Friday, July 31, 2009

Echo in the Bone News

While reading a few posts over at CompuServe, there was a recent post from Diana Gabaldon. She has been in Scotland, attending functions, and feverishly writing the last section of the soon-to-be-released, long awaited Echo in the Bone. She sent the completed section to her editor and took two days to fly home. Upon her arrival, there was this message from her editor:

"I finished! Thrilling, shocking, surprising, brilliant! Bravo!"

Click here to go to Diana's original post. We have 51 more days to wait to read this thrilling, shocking, surprising, and brilliant book!


Kim said...

WOW ... can you get any better feedback than that? I haven't read any of her books--do you know which is her first one?

Joanne said...

Hello, Kim - Oh, yes, I can talk about the Outlander series for days! There are entire online communities and websites devoted just to her books! They are the most unique and complex historical fiction/time travel series, and I have read each of these huge tomes several times each! Here is the order:
l. Outlander
2. Dragonfly in Amber
3. Voyager
4. Drums in Autumn
5. Fiery Cross
6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes
and......7. Echo in the Bone (Sept. 22 release)
If you scroll down on my blog and look under "Author Resources" there is a link to Diana Gabaldon's website. Just to let you know, her books have graphic content, if that's something that you're not comfortable with. The first book not so much, so see what you think. They're really great!

septembermom said...

Joanne, thanks so much for giving this list of her books! I can't wait to start reading them. Your high recommendation makes me eager to share your enthusiasm.

Joanne said...

Hi, septembermom! I'm always happy to recommend The Outlander series. Hands down, they are my favorite books! Even if you read just the first book, I think you'll be glad you tried it. Enjoy the journey!

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

It gives me goosebumps to think she has finished it! I do wonder how here editors can edit and have it all ready in a little over a month for publication! With the length of her books - that's some job. I heard that this is about the same length as DiA.

Joanne said...

Julie - I know what you mean! To have a September release date and still be writing critical parts as late as the end of July?!?

It's exciting!

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