• “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


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.”

See the replay of this GMA interview with Diana at:


GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE will be released tomorrow on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 and available from your local bookstores or online. It is the ninth book in her OUTLANDER series of major novels featuring Jamie and Claire.

Diana Interviewed By The New York Times

November 18, 2021

Read “Diana Gabaldon Avoids Books Where Bad Things Happen to Children,” an interview by the New York Times at;


She discusses what she likes to read and other book-related topics.

Congratulations, Caitriona!

C-Balfe-2021-08-baby August 21, 2021

HUGE congratulations to Caitriona and her husband Tony on the birth of their lovely little boy! (Said little boy, along with Covid, is one of the reasons why Season Six of OUTLANDER has eight episodes, rather than the originally planned twelve—don’t worry, though, the last four episodes are not lost; they’ll just be pushed forward into Season Seven (which–God willing and everybody’s not down with the Zeta variant or something–will start filming early in 2022) which will end up with sixteen episodes!)

Caitriona posted the image at right on her official Instagram account after the baby’s birth, according to an online article in Parade magazine on August 19, 2021.

Happy Flag Day!

June 14, 2021

US_Flag_Day_poster_1917A Happy Flag Day to all! (I don’t seem to have any notable flag scenes in BEES, but one is at least mentioned here [in a new excerpt]…)

Social Media Hashtags: #DailyLines, #GoTELLTheBEESThatIAmGONE, #pubdatenovember23rd, #minorspoilerspossible

“My name is Roger MacKenzie. I’m a Presbyterian minister, and I’ve brought a letter to General Lincoln from General James Fraser, late of General Washington’s Monmouth command.”

Sergeant Bradford’s brows rose out of sight beneath his hat.

Read more…

Publication Date for BEES (Book 9)!

2021-04-15-BEES-PRH-US-coverApril 15, 2021

I’m honestly and truly THRILLED to announce that We. Have. A. PUB DATE!! for BEES! As announced in an exclusive Entertainment Weekly article, the BEES publication date is…

November 23, 2021 in the U.S.A. and the U.K.!

So looking forward to sharing this book with you all!

The cover art for the hardcover release of BEES in the U.S.A., published by Penguin Random House, is shown at right.

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

I’ve Finished Writing Bees! Now The Publishing Process…

Wednesday, March 27, 2021

2021-03-29-what-finished-means-DGI’ve finished writing GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE! Now this new book enters the publication process, outlined below, which will likely take months (a guesstimate only).

Click here to read about the publication process, “What Finished Means To An Author.”

Please keep in mind that I do not set the publication date, the day when you can buy the book at a bookstore. That date will be decided by my publishers. Stay tuned!


Season 7 of the Outlander TV Series Approved!

March 14, 2021

2021-season7-starz-jamie-claireExciting news! Starz announced on Sunday, March 14, 2021, that it has officially approved funding and plans for season 7 of the Outlander tv series. Based on AN ECHO IN THE BONE, the seventh in Diana’s bestselling OUTLANDER series of major novels, season 7 will have a total of 12 episodes. Image at right courtesy of STARZ.

Series stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin shared the news in a new video announcement. Click here to view the video on Youtube, which will open in a new browser window.

Actors Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall) and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), who are currently filming the sixth season of the series in Scotland, will return for the seventh season.

As of yet, there is no premiere date set for season 6.

Ronald Moore, executive producer of the series, has also said in interviews that an Outlander spin-off television series may be in the works! More Outlander TV Series News…

Avalon River Cruise Rescheduled

Map for 2020 Rhine River Cruise with Diana GabaldonMarch 13, 2021

The Avalon River Cruise on the Rhine River (for which I am the featured author) has been rescheduled from April to October of this year due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The week-long cruise will now begin on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

Please see my appearances webpage for more information. As of early March, there are still spaces available.

If you are signed up for the cruise, please contact Avalon for details.

Season 6 is Filming!

Friday, February 12, 2021

I figured everybody already knew this, but Sony just sent me assets (aka photos) to announce the beginning of filming on Season 6!


“Horse Drills” – New Excerpt from BEES

Monday, February 8, 2021

2021-02-08-BEES-horsedrills-2[ . . . ] had volunteered to rise early—very early—and make the gallons of brose and parritch to feed the militia. The warm, creamy smell crept up the stairs and eased me into wakefulness like a soft hand on my cheek. I stretched luxuriously in the warm bed and rolled over, enjoying the picture of Jamie, long-legged as a stork and stark naked, bent over the washstand to peer into the looking-glass as he shaved by candlelight. Dawn was no more yet than a fading of the stars outside the dark window.

“Getting all spruced up for the gang?” I asked. “Are you doing something formal with them this morning?” Read more…

“Beetles” – New Excerpt from BEES

Monday, February 1, 2021

2021-02-01-BEES-Beetles2William found Moira, the cook, in the kitchen garden, pulling spring onions. She was talking to Amaranthus, who had evidently been gathering as well; she carried a trug that held a large mound of grapes and a few pears from the small tree that grew near the cook-house. With an eye for the fruit, he strode up and bade the women good morning. Amaranthus gave him an up and down glance, inhaled as though trying to judge his state of intoxication from his aroma, and with a faint shake of the head, handed him a ripe pear.

“Coffee?” he said hopefully to Moira. Read more…

This News webpage lists selected news from the past few months about Diana’s books, writing, the Outlander TV series, and other projects posted here on her website. Some posts and text that Diana originally posted on her official social media accounts are also included, as well as new excerpts (aka "Daily Lines") from works in progress as well as special passages from her books and stories in print.

Items are more or less arranged by date, with newer ones listed first.

All text written in first person are Diana Gabaldon’s words. Third-person descriptive text is usually written by Diana’s Webmistress, who helps maintain Diana’s website.

This page was last updated on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 2 p.m. (CST) by Diana Gabaldon or Diana’s Webmistress.