• “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

BEES Virtual Launch Celebration on 11/22!


I’m thrilled to announce the virtual GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE launch event to celebrate its publication! You will need a ticket (even the virtual world is not infinite, alas), but tickets are available NOW! You may sign up for a free ticket or one of the paid options; paid include a copy of the book.

So—I hope you’ll join us on Monday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time-EST-U.S.A.) for a virtual event celebrating all things Outlander and launching my new book.

To determine your local time if you live in a different time zone around the world, go to;


This will be the only major book event that I’m doing this fall, where I will discuss BEES, the Starz Outlander TV show, and more. I’ll be in conversation with Maureen Lee Lenker from Entertainment Weekly, I’ll answer some of your burning questions (you can submit yours for review when you register for your ticket!) and there will be, um, a few secret things, as well.

You can find all information about the event, and order your tickets, at the link here:


This is a virtual event. You will need access to a computer, tablet or other device with an internet connection that is capable of streaming video.

Types of Tickets:

Note that the number who can join online has a maximum number, so please sign up for your tickets as soon as possible if you’d like to attend.

General Admission
The registration for free admission ends on Nov 22, 2021. (You must sign up to attend.)
A free ticket gives you access to the conversation and a digital event kit featuring sponsor discount codes, an exclusive note from Diana, a digital book club kit, BEES themed food and drink recipes, a Q&A with Diana, downloadable OUTLANDER-themed knitting patterns, coloring pages, and Zoom backgrounds. With this option, you cannot participate in trivia or giveaways and will not receive a book or Fan Box.

Book plus Event Admission ($46.16 plus $4.44 Fee)
Sales end on Nov 22, 2021
A $46.16 ticket gives you a first-edition hardcover copy of GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE; access to the conversation; a digital event kit featuring sponsor discount codes, an exclusive note from Diana, a digital book club kit, GO TELL THE BEES themed food and drink recipes, a Q&A with Diana, downloadable OUTLANDER themed knitting patterns, coloring pages, and Zoom backgrounds; and you can participate in the trivia and giveaway portions of the event. Open to residents of the U.S.A. only.

VIP Outlander Event Fan Box Plus Event Admission
$70.00 plus $5.89 Fee
(Sorry… this option is Sold Out)

Launch Event Replay in the U.K.

For U.K. fans only, there will be second event viewing of the launch event on Tuesday, 23rd November at 7 p.m. (GMT). You will be able to watch the event through Waterstones bookstore. General admission tickets are free.

Sign up for your ticket at:


Please note though, that if you want to watch the event live on Monday, November 22, you will need to purchase the *U.S.* ticket or sign up for the free option.

[Update: As of November 8, the paid ticket option for this event which includes a copy of BEES through Waterstones is sold out.]

10 Responses »

  1. I’m thrilled about this release, even from across the pond where I’ve no chance of attending the event.

    I’ve been waiting for what seems like ages for “Bees” though if ever a series ended perfectly I’d say it was already accomplished. I feel like I’m going to get to visit with some long-lost friends in a few weeks.

    I’d started reading the series about 6 months before going to Scotland on vacation. It was nice to have some historical perspective, and Diana Gabaldon did a fabulous job with the history.

    Now to go place my pre-order!

    • Hi, Valerie,

      The November 22 event launching BEES is a virtual event, which means it will take place entirely on line via streaming video (Zoom web client). Folks in multiple countries may watch if they sign up for a free ticket or buy one of the tickets with extras, such as a copy of the new book. It is hosted by Diana’s publisher, Random House.

      So, not sure what you mean by ‘across the pond’ about the Nov. 22 event, since folks in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. can obtain a ticket to watch it live online, as well as other countries, from what i understand.

      Some folks, including Diana, will be joining live on November 22, while some actors and others may have submitted recorded greetings.

      Waterstones bookseller in the U.K. is replaying the launch event on Nov. 23 for folks there.

      Diana’s Webmistress

  2. Hello, I am impressed by the plethora of related stories to Outlander, and wonder if there is one that gives the childhood history of Claire. If there is not, it seems like a really worthwhile project that many of us would love to read.

  3. Is there any chance there will be a recording we can watch at a later date?

    • Hi, Eva,

      A great question. I will see if I can find out and will post what I find.

      Waterstones in the U.K. is replaying it on November 23 for folks who want to register through them. But I don’t know about the U.S.A. and other countries.


      Diana’s Webmistress

  4. Will there be an audio version released at the same time as the print or will it be later? My husband and I don’t have much time to read (much as we love it) and really enjoy listening to books on our 4 hr drives (each way) to our nearest VA doctors. We have been anxiously awaiting the books release.

  5. I am curious to learn whether Jenny remembers Roger from 1739 when they meet again. anyone else?

  6. Hello,

    Do you have any information regarding the trivia and giveaways portion of the event for this Monday? How will that be handled and how many will be offered? So far, neither the people at Old Town Books or Random House have been able to answer those questions.


  7. I have loved learning about how you got started writing. Thank you so much for sharing your story with me and the world. It has helped me grow and deepen as a writer. You’re a huge inspiration to me.

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