• “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

BEES Nominated for Goodreads Choice Award!

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I’m very chuffed to discover that GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE has been nominated for a GoodReads Choice Award in the Historical Fiction category!

Should you feel inclined to vote for BEES (or any of the other Very Worthy books nominated), here’s the link:

https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-historical-fiction-books-2022

There are two rounds of voting; the present one (opening round) runs from Nov. 15th through November 27th.

If you don’t have an account on Goodreads yet, you will need to set one up before you can vote. It is easy and free. You can set up an account using your email address and deciding upon a unique password (the method which my Webmistress highly recommends, especially for those who don’t do social media).

Or you can create an account and sign in using your credentials from social media accounts or google.

Goodreads is a great online book community, where you can share reviews, hang out with other readers and authors virtually, and explore new or existing book titles and authors. Fun, informative, and free!


Latest Excerpts From Book Ten (Untitled):

2022-04-17-HappyEaster-BookTenIf 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:

    “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

2021-12-25-Pam-BeesGO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE, book nine in my Outlander series of major novels, was released on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in the U.S.A. and other publishing areas.

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:

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 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:

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

Season 7 of the Outlander TV show is currently in production. No premiere date has been announced yet by Starz and Sony.


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, November 23, 2022 at 10:00 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).