TRADE THE DAY Guest Author: Diana Gabaldon

By - August 21, 2013

On August 23, starting at midnight, I will be hosting a special event called Trade the Day: Spotlight on Team Alaina. During this twenty-four hour blog-a-thon, proceeds from sales of my new book, The Trade, made on my publisher's website at will go to benefit Team Alaina for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. In the weekdays leading up to the big event, I will continue to introduce you to two of the day's scheduled special guests, some which will be guest blogging, some who will be hosting giveaways of autographed books and other goodies, and some who will be doing both!  Get to know this fantastic group of people right here, and come back on August 23 to join us for a day of 24 hours, 23 guest authors, and 1 goal...a cure.

I'm thrilled to showcase the next guest author:



Diana Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling OUTLANDER novels, described by Salon magazine as “the smartest historical sci-fi adventure-romance story ever written by a science Ph.D. with a background in scripting ‘Scrooge McDuck’ comics.”

The adventure began in 1991 with the best-selling classic, OUTLANDER, and has continued through seven more NYT best-selling novels—DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, VOYAGER, DRUMS OF AUTUMN, THE FIERY CROSS, A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES and AN ECHO IN THE BONE, with twenty-five million copies of her works in print worldwide. She is currently working on the eighth novel in the series, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, which is scheduled for release on March 25, 2014.

Ms. Gabaldon’s successful writing career has been fruitful in different ways. She has written a spin-off series of mysteries featuring Lord John Grey, one of the characters in the OUTLANDER world, created a graphic novel (illustrated story) titled THE EXILE set within the original storyline of OUTLANDER, as well as publishing THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, a non-fiction companion to her work which provides details on the settings, background, characters, research and writing of novels in general. A second volume of the COMPANION is in progress but no release date is scheduled. 

Gabaldon’s popular writing style and memorable characters have been noticed by the Hollywood set as well. The OUTLANDER books were recently picked up by Sony Television for production as a cable television series on the Starz network. Filming is scheduled to begin in September 2013 with the first season (compromising sixteen episodes) scheduled to air sometime in spring of 2014. Long-time television writer and producer Ronald D. Moore (“Star Trek:  the Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” and “Battlestar Galactica”) and his production company, Tall Ships Productions, will be heading this long-anticipated project and has vowed to create a “faithful depiction” of this beloved story.

Diana Gabaldon and her husband, Doug Watkins, have three adult children (all intelligent, funny, and self-supporting), two fat dachshunds, and live mostly in Scottsdale, Arizona.


The wait is nearly over—Claire and Jamie’s story continues in the next thrilling book in Diana Gabaldon’s multimillion bestselling Outlander series. Written in My Own Heart’s Blood follows Gabaldon’s characters through revolutionary Philadelphia and onto the battlefields, as Jamie makes a dramatic return to Claire’s side, a new army sweeps the city, and romance and violence brew. This enthralling adventure carries us through betrayal and redemption, death and danger, and through the perilous waves of a family’s loves and loyalties.


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Be sure to come back August 23 to read a special guest post by Diana Gabaldon, as well as for your chance to win a signed copy of Voyager, the most recent book in the Outlander series.  The post and her giveaway will take place during the RISE AND SHINE WITH ROMANCE segment of TRADE THE DAY (between 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.)!


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