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Publication Order of Outlander Books

Outlander / Cross Stitch (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragonfly in Amber (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voyager (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Drums of Autumn (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fiery Cross (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Echo in the Bone (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Written in My Own Heart's Blood (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Outlander Short Stories Books

with Steve Berry
The Custom of the Army (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Plague of Zombies (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Virgins (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Space Between (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Past Prologue (With: Steve Berry) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fugitive Green (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Besieged (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Outlander Collections

A Trail of Fire (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Outlander Companion Books

The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook (By: Theresa Carle-Sanders) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
To the New World and Back Again (With: Theresa Carle-Sanders) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lord John Grey Books

Lord John and the Private Matter (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord John and the Hand of Devils (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scottish Prisoner (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Lord John Short Stories Books

Lord John and the Hell-Fire Club (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord John and the Succubus (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord John and the Haunted Soldier (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Plague of Zombies (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Thomas Kolodzi Books

Publication Order of Outlander Graphic Novels

The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Outlander Non-Fiction Books

The Outlandish Companion (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Outlandish Companion Volume Two (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Official Outlander Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

"I Give You My Body...": How I Write Sex Scenes (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Cotton Malone Books

with Steve Berry
The Templar Legacy (By: Steve Berry) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Alexandria Link (By: Steve Berry) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Venetian Betrayal (By: Steve Berry) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Charlemagne Pursuit (By: Steve Berry) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Paris Vendetta (By: Steve Berry) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Emperor's Tomb (By: Steve Berry) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Gold (By: Steve Berry) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Jefferson Key (By: Steve Berry) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Admiral's Mark (By: Steve Berry) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tudor Plot (By: Steve Berry) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Deception (By: Steve Berry) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lincoln Myth (By: Steve Berry) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Bones (By: James Rollins,Steve Berry) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Patriot Threat (By: Steve Berry) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 14th Colony / Plan Zero (By: Steve Berry) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Order (By: Steve Berry) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bishop's Pawn (By: Steve Berry) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Malta Exchange (By: Steve Berry) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Past Prologue (With: Steve Berry) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Warsaw Protocol (By: Steve Berry) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kaiser's Web (By: Steve Berry) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Kingdom (By: Steve Berry) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Atlas Maneuver (By: Steve Berry) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Medici Return (By: Steve Berry) (2025)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Admiral's Mark is a prequel novella.

Publication Order of Legends Books

Legends (By: Stephen King,Anne McCaffrey,Robert Silverberg) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (With: George R.R. Martin,Orson Scott Card,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Neil Gaiman,Elizabeth Haydon) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends 3 (By: Terry Pratchett,Tad Williams,Robert Jordan,Robert Silverberg,Ursula K. Le Guin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The MatchUp Collection Books

Honor & ... (By: C.J. Box,Sandra Brown) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deserves to Be Dead (By: John Sandford,Lisa Jackson) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Getaway (By: Lisa Scottoline,Nelson DeMille) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Flame (By: Christopher Rice,Lara Adrian) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Story (By: Karin Slaughter,Michael Koryta) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Past Prologue (With: Steve Berry) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Faking a Murderer (By: Lee Child,Kathy Reichs) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dig Here (By: Charlaine Harris,Andrew Gross) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taking the Veil (By: J.A. Jance,Eric Van Lustbader) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rambo on Their Minds (By: Gayle Lynds,David Morrell) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Footloose (By: Val McDermid,Peter James) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Excalibur(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mothers and Daughters(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Naked Came the Phoenix(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Phoenix Noir(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down These Strange Streets(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Rest for the Dead(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Warriors 3(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Women(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Highway Kind(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
MatchUp(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Diana Gabaldon (in her full name Diana Jean Gabaldon Watkins) is an American writer, born on January 11, 1952 in Flagstaff, Arizona, where she also grew up, from a Mexican-American father (Tony Gabaldon, state senator from Arizona for sixteen years, later a supervisor at Coconino County), and English-American mother (Jacqueline Sykes). She has been active as a writer since 1991, when she published her most known series, Outlander. She is best known as a writer of historical fiction, speculative fiction, historical romance and historical mystery.

Gabaldon has earned three degrees, a Bachelor Degree in Zoology, after attending Northern Arizona University (1970-1973); a Master Degree in Marine biology, from the University of California, in San Diego (1973-1975); and also a PhD in Behavioral ecology, also from Northern Arizona University (1975-1978).
During the 1980s, Gabaldon was a full-time assistant professor at Arizona State University, in the Center for Environmental Studies, and she did research, worked as a scientific computing and database expert, and she had taught university classes in anatomy and other subjects. During mid-1980s, she wrote software reviews and technical articles for computer publications, popular-science articles and comic books, as a freelancer, for the Walt Disney Company.
What made Diana Gabaldon write was just a pure desire to practice and to learn how, and she had no intention of showing it to anyone. She started writing in 1988. Because of her research skills, Gabaldon had thought that the easiest genre would be historical novel, although she wasn’t specialized in history, and at first she didn’t know for sure the time period. What inspired her was that she saw an episode of the TV series “Doctor Who” which was named “The War Games”. The Doctor’s companion was from Scotland of the 1740s, and was a young man about 17 years old, whose name was Jamie McCrimmon. The character provided the inspiration for her main male character, James Fraser, and for her mid-18th century novels, with Scotland setting. She wanted to have “an Englishwoman to play-off these Scotsmen”, although her main female character, Claire, slowly started taking over the story, and began telling it herself, with modern remarks and behavior. The author settled for time travel as an explanation for modern behavior and attitude of her female character.

