There WILL be a Book 9!
I created this image on keepcalmandcarryon.com the other day, in honor of Diana Gabaldon's recent announcement that there will be a 9th book in the OUTLANDER series!
Here are Diana's exact words, from an interview recorded on October 23, 2012 at the Poisoned Pen bookstore in Arizona:
"There will be nine books all told in the main series -- the big enormous ones -- so WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD is the eighth. There will be one more after that. But...I'm pretty sure that's the end."You don't have to take my word for it! Go here to see the video. Diana's comments are at about 39 minutes into it. She has also made similar comments on her Facebook page recently.
I'm trying not to think too much about the idea that Book 9 might be the last of the Big Books. Right now I prefer to be in denial about that. But I do like the symmetry of a "trilogy of trilogies".
In the meantime, it means we'll have at least four or five more years before the main series comes to an end.
If you want to pass this image around to other OUTLANDER fans, feel free. <g> For those of you who are on Pinterest, the pin is here.