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Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone


GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE (aka “BEES”) is the ninth book in my OUTLANDER series of novels which focus on Jamie Fraser and Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser. I am currently writing and doing the historical research for this new novel.

Where did the title come from? Talking to your bees is a very old Celtic custom (known in other parts of Europe, too) that made it to the Appalachians. You always tell the bees when someone is born, dies, comes or goes—because if you don’t keep them informed, they’ll fly away.

GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE follows WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, aka "MOBY," which was the eighth book in my OUTLANDER series.

Excerpts, aka "Daily Lines"

Egyptian-bee-hieroglyphAs I write, I will post links to passages of this new novel here on the right side of this page, and they are listed by temporary titles. The excerpts are also posted on my Facebook and Twitter accounts as "Daily Lines." As of February, 2018, I have released more than 30.

About reposting my excerpts, I’d appreciate it if you would not copy and post them yourself all over the web. Instead, please pass on just the links (URLs) to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks!

When Will Book 9 Be Finished?

I don’t know yet when I will finish Book Nine of the OUTLANDER series, but I hope to finish writing it by the end of the year (2018), though that is not definite. When I get close to finishing the book and a publication date is set, I will promptly post it here.

For more information on my writing process, see “Want to Watch Me Write?”



Artwork for the cover of this new novel has not yet been created.

The images above on this page show an ancient Egyptian amulet with a bee hieroglyph. Ancient Egyptians were the first documented beekeepers in human history, dating to 5,000 years ago.

Archaeological evidence of beekeeping goes back even further, to about 9,000 years ago!

This webpage was last updated on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 5:15 a.m. (PT) by Diana’s Webmistress. Note that this date does NOT refer to dates excerpts for this book are posted or edited. The date an individual excerpt is added or updated is listed on that individual excerpt’s webpage.