY

6 p.m. to ?? p.m.

MOBY official US coverVenue:
Arizona Biltmore Resort, Gold Room
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona

Host: The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

Click for event web page (Poisoned Pen).

Come and celebrate the release of WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD in the U.S. with me! This is the eighth major novel in the OUTLANDER series. The Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale is hosting this event, and I’ll be on hand to give a talk, sign the new book and meet with readers.

The main program is free. To obtain a place in the book signing line requires buying a copy of the book from the Poisoned Pen. For those coming from out of town, the Biltmore is offering special rates. These celebrations hosted by the Poisoned Pen for each of Diana’s major book releases are a lot of fun.

June-July 2014 Book Tours Information

Below are tour dates and appearances for the publication of WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD (“MOBY”) for the U.S. and Canada. Other international tour dates will be added to this list as soon as they are available. (Some other countries are not yet arranged, but I will also be touring Germany for sure. I will post the information as I get it!)

Note that many events require a ticket, i.e., you need to sign up in advance to attend. Please contact the listed host or sponsor of an event for tickets and the latest information.

Here is the current list of my MOBY tour dates:

Wednesday, June 11 – LOS ANGELES, CA

7:00 pm
Talk & Signing

Host: Vroman’s Bookstore

Pasadena Hilton, International Ballroom
(Just a few blocks south of Vroman’s)
168 South Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, California 91101

This is a ticketed event. Admission is $38.00 + tax and includes one ticket and one copy of WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD. The bookstore is now accepting paid reservations. Call (626) 449-5320 or click here to reserve your tickets. The event is general admission. (Note that the venue was changed to the Hilton in anticipation of a larger crowd.)

Click here for the latest information and updates about this event (on Vroman’s site).

Thursday, June 12 — SAN FRANCISCO, CA

7:00 pm
On-Stage Conversation & Signing

Host: Kepler’s Bookstore

Foothill College – Smithwick Theater
12345 El Monte Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Phone: (650) 324-4321

Tickets are $25 to $50 and are available now at Kepler’s or online at:


Information: orders@keplers.com

Friday, June 13 — SACRAMENTO, CA

6:00 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm)
Talk & Signing

Host: Sacramento Public Library

Venue (updated):
Crest Theatre
1013 K St
Sacramento, CA 95814

Sacramento Public Library’s Outlander series web page: http://www.saclibrary.org/outlander

The venue has the capacity for 975 attendees. This talk and Q&A with Diana Gabaldon is the culminating event in the Library’s Outlander programming series, “How Outlandish! which also featured events throughout the latter half of 2013.

A book signing will follow Diana’s presentation. Readers at the signing are limited to two items per person. Book sales are courtesy of Barnes & Noble.

Ticket Information: (Updated!)

Tickets are required and will be available beginning on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. (PDT).

Reserved seating is $25. Reserved tickets will be available through TheCrest.com. Click here for reserved seating tickets (available for purchase at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 18).

General seating is free, but tickets are required. Free tickets will be available at EventBrite.com. Click here for free general seating tickets (available at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 18).

A maximum of 6 tickets are allowed per order, says the library’s site. Please contact the library with special accommodation requests at (916) 264-2920 or send email to contact@saclibrary.org.

Contact Information: (Updated!)

Email: contact@saclibrary.org

Phone: (916) 264-2920

Tuesday, June 17 — PHILADELPHIA, PA

7:30 pm
Talk by Diana with Questions from the Audience, and a Book Signing

Host and Venue:
Free Library of Philadelphia
Montgomery Auditorium
1901 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: (215) 686-5322

Update: Tickets will be required. On March 30, the event’s website said:

“Due to the overwhelming response in advance of Diana Gabaldon’s upcoming appearance, and our space limitations, this event will be ticketed. Tickets will go on sale April 11th at 10:00 a.m.”

Click here for tickets or more information on the Library’s website.

Or send email to authorevents@freelibrary.org

Wednesday, June 18 — WASHINGTON, D.C.

6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Talk, Q & A, and Signing

Host and Venue:
National Press Club (NPC)
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045
(202) 662-7500

Note: Regular seats for this event in the main venue are sold out.

However, as of March 28, “remote viewing” seats to watch the event via video are available in the nearby Holeman Lounge adjacent to the Ballroom, where the discussion with Diana will be live-streamed to monitors, according to the event’s website. Attendees with a remote viewing ticket will still be able to participate in the book signing. Check the event web site for current details.

Event Information

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Diana will discuss her new book, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, which will be released a week before. A book signing with Diana will follow the discussion. Books must be purchased through the NPC. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.

This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute.

Event Information Website and Tickets:

Information contact: Nicole Hoffman, nhoffman@press.org

Thursday, June 19 — NEW YORK, NY

7:00 pm
Talk & Signing

Host and Venue:
Barnes & Noble Union Square #2675
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

Event web page: http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/82483

Note: As of March 30, 2013, no event details or ticketing information were listed on the store’s website.

Bookstore Phone: (212) 253-0810

Friday, June 20 – TORONTO, CANADA

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 6:00 p.m. You should arrive early, says the host’s site)

MOBY Talk & Signing

Venue and Host:
Toronto Reference Library
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
at the Toronto Public Library
789 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario

Click here for the event’s website.

This is a free, ticketed event. Tickets will be available beginning on May 23 at this site:


About obtaining tickets, the Library’s web site says:

“Free tickets become available four weeks before the event. As most events are free, it is our policy to overbook. In case of a full program, your reservation may not guarantee admission. Unclaimed reservations will be released to standby customers ten minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive early.”

A cash bar reception begins at 6:00 p.m. when the doors open.

