Note! The publishing date of this book is currently unknown.
The ninth book in the OUTLANDER series now has a title: GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE.
Talking to your bees is a very old Celtic custom (known in other parts of Europe, too) that made it to the Appalachians. You always tell the bees when someone is born, dies, comes or goes — because if you don’t keep them informed, they’ll fly away.
I am working on this book now, and I am doing background historical research for it. (No, I don’t know when it will be finished!)
GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE follows book eight of the OUTLANDER series of novels, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD (nicknamed "MOBY").
An official publication date for this new book has not been announced. In other words: NO, I don’t know yet when I will finish book nine of the OUTLANDER series! I am working on it now, and don’t even have a ballpark date. When I get near to finishing the book and have a publication date, I will list it here.
My books are huge, and take an enormous amount of time to write. Plus I have to do a lot of historical and other research for each book. All of my eight major novels in the OUTLANDER series have taken 2-3 years, or more, to write and research and publish. Quality takes time and cannot be rushed.
Excerpts, aka "Daily Lines"
As I write, I will post passages of this new novel here. They are listed on the upper right of this page under Excerpts. The excerpts will also be posted on my Facebook and Twitter accounts as "Daily Lines."
About reposting my excerpts, I’d appreciate it if you would not copy the excerpts and post them yourself all over the web. Instead, please do pass on the links to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks!
Diana Jean Gabaldon Watkins (born 1952) is an American author of Mexican-American and English ancestry. Diana Gabaldon is her maiden name, and the one she uses professionally.
Diana Gabaldon is the author of the best-selling Outlander series. Her books are difficult to classify by genre, since they contain elements of romantic fiction, historical fiction, and science fiction (in the form of time travel).
Photo: Picture of the author Diana Gabaldon during a book signing held in Fergus, Ontario (during the Scottish Festival) on August 11, 2007. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.