• “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

CANADA Book-Tour Dates and Events, 2009

Tuesday October 13th (Halifax)

7:00pm EVENT: Chapters/Indigo, Halifax
188 Chain Lake Drive / (902) 450-1023 / Contact: Karolyn
This is a speaking event, short Q & A, and book signing

Wednesday October 14th (Ottawa)

7:00pm EVENT: An Evening with Diana Gabaldon
Centurion Conference Centre, Main Ball Room
170 Colonnade Road, Nepean
$10 Tickets / Call Leishman Books for tickets: 613-722-8313
This is a speaking event, short Q & A, and book signing

Thursday October 15th (Toronto)

EVENT: An Evening with Diana Gabaldon
McNally Robinson, Don Mills / 416-384-0084
The speaking component of this event will be held outdoors
The book signing will take place in-store following the talk

(no time was attached, but it’s probably 7:00 PM, too. Check with the bookstore to be sure, though.)

Friday October 16th (Winnipeg)

7:30pm EVENT: McNally Robinson, Grant Park
1120 Grant Avenue / (204) 453-0424
This is a speaking event, short Q & A, and book signing

Saturday October 17th (Calgary/Edmonton/Saskatoon)

10:00am EVENT: Calgary WordFest
Vertigo Theatre Playhouse, 161, 115 – 9 Avenue SE
Contact: Anne Green / 403-237-9068
Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased through the box office at 403-237-9068.
The suggested program is 30 minutes of speaking, to include a ten minute reading, followed by a signing.
www.wordfest.com / 403-237-9068

4:00pm EVENT: Costco, Edmonton
South Edmonton, 2616 91st Street NW
This is a signing ONLY event

Sunday October 18th (Saskatoon/Kelowna)

10:30am EVENT: Chapters/Indigo Saskatoon
3322 8th Street East / (306)244-5317
This is a speaking event, short Q & A, and book signing

7:00pm EVENT: Mosaic Books
Kelowna Community Theater, 1375 Water St, Kelowna
Contact Mosaic Books for Tickets: (250) 763-4418
Tickets are $20.00 or $40 for book AND ticket
Books will be 25% off at the store
This is a speaking event, short Q & A, and book signing

Wednesday October 21st (Victoria)

7:30pm EVENT: An Evening with Diana Gabaldon
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria
Tickets are $10/each
Contact Bolen Books for Tickets /(250) 595-4232

Thursday October 22nd (SIWC)

(SIWC is the Surrey International Writers Conference, where I’ll be a presenter over the weekend. See their website at www.siwc.ca, if you’re interested. This is a very neat conference; I do it every year.)

12:00pm EVENT: Black Bond Luncheon
Customers receive entry ballot with purchase of book
WIN a seat at a luncheon with Diana Gabaldon
15 winners + Cathy Jesson and Don Hoglung
1381 Guildford Town Ctr. /(604) 589-3680

Sunday October 25th (SIWC/Surrey)

2:00pm EVENT: Save-On Foods #918
9014-152nd Street, Surrey / 604-930-1133
Contact: Maureen
This is a SIGNING ONLY event

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33 Responses »

  1. Hi Diana,

    You are going to need to sleep for a week to recover from you tour, WOW! 10 city's in in as many days. When you are in TO (Toronto) i will buy you a coffee or three.


  2. I am so thrilled you are coming to Edmonton! I will be there with lots of friends (I have hooked many, many people on your books :) & a couple of books to sign. Looking forward to meeting you!

  3. shhhhhh
    Don't tell anyone else you're coming to Halifax. Then it can just be a few of us … we can have a latte, kick back and chat … I promise to bring chocolate…

    Just kidding. I visited with you in Calgary, and now that I'm a Haligonian I'll visit you when you come here as well. Can't wait.

    You're my inspiration – I've written 3 novels because of you! :)

  4. I am so so thrilled you are coming to Ottawa! I can't wait to meet my favourite author.

  5. Dear Genevieve–

    Congratulations! [g]

  6. i was soo excited to see Ottawa on the list and then i saw the date …I will be in New York …i cant believe i cant go to the book signing …sniffle :(
    Can i send a friend in with my copy to get it signed?

    Also i have been looking for the Outlander First Print Autographed Edition…what would be my best bet?

  7. I am delighted that you are coming to Canada, and look forward to seeing you in Calgary! Yahoo! Many, many thanks for putting yourself through a gruelling schedule for the fans (a new city each day, sometimes two, and going from Calgary to Edmonton to Saskatoon to Kelowna in a weekend. WHEW!!!). I hope you have a chance to catch your breath and eat some good chocolate and drink some great wine.

  8. Dear Alifiya–

    Of course you can send your book with a friend–why on earth not?

    As for finding a signed First Edition, the easiest thing to do would probably be to email Patrick Millikin at the Poisoned Pen bookstore (patrick@thepoisonedpen.com). That's my local bookshop, so I stop by every week or so to sign any orders they have–and they do specialize in first editions.

    No idea what it might cost, but Patrick can probably tell you approximately.

  9. I am thrilled to meet you in Calgary and get my book signed! As a busy mom of three my foray into the world of Jamie and Claire at the end of my day is one of true euphoria. Your writing is amazingly descriptive and full of humor and heartfelt emotion! It is the best series I have ever had the privilege of reading. Take care Diana and see you soon.

  10. I am thrilled that you will be in Kelowna. The location is only a short drive from my home near the US/Canada border. Thank you! Thank You!! I will be there – hopefully with some friends – and all of us with books in hand! I remember writing you an email when I received 'A Breath of Snow and Ashes' from my husband when we were married in 2005. It was so great that you emailed me back! Looking forward to meeting you in person.

  11. I am beyond thrilled that you're coming to Winnipeg! I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I might get to meet one of my favourite authors one day! Needless to say, I'll be there with book in hand for the signing (plus a copy for my mother as well, who unfortunately lives 8 hours away).

  12. Ya hoo !! your coming to Ottawa. My friends & I will be there! We are taking the afternoon off to make it a girls day out. We can not live without Jamie & Claire.Hoping your going to do a reading & get a picture with you . As I always one more check of the Bucket list. See ya soon.

    seriously love the Outlander

  13. Hi, Sassenach. See you in Victoria:)

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