An OUTLANDER coloring book (intended for adults) will be published by Penguin Random House later this year, "featuring 45 original black-and-white illustrations inspired by the characters, scenes, and other iconic imagery from Gabaldon's bestselling Outlander book series."
Diana Gabaldon is listed as the author, but I don't know what contribution, if any, she will be making to this book. (I'm sure they'll have a professional artist doing the drawings.) If I find out more information, I'll update this post.
UPDATE 6/19/2015 7:27 pm: Here's Diana's response when I asked on Compuserve about how involved she's going to be in the project:
Dear Karen--Some of you may have heard about this trend of coloring books for adults. Apparently they've become extremely popular, but I find the idea rather baffling, myself. I certainly don't mind if others enjoy coloring for fun or relaxation, but I haven't done that sort of coloring since I was maybe nine years old, and the idea just doesn't appeal to me, personally. <shrug>
They'll have _lots_ of artists doing it--5 to 8, they said; necessary in order to have the coloring book ready for release along with the OC II (didn't know that's what they were aiming for, until they told me just now).
I probably get approval of the images--along with all the RH [Random House] editorial/art people. <g> But beyond giving them permission to do it, I theoretically have no particular involvement.
I don't think it's a coincidence that the coloring book will be published on October 27, 2015, the same day that the long-awaited OUTLANDISH COMPANION Volume II comes out.
What about the rest of you? Do you enjoy coloring? Would you buy this OUTLANDER coloring book? Feel free to leave a comment here or on my Outlandish Observations Facebook page.