• “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


2012 AZ Ren Fest

I always enjoy meeting you guys, but I’m (still!) trying as hard as possible—with mixed results—NOT to travel much, so that I can stay home and finish the editing and publishing process for BEES, which will be published on November 23, 2021. Appearances and possible book tour dates for this new book will be posted here when known.

Plus there’s the pandemic which has kept us all home… hopefully we will soon be getting out more.

If you have questions about—or problems with—obtaining tickets for an event, please contact the listed host organization of the event. All ticket sales are handled by event organizers and their ticket brokers.



P.S.: Since in-person book signing events are non-existent right now, if you wish to obtain a book signed by me, the Poisoned Pen bookstore sells new copies of all of my currently available U.S. editions online. You pay the list price of the new book and shipping; there is no charge for my signature.

Click on the link below to visit my dedicated page on the Poisoned Pen’s store website:


Or click here for more information about buying new, signed books from the Pen in my web Resources.

July, 2021

No official in-person appearances confirmed at this time.

July 16 – July 31, 2021 – “Replay Party:” 2020 NACHS Tea

Experience a “replay” (online video) of the virtual 2020 tea featuring Diana Gabaldon, hosted by the Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society

Cost: Donation of $10 (Proceeds benefit NACHS)

Event Venue:
Your Home or Other Place You Choose
(You will receive a link to access and view the video whenever you wish by July 31, 2021.)

Virtual Event Host:
Northern Arizona Celtic Historical Society (NACHS)
Contact: information@nachs.info

NACHS-teaSince 2000, Diana has been the annual Guest of Honor for the NACHS Sassenach Tea, a fun event where beautiful hats are worn by participants, Diana gives a talk and answers questions about her writing, and everyone enjoys tea, finger sandwiches, and other fabulous treats.

In 2020, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual tea became a virtual event. No one attended in person. Instead, folks joined in the Tea via Zoom using their computers, atblets or smart devices.

But the great thing about a virtual event is it is easy to record as a video! And to enjoy later at any time online.

If you weren’t able to attend the tea in 2020, or you don’t live in Northern Arizona (where Diana was born and grew up), you may watch video from the 2020 tea from wherever you are anywhere in the world, whenever you want! Through July 31, anyway.


Tickets are available on the EventBrite website for $10 (USD) at:


Once you buy a ticket, a link will be sent to you by email to access and view the video online.

Again, be sure to view the 2020 NACHS Virtual Tea video before July 31, 2021. It will not be available after July 31, even if you purchased a ticket.

Description from NACHS:

2003-Diana-NACHS-teaIn 2020, sharing the same grit and determination shown by Claire and Jamie, the Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society (NACHS) was determined to hold its annual Tea with Diana Gabaldon, a tradition for years. Due to the outlandish times of the pandemic, though, the 2020 tea was held virtually with attendees using the Zoom app instead of meeting in person. 

In the image at left, Diana speaks at the 2003 NACHS tea. Image and article: Jill Torrance/Arizona Daily Sun

Now no matter where you live, you have a special opportunity to view a replay video of the 2020 NACHS Virtual Tea for only $10 during a special fundraiser! Hear and see Diana speak, answer questions from readers about Claire, Jamie, and the past, present and… maybe the future of the Outlander series!

You will be able to view/replay the video at your leisure until July 31.

All proceeds benefit NACHS and the activities it sponsors.

See http://www.nachs.info, the NACHS website, for more information.

Or visit NACHS on Facebook.

[NACHS is hoping to schedule an in-person tea again in the Fall of 2021. ] 


NACHS-logoFounded in 1997, the Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage Society (NACHS) is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving Celtic culture. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about the heritage, language, traditions, art, and history of the Celtic people, both ancient and modern.

Dissemination of information and financial assistance to support Celtic-related events and opportunities in Northern Arizona is also a prime purpose of NACHS.

NACHS is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization.

August, 2021

No official appearances confirmed at this time.

September, 2021

No official appearances confirmed at this time.

October, 2021

Saturday, October 30, 2021 through Saturday, November 6, 2021 – RHINE RIVER, EUROPE

Diana and her husband are to be the guests of honor on an 8-day author cruise on the Rhine River, from Basel, Switzerland north to Amsterdam, Holland.

Map for 2020 Rhine River Cruise with Diana GabaldonCruise reservations and payment are required.

This author cruise featuring Diana was rescheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Reservations are required. As of February 8, 2021, about 20 staterooms were still available. See below.

