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About Me

My name is Karen Henry. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. I discovered the OUTLANDER books in November, 2006, and I quickly became thoroughly addicted.

In September, 2008, I was delighted to be named a Section Leader in Diana Gabaldon's section of the Compuserve Books and Writers Community (now For more information on what that involves, look here.

Those of you who have read AN ECHO IN THE BONE may have noticed that I'm mentioned in the Acknowledgments section in the beginning:
"Karen Henry, Czarina of Traffic, who keeps my folder in the Compuserve Books and Writers Community tidy and the inhabitants diplomatically herded."
I was so thrilled to see my name in the book!  And that phrase, "Czarina of Traffic", always makes me laugh.

I'm also mentioned in the Acknowledgements to THE SCOTTISH PRISONER, and the character of "Keren-happuch" is named after me.  (She does not, however, resemble me at all in terms of personality!)

To my surprise and delight, the e-book edition of Diana Gabaldon's novella, "The Custom of the Army", is dedicated to me!  It reads, "This story is for Karen Henry, Aedile Curule, and Chief Bumblebee-Herder."  (Both titles refer to my role on Compuserve.)

About This Blog

I started Outlandish Observations in order to provide a central repository of OUTLANDER-related news and information. I try to keep it as up-to-date as possible, so please check back frequently for the latest updates.

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