• “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

San Miguel Writers’ Conference on Feb. 13!

Diana will be a keynote speaker at the San Miguel Writers’ Conference in an online (virtual) event on February 13, 2021, followed by a question-and-answer session with her. See her Appearances Webpage for more information on how to participate!

When Will Book Nine (BEES) Be Published?

2020-04-DianaGabaldon-masksDear Readers, I am getting close to finishing the writing of and research for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE, Book Nine of my Outlander series.

After I have finished writing BEES, a lot of further work has to be done (by my publishers and I) before BEES will be on the bookshelves for you to buy, such as editing, typesetting, creation of a cover, etc. The publishers will determine the final release date.

The BEES Publication Date Won’t Be A Secret!

I’m so glad that many of you are looking forward to this book being published. Be assured as soon as a U.S. publication date is known, it will be prominently posted here on my official homepage and on my official BEES webpage! The releases for international editions will be either on the same date or after the U.S. edition is published.

Please check back on this website periodically for news. Thanks!

Read more:

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.

Latest 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, listed by the excerpt’s temporary title:

     “Mystery Meat,” released on November 25, 2020.

     “Destiny,” released on November 20, 2020.

     “Bless the Bees,” released on October 20, 2020.

     “The White Sow,” released on October 12, 2020.

     “Houses,” released on September 29, 2020.

     “Captured,” released on September 20, 2020.

     “Conservation of Mass,” released on September 5, 2020.

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

For more information at any time about my progress on BEES, and to access excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) released so far, please visit my official BEES webpage at:


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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.

And, of course, the Novel Coronavirus situation has affected my appearances in 2020, since events have been cancelled or converted to online versions.

At right: Photo 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…

And check out my Writer’s Corner (What I Do) webpages, which are always accessible under the Resources tab on this website.

Signed Books From The Poisoned Pen

Would you like a copy of one of my books, autographed by me? 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.

Click here for more information.

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.

Masks image: The large mask next to me is actually a contemporary piece—it’s a bronze by an artist named Hib Sabin, and is called “Raven Mask (Large).” We’ve always called it the Plague Doctor, though, for obvious reasons…

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. All first-person text was written by Diana Gabaldon. Text with a third-person voice was (usually) added by Diana’s Webmistress.

This homepage was last updated on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 8:50 a.m. (Central Time) by Diana Herself or Diana’s Webmistress.

For comments about these webpages or to report difficulty viewing them, send an email to Diana’s Webmistress.

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 multiple projects after Book Ten…

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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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).