A Note From Diana About The Pen
The Poisoned Pen is my local independent bookshop. They carry all of my books, in all formats (hardcover, trade paperback, mass-market paperback, audiobook, U.S. and U.K. editions, plus some miscellaneous foreign-language editions), all the time. And the Pen ships anywhere in the world. <g>
I normally go by the store a couple of times a month, both to buy books for reading (it’s a great store; mysteries are their specialty, but they carry a number of other things, and have a specialty in signed first editions, too), and to sign my books that people have ordered.
The latest news from the Pen’s friendly staff is included below!
News From The Poisoned Pen
From Barbara Peters of The Poisoned Pen Bookstore:
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOAQUIN MURIETA, THE CELEBRATED MEXICAN BANDIT, cannot be signed by its author, because he died in 1867. However, we do sell new copies of this edition signed by Diana Gabaldon, who has written a compelling Foreword that I recommend to all—her discussion of what being called “Mexican” as well as considerations about the outlaw hero are two components.
T. Jefferson Parker fans will be familiar with Joaquín Murieta and his famous head in a bottle. You may even be familiar with the thought that this novel based on a real life bandit-hero “inspired the creation of Zorro, the Lone Ranger, and Batman” although I’m not sure about Batman. Still… Murieta operated in California during the Gold Rush when incoming white boomers murdered his family and pushed him off his land. Murieta organized a band of more than 2000 outlaws to strike back, robbing, rustling, and murdering with the goal of taking back California…. Ridge’s book is both “the first novel written by a Native American (Cherokee) and the first novel published in California.” And it’s still a rousing adventure read. Hsuan L. Hsu supplies a detailed Introduction presenting both period and publishing history with footnotes and a useful Suggestions for Further Reading section. This new edition features some rewritings including THE CURSE OF CAPISTRANO, aka THE MARK OF ZORRO. At a time when conversations ring about identity, Ridge and Gabaldon speak powerfully to us.
Click here to order your copy of THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOAQUIN MURIETA: THE CELEBRATED MEXICAN BANDIT from the Poisoned Pen, signed by Diana Gabaldon! Each copy is $17 each, plus postage. The Pen ships anywhere in the world. There is no additional charge for Diana’s signature.
VOYAGER: 25th Anniversary Celebration!
On October 23, 2018, Penguin Random House will release a beautiful, new, lavishly produced edition of VOYAGER, on the 25th anniversary of its first publication. It is Diana’s third major novel in the OUTLANDER series of novels.
The Poisoned Pen bookstore will host a special event on Sunday, October 28 in Scottsdale, Arizona, to celebrate VOYAGER’s 25th anniversary, featuring Diana Gabaldon! The program will include a talk by Diana and a book signing with her. See Diana’s official Appearances page for details.
Signed OUTLANDER and LORD JOHN Books Always Available
Need a gift for someone who loves the OUTLANDER series? Or one for yourself? How about a new copy of one of Diana Gabaldon’s books that has been signed by her! New, signed copies of Diana’s major OUTLANDER novels, the Lord John series, multi-author anthologies featuring short fiction by Diana, and both volumes of the OUTLANDISH COMPANION (U.S.A. editions) are available from the Poisoned Pen! Some international editions by publishers in other countries and langauges may also be available from the Pen.
Click here to view/order copies of new books written by Diana on the Poisoned Pen’s online bookstore, including signed books.
Or you may call or send email to the Pen to inquire about or order a specific book. See the Pen’s telephone and email contact information below. If you are visiting the Phoenix, Arizona, area, please drop by the Pen to shop!
If you want your new books to be signed by Diana, be sure that the “signed” option is indicated during the Pen’s online check-out procedure, or specify you would like it signed if ordering by telephone or email. Personalizations, such as “To Janet,” are an available option on some books and merchandise.
We are sorry, but Diana’s regular visits to sign Poisoned Pen orders and Outlander items in stock are not open to the public.
Contacting The Pen Staff
Please contact the Pen’s staff if you have a question, request, or need more information:
Poisoned Pen’s Web Store: http://store.poisonedpen.com
Poisoned Pen’s Home Page: http://poisonedpen.com
Main: (480) 947-2974
Toll free: (888) 560-9919
FAX: (480) 945-1023
Street and Mailing Address:
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N. Goldwater Blvd. Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Worldwide Shipping Available
Worldwide shipping is available on all orders! International shipping rates and procedures will apply. Contact the Poisoned Pen staff (see above) if you need more information.
Book Release Parties With Diana
When a new book by Diana is released in the U.S.A., the Poisoned Pen often hosts a book release celebration in the Phoenix, Arizona area, which includes a talk by Diana and book signing afterward. These events are announced and listed here and on Diana’s official Appearances page when planned, as well as on the Poisoned Pen’s website.
Photo credits: At the top of the page, Diana signs pre-ordered copies of WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD at the Poisoned Pen in June, 2014. Photo courtesy of Barbara Peters.
This page was last updated on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.(Pacific Time) by Diana’s Webmistress.