While writing her series, her research was “the old-fashioned way,” though books, at a time where Internet wasn’t as accessible as today. She didn’t visit Scotland before starting to write, and all her inspiration came from books, as well. After signing her book, she took part of the advance money and went to a two-week trip to Scotland.

She posted a sample of her novel on CompuServe Literary Forum, and science fiction and mystery author, John E. Stith, made her acquaintance to t agent Perry Knowlton, who represented her still unfinished first novel, initially titled “Cross Stitch”. It was initially thought as a trilogy. The first book’s title was changed into “Outlander” due to the publishers, but in UK it remained unchanged, because, according to the author, the British publishers had found the initial title suitable, a play on “a stitch in time”. After she finished the second book, resigned her job at Arizona State University to pursue a full-time author career.

She currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband, and they have three children, Laura, Jenny, and fantasy author Sam Sykes.


Diana Gabaldon is most known for her series Outlander, which she wrote in 1991, composed from nine novels, and a few other short stories related to the main or secondary characters. The series is published in 26 countries and translated into 23 languages. The Outlander series focuses on a 20th-century British former nurse, named Claire Randall, who time travels to 18th-century Scotland, and finds adventure and romance with the Highland warrior James Fraser.
But besides writing the Outlander series, she has been worked on short stories as well, such as “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows” (2010), a short story included in the anthology Songs of Love and Death (written and edited by George R.R. Martin, which is a cross-genre anthology). In this short story, the author reveals what happened to Roger MacKenzie Wakefield’s parents, Jerry and Dolly, as he discovers the mystery of the standing stones. Another short story that follows the path of another “Outlander” character is the novella “The Space Between” (2013), following the destiny of Joan MacKenzie and Michael Murray. Both short stories had been collected in “A Trail of Fire” (2012).

“Red Ant’s Head” (2010, October) was posted on her official web page, and is a contemporary mystery, unrelated to Outlander, following private investigator Thomas Kolodzi. It is intended to be developed into a full novel.

“Humane Killer” (2009, November) is a short story written with Samuel Sykes included in “The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy”. This anthology includes dragon stories from a variety of authors.

Besides Outlander, Diana Gabaldon has written quite a few other novels, although none gained the same success as Outlander.
In 2014, Outlander has been picked up for television adaptation, being ordered in June 2013 from Starz, whose production began in October 2013, in Scotland. The series has received very good reviews and ratings, being picked up for a second season before the ending of the first one.

“Ourlander” has been released also as an audiobook (in an unabridged version, and read by Davina Porter; and the abridged version, which was read by Geraldine James). Also, several books from the series “Lord John” have, also, been released into audiobook form, and were read by Jeff Woodman.

Another series Diana Gabaldon wrote is “Lord John”, which consists on a set of novels and short stories centered on the character Lord John Grey, who is a secondary character in the series “Outlander”. The spin-off series comprises five novellas and three novels, taking place between the years 1756 and 1761, during the time period covered in “Voyager”. The series can be categorized under the genre of historical mystery.

Besides being involved with her Outlander series, she also wrote non-fiction.
Diana wrote an introduction to the Bantam Classic edition of Common Sense, written by Thomas Paine, which was published in 2004, and an introduction for the classic Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott, a paperback edition from Modern Library, published in 2001.


Diana Gabaldon received the RITA Award in 1992, for the novel “Outlander”. In 2006, received the International Corine Book Award, in the category Weltbild Readers Award, and on October 10, 2006 received Award from the Quill Book, in the category Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror.

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2 Responses to “Diana Gabaldon”

  1. Audrey Scarbel: 3 years ago

    I rec’d the new “Bees” book this morning & have already started reading it. I been waiting so long for it. I am 86 & have read all the Outlander series & have loved it. With Covid I have practically read a book every day with my Kindle. My only fear is that I won’t be here when the final #10 comes out. The distance between the books is getting longer & I am not getting any younger.
    Thank you for the hours of pleasant reading. Audrey

  2. MAUREEN GLANCY: 3 years ago

    I have saved the last until now. Sadly, the pages are turning too fast. I am sad knowing that there will be no more after this last one. Possibility becomes plausibility…and the fantasy of reality engages one’s mind. How clever you are!!
    Thank you, Maureen


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