|Date of Birth:||January 11, 1952|
Diana J. Gabaldon, Ph.D., D.H.L. (pronounced “GAA-bull-dohn” rhymes with “stone”) was born January 11, 1952 and is an American author, best known for the Outlander Book Series. Her books contain elements of romantic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, adventure, and science fiction.
 Outlander Series
She started writing the Outlander series in 1991 and has continued through six more New York Times best-selling novels, with nineteen million copies in print worldwide.
The series is published in 26 countries and 23 languages, and includes a non-fiction companion volume, THE OUTLANDISH COMPANION, which provides details on the settings, background, characters, research, and writing of the novels.
Returning to her comic-book roots, she has also written a graphic novel titled THE EXILE,set within the OUTLANDER universe and featuring the main characters from OUTLANDER. The graphic novel is illustrated by Hoang Nguyen, published by Del-Rey.
 Personal Life
Dr. Gabaldon holds three degrees in science: Zoology, Marine Biology, and Quantitative Behavioural Ecology, (plus an honorary degree as Doctor of Humane Letters. She was a university professor with an expertise in scientific computation before beginning to write fiction and has written scientific articles and textbooks. As well as being a contributing editor on the MacMillan ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COMPUTERS, she founded the scientific-computation journal SCIENCE SOFTWARE QUARTERLY, and has written numerous comic-book scripts for Walt Disney.
She and her husband, Douglas Watkins, have three adult children and live mostly in Scottsdale, Arizona.