There's a LOT to absorb in the OC II, and I think OUTLANDER fans everywhere will find that it was worth waiting for. I'm delighted to be able to add it to my collection at long last!
I'm thrilled to see that my name was mentioned twice in this book.
First, in the Cast of Characters section, referring to a character in THE SCOTTISH PRISONER who was named for me:
Keren-happuch -- A Welsh kitchen maid employed at Helwater, who carries a message from Jamie to Betty. (A Real Person, named in compliment to my friend Karen Henry, Queen of the Nitpickers.) [SP]And also in the Acknowledgements at the end of the book:
...Karen Henry, Chief of Eyeball-Numbing Nitpickery, who kindly read all of the manuscript pieces for this book, with the exception of the "Cast of Characters" (only Kathy the copy editor had the guts to deal with that one). Her catches and suggestions saved me innumerable hours in the later phases of copyediting and proofreading.That phrase, "Chief of Eyeball-Numbing Nitpickery", makes me laugh, but it's really very apt. Thank you, Diana!! The effort was totally worth it, and I'm so glad I was able to help!
Looking for more information about either of these books?
- Diana Gabaldon gave a detailed description of the OUTLANDISH COMPANION Volume Two in an interview with the Poisoned Pen on October 11, 2015. You can see the video here. The part about the OC II starts at about 11:19 into the video, but the whole interview is worth watching.
- For information about both of the OUTLANDISH COMPANION books, including the all-new Volume 2, see my OUTLANDISH COMPANION FAQ page.
- For more details about the Official OUTLANDER Coloring Book, look here.
Finally, just a reminder that an autographed hardcover copy of the OUTLANDISH COMPANION Volume Two is one of the possible prizes available to winners of the Droughtlander Photo Contest! Look here for details. Contest ends at midnight Eastern Time on Saturday, November 7.