Seasons 7 & 8… and a Prequel!
So…. we got news!
OUTLANDER, SEASON 8 is greenlit!
so is the OUTLANDER PREQUEL (BLOOD OF MY BLOOD)!
Let there be rejoicing!!!
Read more in my latest blog entry, also at right.
January 11, 2023
What do you-all do when a new birthday looms—or stretches out enticingly before you, like a friendly dog wanting a belly-rub? Look back? Look forward? Or just sit quietly and enjoy the moment?
I’m inclined to the last option there. I try to take a few deliberate minutes, to sit in my office in the depths of the night and Just Be. Whatever I am now, I won’t be again. On the other hand, what I am now, and what I’ve been every day since I was conceived, will go on with me in some form.
Latest Excerpts – Book Ten:
If you have finished reading BEES, you may enjoy these excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from Book Ten in my Outlander series of novels, which I am working on now:
JANUARY 11, 2023, with reflections on birthdays. Released on January 11, 2023.
“Sir.” Released on October 31, 2022.
“Dill Pickles and Buttermilk,” Released on September 17, 2022.
“Uncle William.” Released on July 16, 2022.
“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.
BEES (Book 9) Was Released on Nov. 23, 2021
At right: Pam Spurr and her signed copy of BEES, a Christmas 2021 gift from a friend. Pam has been an avid reader of my Outlander series since the 1990s.
BEES was released concurrently in editions for other countries including Canada, the U.K., and Germany (German-language edition, translated by Barbara Schnell).
For the many other international editions, the publication dates will depend upon the time needed to translate BEES into other languages as well as publication schedules of publishers in different countries and publishing regions. Each international publisher sets their own timetables and release dates. Translating my books into another language often requires at least a year, not including typesetting and printing.
Thank you for making BEES a NYT #1 and international bestseller!
Shapes and Themes of My Outlander Novels
Want to know more about my books? How I write them? Here are a few of my blogs and webpages to explore:
“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…
Season 6 of the Starz Outlander TV Series
The long-awaited premiere of Outlander Season Six was Sunday, March 6, 2022 at in the U.S.A. on the Starz cable network. I considered this a good omen, because I began writing OUTLANDER on March 6, 1988.
All of season 6 has aired in the U.S.A. It 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:
Season 7 of the Outlander TV show is currently in production and will have sixteen episodes, with a premiere in the summer of 2023. Season 8 has been greenlit by Starz. It will have ten episodes, and be the conclusion of the TV series.
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!
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