• “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

Season 5 Debuted on Sunday, February 16!

Adzo-Sam-smJamie Fraser must fight to protect those he loves, as well as the home he has established alongside his wife, Claire Fraser, their family, and the settlers of Fraser’s Ridge.

Season 5 of the STARZ Outlander TV series debuted with episode one on Sunday, February 16 (in the U.S.A. and some other countries).

Season 5 follows events in THE FIERY CROSS, my fifth major novel in the Outlander series.

Image at right, Jamie (Sam Heughan) with Adso, a new Outlander cast member in Season 5.

Newest Excerpts (“Daily Lines”) From BEES

2019-03-25-DGabaldon-cropHave you read my latest Excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from GO TELL THE BEES THAT I HAVE GONE? Here are the most recent:

     “Forensics and Shopping”

     “Piety,” in celebration of the First Sunday of Advent on December 1, 2019.

     “The Baby”

     “The Letter J,” in honor of Claire’s birthday.

     Three separate short excerpts from BEES together in one webpage.

     My blog entry, “BEES Workmanship Example,” from September 2 has a new excerpt in it, and gives an idea of how I edit my writing as I work.

     “Cooking Tomatoes”

     “Last Music”


Note that BEES does not have a publication date set yet! I am working hard doing the writing and research for BEES and hope to finish writing it by the end of this year (2019). After I finish it, then my publishers will decide upon release dates, likely in 2020. Thanks!

On March, 2019, I released a (tentative) list of chapter titles for BEES.

For more information about my progress on BEES, and to access all excerpts (Daily Lines) released so far, visit my official BEES webpage at:


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Getting Closer…

Egyptian-bee-hieroglyphAs I’ve posted here and on social media, I am getting close to finishing writing and research for BEES, but no, I don’t have a specific date. Soon.

After I have completed the BEES manuscript, a lot of things have to happen with my publishers before it is printed, released, and on the bookshelves for you to buy. Read more about this at:

Brief Explanation Of How Publishing Works, my blog entry from January 5, 2020.

What “Finished” Means To An Author, my blog entry from August 3, 2015, which also has a flow chart of the multiple steps necessary to publish a book once the manuscript is completed.

Where in The World Is Diana Gabaldon?

Image of Diana Gabaldon at the 2018 Paris Book Festival.My schedule of upcoming public events is always available on my official Appearances webpage at:


Or click on the Appearances tab/menu above on my website’s main menu of choices.

My Appearances page is updated regularly, but at irregular intervals as events are confirmed. Some events sell out quickly, so please check frequently for updates.

Image of me signing books at the 2018 Paris Book Festival in Paris, France.

My Writing Process

If you’re interested in my writing process, check out my blog entry titled, “Want to Watch Me Write?” from September, 2016…

Signed Books From The Poisoned Pen

The Poisoned Pen bookstore sells new copies of my books, signed by me, and they ship anywhere in the world! There is no extra charge for my signature.

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My Methadone List

Looking for something to read until GO TELL THE BEES THAT I HAVE GONE is released? Check out my suggestions of books that I recommend by other authors in my Methadone List.

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When Will the Next Book Be Out?

GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE (nicknamed “BEES”) will be my next book, the ninth book in my OUTLANDER series of major novels. It will probably be published some time in 2020.

Current information about BEES is posted on my official BEES webpage, where you may access sample excerpts or “Daily Lines”, also.

BEES will follow WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, aka “MOBY,” the eighth novel in my OUTLANDER series, which was first published in the U.S.A. in 2014.

Book Ten

After BEES is published, I will write Book Ten (no title yet), which will be the last book in the OUTLANDER series of major novels that focus on Jamie and Claire. Book Ten will be another Large Novel, so it will take some time (several years at least) to complete.

And I have plans for other projects after Book Ten! Stay tuned…

Follow Diana Online

There are several ways to connect with me online. Besides adding new blogs and information to these webpages, I regularly post entries and communicate with readers on my official Facebook and Twitter pages. For videos, visit my YouTube page. An RSS feed is available for web page updates. (Clickable icons are below.)


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