Diana Gabaldon

Writer

Diana Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, #1 NYT-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 classic OUTLANDER (“historical fiction with a Moebius twist”), has continued through six more New York Times-bestselling novels–DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, VOYAGER, DRUMS OF AUTUMN, THE FIERY CROSS, A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES, and AN ECHO IN THE BONE, with nineteen million copies in print worldwide. The newest book in the series, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD, will be out in June, and the Outlander TV series will debut in the US in August.

SiWC Workshops

Saturday 3:30pm

More than twenty years since its first publication, Diana Gabaldon's first book, Outlander, returned to the NYT bestseller list this summer, in response to the debut of the Outlander TV series. That got us wondering about our panelists' first experiences on the list: where were they when they found out? What difference did it make to their careers? Did they buy nicer pyjamas to work in? How did they celebrate? This panel traditionally wanders a great deal of ground with a lot of laughter, so bring your questions and enjoy!

Sunday 11:00am

Writers have no secrets. Every trick we use to tell our stories is right there on the page for anyone to see. But most people have no idea how to recognize the techniques that are staring them in the face. In this session, Diana Gabaldon discusses how to read like a writer, spotting and learning from the things other writers do to make their stories work.