• “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


Diana-the-Scribe-Scotland-cropListed below are my upcoming events, public appearances and book signings, as well as virtual (online streaming) events.

This webpage is updated as new events are added, so please check back periodically.

Note that for 2024 I will be doing a small number of events due to my workload, as discussed in my “Happy New Year – 2024” blog entry.

If you have questions about—or problems with—obtaining tickets for an event, please contact the listed host organization of the event first. All ticket sales are handled by event organizers and their ticket brokers.

I look forward to seeing you,


July, 2024

No official appearances confirmed at this time.

August, 2024

Friday, August 9, 2024 – SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

Join Diana Gabaldon and B.P. Sweany for a Summer Party and book signing sponsored by The Poisoned Pen Bookstore!

PoisonedPenlogoA paid ticket ($32) for each person attending is required. See below for details.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Event begins at 7:00 p.m.

Event Host:
The Poisoned Pen

Event Venue:
The Poisoned Pen bookstore
4014 N. Goldwater Ave
Scottsdale, Arizona

On Friday, August 9, join Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series of novels, and author B.P. Sweany for a Summer Party with Mocktails and prizes! A book signing will follow.

Diana-Gabaldon-picDiana Gabaldon will discuss two new Outlander-related products:

  1. OUTLANDER COCKTAILS: The Official Drinks Guide Inspired by the Series, written by James Shy Freeman and Rebecca Marster,. This new hardcover book features a Foreward by Diana Gabaldon. A signed copy of OUTLANDER COCKTAILS is included in the ticket price.
  2. Diana will also celebrate the release of OUTLANDER TRIVIA: A CARD GAME, available for purchase for $24.95 per copy at the event.
  3. Diana will also discuss her novels and the Sony/Starz Outlander tv series.

B.P. Sweany, Diana’s longtime colleague at Recorded Books, will introduce THE SWORD AND THE SOPHOMORE, his young adult Arthurian fantasy novel, available for purchase at the event for $19.99 per copy. Diana describes this book as “Terrifically entertaining! …a whirlpool of teenage hormones, high-school life and Arthurian magic. Hilarious and engaging.”

Book Signing:

20171106-Diana-Pen-event-1In addition to new books purchased from the Pen at the event, each person attending may bring one or two books from home for Diana Gabaldon to autograph (sign) in person. As stated above, one signed copy of OUTLANDER COCKTAILS is included with each purchased ticket.

B.P. Sweany will autograph copies of his new novel, THE SWORD AND THE SOPHOMORE, available for purchase for $19.99 per copy at the event.


Each person attending this event must purchase a paid ticket for $32 (USD). (No one will be admitted without a purchased ticket.) The ticket price includes a hardcover copy of OUTLANDER COCKTAILS, signed by Diana, a $32 value.

Click here to purchase tickets from The Poisoned Pen.

Please purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee your seat at the event.

More information on the two new Outlander-related products and D.B. Sweany’s new novel featured at this event is included below. The Pen will have other titles written by Diana for sale at the event, too.

OUTLANDER COCKTAILS: The Official Drinks Guide

OUTLANDER-COCKTAILS-coverWritten by James Shy Freeman and Rebecca Marster. Foreward by Diana Gabaldon.

A signed hardcover copy of this new book (a $32 value) is included for each ticket holder.

To be released by Penguin Random House publishers three days before this event.

Publisher’s Description:

Travel back in time with Claire and Jamie, drinking—and eating—your way through their adventures from the Scottish Highlands to the New World in this gorgeous book featuring 90 recipes for cocktails, nonalcoholic offerings, and plenty of bar bites.

outlander-cocktails-title-page-imageGrab your cocktail shaker and dive into Outlander Cocktails!

Whether you’re just learning to make cocktails at home, looking for creative ways to expand your cocktail knowledge, or throwing an Outlander watch party, this book will be your perfect guide.

Inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s wildly popular book series, OUTLANDER COCKTAILS presents the historical perspective on drinking culture in the eighteenth and twentieth centuries as well as the origins of different spirits such as scotch, whiskey, rum, and ale. You’ll find:

  • Thorough background pertaining to each type of spirit involved.
  • Drinks organized by category such as aperitifs, spirit-forward, after-dinner, and nonalcoholic options.
  • 75 cocktail recipes inspired by the series and by history, such as the ‘Bobby Burns and Angelus Bells’, the ‘Brandy and Splash’ that Claire and Roger first drank at the pub at Inverness, plus modern drinks including ‘Collecting the Rents’ and “Pink Linen Gown.’
  • 15 recipes for food pairings such as Deviled Scotch Eggs, Crispy Fish Cakes with Saffron Aioli, and Chocolate Almond Shortbread.

