A Note From Diana About The Pen
The Poisoned Pen is my local independent bookshop. They carry all of my books, in all formats (hardcover, trade paperback, mass-market paperback, audiobook, U.S. and U.K. editions, plus some miscellaneous foreign-language editions), all the time. And the Pen ships anywhere in the world. <g>
I normally go by the store a couple of times a month, both to buy books for reading (it’s a great store; mysteries are their specialty, but they carry a number of other things, and have a specialty in signed first editions, too), and to sign my books that people have ordered.
Current Gift Suggestions:
An avid reader is especially happy to receive a hardcover edition of a book by a favorite author.
Here are some gift suggestions of new editions—signed by Diana—that are currently available from the Pen:
VOYAGER – The 25th Anniversary Edition (hardcover). A beautiful new hardcover edition of the third book in Diana’s Outlander series of major novels. The VOYAGER-25th special edition cover is shown at right.
DRAGONFLY IN AMBER – The 25th Anniversary Edition (hardcover, $40). A beautiful new hardcover edition of the second book in Diana’s Outlander series of major novels.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOAQUIN MURIETA, THE CELEBRATED MEXICAN BANDIT, by John Rollin Ridge. See below. (Paperback, signed by Diana; she has written a new introduction for this edition, $17)
Or contact the Pen’s friendly sales staff for more ideas!
News From The Poisoned Pen
From Barbara Peters, The Poisoned Pen Bookstore:
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOAQUIN MURIETA, THE CELEBRATED MEXICAN BANDIT, cannot be signed by its author, because he died in 1867. However, we do sell new copies of this edition signed by Diana Gabaldon, who has written a compelling Foreword that I recommend to all—her discussion of what being called “Mexican” as well as considerations about the outlaw hero are two components.
T. Jefferson Parker fans will be familiar with Joaquín Murieta and his famous head in a bottle. You may even be familiar with the thought that this novel based on a real life bandit-hero “inspired the creation of Zorro, the Lone Ranger, and Batman” although I’m not sure about Batman. Still… Murieta operated in California during the Gold Rush when incoming white boomers murdered his family and pushed him off his land. Murieta organized a band of more than 2000 outlaws to strike back, robbing, rustling, and murdering with the goal of taking back California…. Ridge’s book is both “the first novel written by a Native American (Cherokee) and the first novel published in California.” And it’s still a rousing adventure read. Hsuan L. Hsu supplies a detailed Introduction presenting both period and publishing history with footnotes and a useful Suggestions for Further Reading section. This new edition features some rewritings including THE CURSE OF CAPISTRANO, aka THE MARK OF ZORRO. At a time when conversations ring about identity, Ridge and Gabaldon speak powerfully to us.
Click here to order your copy of THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOAQUIN MURIETA: THE CELEBRATED MEXICAN BANDIT from the Poisoned Pen, signed by Diana Gabaldon! Each copy is $17 each, plus postage, and the Pen ships to anywhere in the world.
Signed OUTLANDER and LORD JOHN Books—Always Available
New, signed copies of Diana’s major OUTLANDER novels, the Lord John series, multi-author anthologies featuring short fiction by Diana, and both volumes of the OUTLANDISH COMPANION (U.S.A. editions) are available from the Poisoned Pen! Some international editions by publishers in other countries and languages may also be available from the Pen.
At right is the cover for a paperback edition of OUTLANDER with an image of Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe as Jamie and Claire, from the Starz TV series.
How To Order From The Poisoned Pen
Click here to view/order copies of new books written by Diana on the Poisoned Pen’s online bookstore, including books signed by her.
Or you may call or send email to the Pen to inquire about or to order a specific book. See the Pen’s telephone and email contact information below. If you are visiting the Phoenix, Arizona, area, the Pen staff invites you to stop by to shop.
If you want your new books to be signed by Diana, be sure that the “signed” option is indicated during the Pen’s online check-out procedure, or specify you would like it signed if ordering by telephone or email. Personalizations, such as “To Janet,” are an available option on some books and merchandise. You do have to allow extra time for personalizations.
There is never an extra charge for Diana’s signature, but you do pay for the postage. The Pen ships anywhere in the world!
May I Meet Diana When She Signs Books At the Pen?
No. During Diana’s routine, periodic signing sessions of special orders and stock items for the Poisoned Pen, the public is not allowed.
Please check Diana’s official Appearances page for her schedule of upcoming events, including book signings, that are open to the public.
Contacting The Pen Staff
Please contact the Pen’s staff if you have a question, request, or need more information:
Poisoned Pen’s Web Store: http://store.poisonedpen.com
Poisoned Pen’s Home Page: http://poisonedpen.com
Main: (480) 947-2974
Toll free: (888) 560-9919
FAX: (480) 945-1023
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N. Goldwater Blvd., Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Worldwide Shipping Available
Worldwide shipping is available on all orders! International shipping rates and procedures will apply. Contact the Poisoned Pen staff (see above) if you need more information.
Photo credit: At the top of the page, Diana is signing pre-ordered copies of WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD at the Poisoned Pen in June, 2014. Photo courtesy of Barbara Peters.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 3:00 a.m.(Pacific Time) by Diana or Diana’s Webmistress.