• “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.”
    —ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
  • “These books have to be word-of-mouth books because they're too weird to describe to anybody.”
    —Jackie Cantor, Diana's first editor

Appearances Updates:

2022-Edinburgh-Book-Festival-logoDiana will give a talk in person at the 2022 Edinburgh International Book Festival on August 23. In Scotland! She will discuss her books and the Starz Outlander TV show. This festival will feature over 400 authors and artists at 600 events, with many talks available via online streaming.

Tickets for those who wish to attend Diana’s talk in person at the festival will go on sale on Thursday, June 23, at 10 a.m. BST (Festival tickets sell out VERY quickly, say organizers). In the U.S.A., the local time that tickets go on sale will be 5:00 a.m. in New York (EDT), or 2:00 a.m. in Los Angeles (PDT). Online date and time converter for other time zones.

The Edinburgh Book Festival organizers strongly encourage you to visit the site and set up your free account there BEFORE June 23. Their website will be very busy on Thursday, and setting up a new account then will delay your ticket purchase. Click here to set up a free festival account.

If you don’t live near Edinburgh, pay what you can for a ticket to stream her talk live or later on demand from anywhere in the world. More information on Diana’s appearances webpage.

nycc-logo“Sing me a song… Diana will be travelling through the stones to celebrate all things Outlander at New York Comic Con (NYCC) on October 8 and 9, 2022!“

Please see Diana’s official appearances webpage for more information on NYCC, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and other events Diana is scheduled to attend.


Latest Excerpts From (Untitled) Book Ten

2022-04-17-HappyEaster-BookTenIf you have finished reading BEES, you may enjoy these excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from Book Ten:

    “Like Your Mother.” And Happy Birthday to Jamie! Released on May 1, 2022.

    “Milk and Baby-Shit.” Released on April 17, 2022.

    “A Bomb In The Hand…” Released on March 31, 2022.

    “Lead Balloon” was released on February 10, 2022.

These excerpts may contain SPOILERS for those who have not read BEES yet!

Book Ten (which doesn’t have a title yet) will be the tenth in my Outlander series of major novels which focus on Jamie and Claire.

Click here to visit my official Book Ten webpage for more information.


Shapes and Themes of My Outlander Novels

Want to know more about books? How I write them? Here are a few suggestions:

indian-speckled-cobra-wikipedia“The Shape of Things:” All my books have an internal geometric or natural shape that emerges in the course of the work, and once I’ve seen it, the writing goes much faster. (BEES is a snake!) Read more…

“One Word Speaks Volumes (Themes of the Novels):” Some intelligent NPR interviewer asked me one day whether I could sum up the book we were talking about in a single sentence—and I realized that in fact, I could summarize the theme of each book in a single word. Read more…

My Writer’s Corner (What I Do) Resource has links to many of my essays and webpages which describe my writing process and other information. More…


Season 6 of the Starz Outlander TV Series

Starz-Outlander-Season6-smallThe long-awaited premiere of Outlander Season Six was Sunday, March 6, 2022 at in the U.S.A. on the Starz cable network.

I consider this a good omen, because I began writing OUTLANDER on March 6, 1988. So I have great expectations for this season.

This season focussed on the events in A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES, the sixth major novel in my Outlander series which focuses on Jamie and Claire.

I think Season Six is the best season yet since Season One, which was very special because it was the first. As to what you’ll see, I leave you with three words:

Christie, Amoeba, and Brown.

The Starz home page for the Outlander TV series is:

https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/outlander/21796

Viewers in the U.S. may sign up for the series on the Starz page, or through your local cable or streaming network which provides Starz programming.

Viewers outside of the U.S.A., please contact your local cable and streaming sources to see if they carry the Outlander TV series.

Previous seasons (1-5) are also available on DVD and Blu-Ray.


BEES (Book 9) Was Released on Nov. 23, 2021

2021-04-15-BEES-PRH-US-coverGO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE was released on Tuesday, November 23 in the U.S.A.

BEES was released concurrently in editions for other countries including Canada, the U.K., and Germany. The German-language edition is the first version of BEES translated in a language other than English! Barbara Schnell is my excellent translator in Germany. For the many other international editions, the release is forthcoming.

Thank you for making BEES a NYT #1 and international bestseller!


As of November, 2021, more than 50 million of my books have been published in 38 languages and 114 countries around the world. Thank you, dear readers!


This is the only official website for Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the OUTLANDER series of major novels, the Lord John series, and other works.

This homepage was last updated on Wednesday, June, 2022 at 1:45 a.m. (Central Time) by Diana Gabaldon or Diana’s Webmistress.

When Will the Next Book Be Out?


Currently I am working on Book Ten (no title yet) in my 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.

Click here to visit my Book Ten webpage for current news and excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from this new novel.

Book Ten will follow GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE (nicknamed “BEES”), the ninth book in my OUTLANDER series of major novels featuring Jamie and Claire. BEES was first released on November 23, 2021.

I have plans for multiple projects after Book Ten such as a prequel novel about Jamie’s parents, and perhaps a book about Master Raymond. Plus I have a contemporary mystery, set in Phoenix, Arizona, on the back burner.

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.)

E-Newsletter

Would you like to receive periodic Outlandish Updates by e-mail, such as information about new Outlander and Lord John releases? Visit the sign-up page to start receiving free e-newsletters distributed by Random House (U.S.) More information…

TheLitForum.com

You may also join me in multiple current discussions about my books and short fiction on TheLitForum.com You’ll need to create your account (with a user name and password) to join in; just follow the instructions on the website. One you have your login created, click here to go to my Diana Gabaldon Forum directly. TheLitForum.com is a descendant of the discontinued Compuserve Lit Forum, which I’ve been a part of since the late 1980s (before Outlander was published).