Saturday, June 21 – LONDON (CANADA)

1:00 p.m.

Venue and Host:
Indigo Books
Chapters – South London
1037 Wellington Road
London, Ontario

This is a free event. (As of March 28, no event details are available on the event’s website, which says “STAY TUNED FOR FULL EVENT GUIDELINES.”) For more information please visit:


(Note that upcoming events are listed on the company’s store locator page.)
Or call (519) 685-1008 for more information.

Sunday, June 22 – BARRIE (CANADA)

1:00 p.m.

Venue and Host:
Indigo Books
Chapters – Barrie
76 Barrie View Drive
Barrie, Ontario

This is a free event. (As of March 28, no event details are available on the event’s website, which says “STAY TUNED FOR FULL EVENT GUIDELINES.”) For more information please visit:


(Note that upcoming events are listed on the company’s store locator page.)
Or call (705) 735-6735 for more information.

Monday, June 23 – OTTAWA (CANADA)

7:00 p.m.

Venue and Host:
Indigo Books
Chapters – Rideau
47 Rideau Street
Ottawa, Ontario

This is a free event. (As of March 28, no event details are available on the event’s website, which says “STAY TUNED FOR FULL EVENT GUIDELINES.”) For more information please visit:


(Note that upcoming events are listed on the company’s store locator page.)
Or call (613) 241-0073 for more information.

Tuesday, June 24 — DALLAS, TX

7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Talk & Signing

Host: Dallas Museum of Art – Arts & Letters Live

First United Methodist Church of Dallas
1928 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-1818

Event web page:
For information on this event and for a link to ticket purchasing, go to http://www.dma.org/programs/event/diana-gabaldon

Email: artsandletterslive@dma.org

Tickets went on sale for this event on December 9, 2013. Click here to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, June 25 — TEMPE, AZ

7:00 p.m.
Talk & Signing

Venue and Host:
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, Arizona 85283

Phone: (480) 730-0205

A ticket (which admits two) is free when you purchase WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD from the Changing Hands Bookstore. Seating and admission will be determined by “Letter groups” (printed on top of your ticket), which will be called at 6 p.m. to fill seats and designated standing room. If available, seating and standing room opens to those without tickets at 6:45 p.m.

More information: http://www.changinghands.com/event/gabaldon-jun14

Thursday, June 26 – CALGARY (CANADA)

6:00 p.m.
Author Event with Diana

Venue and Host:
Costco Wholesale
11588 Sarcee Trail NW
Calgary, Alberta

This is a free event, open to all Costco members.
For more information, please phone (403) 516-3701.

Friday, June 27 – VICTORIA (CANADA)

Author Talk with Diana

Host: Bolen’s Books

Alix Goolden Performance Hall
900 Johnson St.
Victoria, British Columbia

Tickets are $10 and available at Bolen Books, at the store’s front desk (the desk by the outside doors). Information on the event:


Phone: (250) 595-4232.

Tuesday, July 1 — SEATTLE, WA

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Talk & Signing

Host and Venue:
Third Place Books
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Phone: (206) 366-3333

Information from the event’s website:

Tickets are required. You receive your ticket with your purchase of WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD from Third Place Books. Each ticket gains entry for one person. Note that books and Tickets are available ONLINE ONLY.

Note that the initial order confirmation for book orders will not mention the ticket or the event with Diana. Yo will receive an email from the store’s Internet Department within 24 hours confirming your ticket.

To purchase MOBY and receive an event ticket and for the latest details, go to:

Wednesday, July 2 — PORTLAND, OR

7:30 pm
Talk & Signing

Host: Powell’s Books

Newmark Theatre
1111 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 248-4335

Powell’s Books, the host for this event, has notified Diana that this event is totally SOLD OUT, and no more tickets are available.

A representative from Powell’s Books said, “Our upcoming event with Diana (on July 2, 2014) has sold out completely. Needless to say, we’re quite thrilled and are very much looking forward to her event in July.” However, it is not noted on the event website that the event is sold out as of March 30.

The venue has seating for 900 persons.

Event web page:

The ticket price includes admission and a copy of WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD. Books will be distributed at the event, says the event website.

(This is the re-scheduled date from the original date of April 6, 2014. New tickets for July 2, 2014 are required as original tickets will not be honored. Refunds for the cancelled July 2 date are available at the original place of purchase. Online and phone orders were refunded automatically.)

Monday, July 7 – TRAVERSE CITY, MI

7:00 pm-9:30 pm
An Evening in Conversation with Diana Gabaldon

Host: The National Writers Series,
in partnership with the National Cherry Festival

City Opera House
106 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684

Bookseller: Horizon Books

Tickets to this event range from $30 (general admission) to $100 (premium reserved seating) plus optional book purchase, and will be available for sale first to “NWS Friends” from February 6 – April 30, and to the general public on May 1, 2014.

Event Link and Tickets:

August, 2014

August 29 – September 1: DragonCon

DragonCon Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Hyatt Regency Atlanta (and other nearby hotels)
Atlanta Georgia

I *may* go to DragonCon in Atlanta, depending on how my schedule develops between now and then. (Not confirmed yet.)

Other appearances for 2014 will be listed here as soon as they are arranged and confirmed. Thanks!

Free Bookplates or Ordering Signed Books By Mail or Email:

If you would like signed copies of my books and can’t attend one of my public appearances:

  • Click here for information on obtaining free signed bookplates from me by mail, or
  • You may order signed and personalized copies of my books online for yourself or as gifts from The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale. I stop by every week or two to sign books that have been ordered. The Pen ships my books around the world. Click here for more information on ordering signed books from the Poisoned Pen.

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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