OUTLANDER COCKTAILS offers something for any fan who wants to spend more time in the rich world of Outlander, drinking and eating with everyone’s favorite Highlanders.


Outlander-trivia-gamePublished by Penguin Random House and to be released three days before this event.

Publisher’s Description:

Whether you’re a casual reader or a series superfan, test your knowledge of the Outlander books with this 200-card trivia game from Diana Gabaldon.
Calling all Sassenachs and Scots at heart. Do you know all there is to know about Claire and Jamie’s adventures? With questions about the first nine books in the Outlander series, you’ll be challenged to remember the smallest details such as:

  • What is the Fraser motto?
  • How did Claire meet Frank?
  • Who is known as the Old Fox?
  • What is the one thing that seems to always be destroyed passing through the stones?

Along with the 200 cards, OUTLANDER TRIVIA includes a booklet with instructions for organizing a casual trivia night, a pub-style trivia game, and a variation for those ready to play at the expert level. Or simply leave the cards out as conversation starters for your next show watch party. However you choose to play, get ready to dive back into the world of Outlander with Outlander Trivia and compete to be the champion.


Sword-and-Sophomore-coverWritten by B.P. Sweany.

Published by TH3RD World Studios and distributed by Simon & Schuster. To be released a month before this event.

Copies of THE SWORD AND THE SOPHOMORE will be available for $19.99 each at the August 9 event.

Publisher’s Description:

BPSweany-picPacked with action, emotion, and humor, THE SWORD AND THE SOPHOMORE goes beyond the Camelot you know with an Arthurian tale fit for the modern world. Combining sword fights and epic quests with the real-life teenage issues of fitting in, sexual agency, and profound personal loss; this fresh take on the classic story of what it means to wield Excalibur and all the power it entails will make you rethink the power of legend.

A veteran of the publishing industry, B.P. Sweany (at left) has worked with many notable content creators, including Pierce Brown, Dean Koontz, Diana Gabaldon, Alice Walker, and Dolly Parton. The Sword and the Sophomore is the first in a projected trilogy. More information on THE SWORD AND THE SOPHOMORE.

Event Information:

For more information or questions about this event, please contact The Poisoned Pen by telephone or email.

September, 2024

No official appearances confirmed at this time.

October, 2024

Friday-Sunday, October 25-27, 2024 – SURREY, B.C., CANADA

Diana Gabaldon will be a featured author at the 32nd annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference.

Paid conference registration is required.

SiWC-typewriter-small Event Host:
Surrey International Writers’ Conference

Event Venue:
Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel
15269 104 Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia

Diana Gabaldon will be a featured author and presenter at the 32nd annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference (SIWC). Her initial schedule listing:


The SIWC is a conference for aspiring authors which provides workshops, presentations, and other activities which feature multiple published authors, professional agents, pitch sessions, and a writing contest.

It’s a great place to learn more about the publishing industry, how to improve your writing, and how to get published!

Sneak Peek At My SIWC Sessions:

Read more…

Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations:

As of June 22, registration for the conference and hotel reservations may be made if you’d like to attend. Please see the SIWC homepage for more information on the conference and hotel at:


Don’t wait too long to register or make your hotel reservations if you are planning to go!

November, 2024

No official appearances confirmed at this time.

December, 2024

No official appearances confirmed at this time.

January, 2025

No official appearances confirmed at this time.

General Information – Appearances

Please keep the following in mind:

  • If tickets are required for an event, they may be free or require a fee which goes to the hosting organization or sponsor. Tickets for ALL events featuring Diana usually sell out very quickly once they become available.
  • PLEASE CHECK WITH THE HOSTING ORGANIZATION OR SPONSOR of an appearance or event OFTEN for the latest information, ticketing, venue changes, policies and updates. This list is provided as a convenience and my webmistress works hard to keep it current, but it may not always be perfectly up-to-date.
  • If you have questions about an appearance or need more details, please contact the host organization or sponsor listed. They have all the answers. Thanks!
  • Diana is always happy to sign and personalize your books at book signing events as time allows. However, note that some events and venues may require a book purchase or have a limit on how many books you can bring from home for signing. Please check with the event host or sponsor if details are not listed on this webpage.

If you know of an event that Diana has confirmed she will attend that is not listed on this webpage, please let Diana’s Webmistress know.

This page was last updated on Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 4:40 a.m. (Central Time) by Diana Gabaldon or Diana’s Webmistress.