Cruise Host:
Avalon Waterways
Phone (in U.S.A.): (877) 797-8791
See the Avalon websites below for contact information for other countries.

Description From Avalon Waterways


Bound to be the most memorable trip of a lifetime, the author of the No. 1 New York Times-bestselling OUTLANDER series Diana Gabaldon is exclusively hosting an AUTHOR CRUISE with Avalon Waterways on the Rhine River. It’s your chance to get insider OUTLANDER insight, with your favorite author… FOR A WEEK! Diana Gabaldon has added to the storytelling tapestry of our lives while also inspiring travel with her literature. In her OUTLANDER series of novels and novellas — now an award-winning series on STARZ — she has brought to life the backdrops of Scotland, North America, France, Germany as well as dozens of destinations across the globe. With 35 million copies of her books in print worldwide, OUTLANDER can be found in 43 countries and 39 languages. On the [2021] departure of the Romantic Rhine cruise from Basel to Amsterdam, this inspiring storyteller will share an inspired cruise — and daily excursions — with an intimate group of her fans.


From the German Black Forest of fairytales to the historic canals of Amsterdam, disappear in the magic of this Rhine River cruise with Author Diana Gabaldon. This week-long vacation — set onboard the Avalon Expression — delivers you to the heart of Europe to explore all the towns and cities along the Rhine River while enjoying panoramic views and spectacular, castle-lined backdrops days and night. Your 8-day Romantic Rhine river cruise begins in Switzerland where you will board your Suite Ship and home-away-from-home for the week before heading to the foot of Kaiserstuhl Mountain (on the French-German border) to find your gateway to Germany’s Black Forest. From there, set sail for Strasbourg, France with its ancient murals and astronomical clock, not to mention quaint shops, delightful bistros and waterfront promenade. The journey continues through Germany with a visit to the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, the charming wine town of Rüdesheim and, of course, an awe-inspiring pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge — the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine where dozens of ancient castles tower over the river from cliffs that seem to touch the sky. The last stop in Germany is in the gothic city of Cologne. End this cruise with an exclamation point in the picturesque, canal city of Amsterdam with its world-famous museums and tilting, gabled homes that date back to the “Golden Age.”

Cruise Information Webpage:


Presumably the exact itinerary for the 2021 river cruise will be added soon, and information will be posted here when available.

Please contact Avalon directly at the phone number listed on their website for more information about pricing, availability, to make reservations, or for any questions you may have.

November, 2021

No official appearances confirmed at this time.

December, 2021

No official appearances confirmed at this time.

General Information – Appearances

Please keep the following in mind:

  • If tickets are required for an event, they may be free or require a fee which goes to the hosting organization or sponsor. Tickets for ALL events featuring Diana usually sell out very quickly once they become available.
  • Sometimes Diana’s Webmistress doesn’t receive information and details about events in a timely manner, and can’t post what she doesn’t have. Event hosts featuring Diana are strongly encouraged to notify Diana’s Webmistress when they post an event with Diana, and also dates when tickets will go on sale so that readers will be kept informed.
  • PLEASE CHECK WITH THE HOSTING ORGANIZATION OR SPONSOR of an appearance or event OFTEN for the latest information, ticketing, venue changes, policies and updates! This list is provided as a convenience and my webmistress works hard to keep it current, but it may not always be perfectly up-to-date.
  • If you have questions about an appearance or need more details, please contact the host organization or sponsor listed, not myself or my staff. The hosts or sponsors do the event planning and have all the answers. Thanks!
  • Diana is always happy to sign and personalize your books at signing events as time allows. However, note that some events and venues may require a book purchase or have a limit on how many books you can bring from home for signing. Please check with the event host or sponsor if details are not listed on this webpage.

Photo caption, top-right photo: Diana signing a book for a reader at Lady Chamberlain’s Bookshop during the 2012 Arizona Renaissance Festival. Photo by Diana’s Webmistress. More photos from this festival.

If you have questions or problems when purchasing tickets, PLEASE CONTACT THE EVENT’S LISTED VENUE OR HOST ORGANIZATION directly.

If you know of an event that Diana has confirmed she will attend that is not on this list, please let Diana’s Webmistress know.

This page was last updated on Friday, July 16, 2021, at 5:25 a.m. (Central Time) by Diana Gabaldon or Diana’s Webmistress, Loretta.