12 Facts About Diana Gabaldon


Diana J Gabaldon is an American author, known for the Outlander series of novels.


Diana Gabaldon's father was of Mexican ancestry, and her mother was of English descent.


Diana Gabaldon was the founding editor of Science Software Quarterly in 1984 while employed at the Center for Environmental Studies at Arizona State University.


Diana Gabaldon was a professor with an expertise in scientific computation at ASU for 12 years before leaving to write full-time.


In 1988, Diana Gabaldon decided to write a novel for "practice, just to learn how", and with no intention to show it to anyone.


Diana Gabaldon happened to see a rerun episode of the Doctor Who science fiction TV series titled "The War Games".


When her second book was finished, Diana Gabaldon resigned her faculty position at Arizona State University to become a full-time author.


Diana Gabaldon announced in September 2021 that she is working on the tenth Outlander series book, which is possibly the last.


Diana Gabaldon made a cameo appearance as Iona MacTavish in the August 2014 episode "The Gathering".


Diana Gabaldon is a paid consultant for the show, and wrote the screenplay for the 2016 season 2 episode "Vengeance Is Mine".


In 2010 Diana Gabaldon adapted the first third of Outlander into The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel, illustrated by Hoang Nguyen.


Diana Gabaldon's Outlander won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award for Best Romance of 1991.