• “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

December 12, 2021


2021-12-Diana-Pen-BEESTo the readers: THANK YOU!!!!

(I modestly note that we are also presently #1 on USAToday’s Bestseller List, the Indie Booksellers List, and several other American ones I’ve forgotten in the excitement—oh, and Bookscan. Also (to date), we are #1 in New Zealand, Germany, Austria and Switzerland (“sweeping the entire German-speaking population of the world!” as the German publisher emailed me).


At right, I am with copies of BEES that I have been signing since its release at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore.

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

GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE was released on Tuesday, November 23 in the U.S.A.! It was released concurrently in editions for other countries including Canada, the U.K., and Germany. For the many other international editions, the release will forthcoming. General information about Global Publishing Dates.

Visit my GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE webpage for links to order your copy of BEES, if you wish, and to read excerpts (samples) from my new novel.

New!The pull-down purchasing menus on my BEES webpage have been updated with more suggested vendors, including those in the U.S.A., as well as international purchasing links for Canada, the U.K., and Germany (German-language edition).

The German-language edition is the first version of BEES translated in a language other than English! Barbara Schnell is Diana’s excellent translator for this edition.

Newest Excerpts From BEES

Have you read these newer excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE? Note that excerpts may have minor spoilers:

    “Claire Does What She Does” from Saturday, October 22, 2021.

    “Jesuit Bark” from Saturday, October 1, 2021.

To read ALL of the BEES excerpts that Diana has released so far, go to:


They are listed on the right of the webpage by temporary title, starting with the oldest one, “Brindle.” (The temporary titles give you an idea of what excerpts are about, and are not used in the book.) The newest excerpt is at the bottom of the list and titled “Claire Does What She Does.” There are a lot of excerpts (“Daily Lines”) to enjoy, around a hundred of them.

New! Season Six To Premiere on March 6, 2022

season-six-balfe-heughan-cropThe long-awaited premiere of Outlander Season Six will be Sunday, March 6, 2022. I consider this a good omen, because I began writing OUTLANDER on March 6, 1988. So I have great expectations for this season.

The new season kicks off with a special 90-minute episode, and will pick up not long after events in the Season Five finale, which as you may remember were kind of traumatic. 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

Diana made this announcement during the virtual ‘Outlander Celebration With Diana Gabaldon’ on November 22, an event organized by Random House Publishing to launch the publication and release of GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE.

Interview with Diana on Good Morning America

Monday, November 22, 2021

“This book [BEES] is shaped like a snake,” said Diana in an interview on Good Morning America. And she saids it “starts from the tail.” She discusses her newest book and also the Starz Outlander tv show. Watch the replay of this GMA interview at:


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 Sunday, December 26, 2021 at 9:00 p.m. (Central Time) by Diana Gabaldon or Diana’s Webmistress.

When Will the Next Book Be Out?

GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE (nicknamed “BEES”) is my next book to be published and is the ninth book in my OUTLANDER series of major novels featuring Jamie and Claire.

The publication date for GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE in first-edition hardcover and electronic versions is November 23, 2021.

Current information about BEES is posted on my official BEES webpage, which has links to sample excerpts (aka “Daily Lines”) from this new book.

BEES follows 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, I will be working on 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, 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.

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