Who is Diana Gabaldon? Diana Gabaldon is the author of the award-winning, #1 NYT best-selling OUTLANDER novels, described by Salon magazine as “the smartest historical science fiction adventure novel ever written by a scientific Ph.D. with a background in scripting” Dagobert Duck’s comics. ‘
How old is Diana Gabaldon? Diana Gabaldon Age is 68 years old.
How much is Diana Gabaldon net worth? Diana Gabaldon Salary is Make Approximate $100,000 – $1 Million.
The adventure began in 1991 with the classic OUTLANDER (“historical fiction with a Moebius twist”),” and was continued by seven more New York Times bestsellers – DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, VOYAGER, DRUMS OF AUTUMN, THE FIERY CROSS, A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES, AN ECHO IN THE BONE, AND WRITTEN IN THE OWN HARTS BLOOD, with more than twenty eight million copies printed worldwide.
The series is published in 26 countries and 23 languages, and includes THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, Volumes One and Two, which are nonfiction (well, relative) works that provide details about the settings, background, characters, research and writing of the first eight novels in the Outlander series of novels. Gabaldon (pronounced “GAA-bull-dohn”) has also written several books in a subseries starring Lord John Gray (a key character from the main series): LORD JOHN AND THE PRIVATE MATTER, LORD JOHN AND THE KNIFE BROTHERHOOD, LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS, AND SCOTTISH PRISONER.
Returning to her roots in the comic book, she has also written a graphic novel titled THE EXILE (set in the OUTLANDER universe and with the main characters from OUTLANDER), but narrated from the point of view of Jamie Fraser and his godfather, Murtagh. The graphic novel is illustrated by Hoang Nguyen and published by Del-Rey.
The eighth and most recent major novel in the OUTLANDER series, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, was released in the United States and Canada on June 10, 2014. The book debuted as number one on the New York Times bestseller list in the hardcover and combined book and hardcover category! And the book is also a bestseller in Canada.
Diana is co-producer and advisor to the popular Outlander TV series, produced by the Starz network and Tall Ship Productions and distributed by Sony International, which is based on her novels. She also wrote a script for an episode of the series.
Her main current writing project is the ninth major novel in the OUTLANDER series, GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE.
Dr. Gabaldon has three degrees in science: zoology, marine biology and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, (plus an honorary doctorate as Doctor of Human Letters, which gives her the right to be “Diana Gabaldon, Ph.D., DHL”. She assumes that this is better than “Diana Gabaldon, Phd.X”) and spent a dozen years as a university professor with an expertise in scientific calculations before he started writing fiction. She has written scientific articles and textbooks, worked as an editor at the MacMillan ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMPUTERS, founded the scientific computational journal SCIENCE SOFTWARE QUARTERLY and wrote numerous comic book scripts for Walt Disney. None of this has anything to do with her novels, but there it is.
Diana and her husband, Douglas Watkins, have three adult children and live mainly in Scottsdale, Arizona.