Exclusive: ‘Outlander’ author Diana Gabaldon shares what’s next for the famous series

Last month at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con, fans had the opportunity to not only meet the main cast of the hit Starz series Outlander, but meet the woman who first brought the characters to life, Diana Gabaldon. What’s so incredible about Diana is that her talents don’t stop at creating fantastical love stories rich with history, drama, and twists. Before Diana was a worldwide best-selling author with VIP packages at some of the largest comic conventions in the world, Diana was—and still is—a scientist. She “holds three degrees in science: Zoology, Marine Biology, and a Ph.D. in Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, (plus an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters, which entitles her to be “’Diana Gabaldon, Ph.D., D.H.L.’”

Tune into this Fierce Females feature from the exclusive panel at Wizard World Chicago Comic Con below, where Diana discusses why she felt the motivation to start her novel series with three kids under the age of six at home, plus a full-time job!

Tune in for the following from our exclusive interview with Diana Gabaldon:

  • Diana’s thought process as she writes;
  • Her thoughts on her books’ portrayal in the TV adaptation of her series, Outlander;
  • New details on what’s next for the series;
  • What infamous romantic line in her series that her titular character Jamie says to Claire that her husband once said to her;
  • And more!

Listen here:

Featured image: Starz


Liz Prugh

Liz is the co-founder of She loves geeking out over any and all sci-fi/fantasy and always thinks vampires are cool. You can currently find her co-hosting the Pure Fandom Podcast and writing about pop culture. Nerd out with her on Twitter @lizprugh.

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