Outlander author Diana Gabaldon may be known globally for creating the historical fantasy series which features Highland warrior Jamie Fraser and time-travelling nurse Claire Fraser.

However, alongside her Outlander books, Gabaldon has written various novellas, scholarly papers and comic books.

Whilst answering fan questions on social media, the 71-year-old American revealed that she had written a total of seventeen novels, including nine of the Outlander saga, four Lord John books, two ‘Outlandish Companions’, one graphic novel and ‘a shortish e-book’.

She then went on to add: “I have a number of novellas–and actually, I’d forgotten to list SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL, and A TRAIL OF FIRE, and VIRGINS, all of which are books (though the latter two are only published in the UK.”

She also revealed that pre-Outlander success, she dabbled with writing Disney comics. Answering a fan that questioned: “Also, havet you written a bunch of comic books and scholarly papers?”

She said: “Well, yeah, but I don’t figure most people are interested in what I did pre-Outlander.”

Continuing: “Back in the late 70’s, I wrote Disney comics (not as a job; just freelance): Donald Duck (and the nephews), Uncle Scrooge, Mickey Mouse, etc.”

Many were quick to share their shock at the news.

One fan retorted: “Now I’m on a mission to find these comics! I own all of your books, need to complete my collection”

Another wrote: “That’s awesome! I had no idea”

It comes as Gabaldon confirmed Outlander is to print 10,000 extra copies as fanbase expected boom further

Best-selling author Gabaldon announced the exciting news on Twitter over the weekend. The 71-year-old was met with floods of support at the prospect of extending the colossal fanbase even further with even more books in circulation.

The tweet read: “Nice bit of news from publisher: ‘…we will be going back to press on the trade paperback edition of Outlander. This will be our 56th printing, with 10,000 new copies, for a total of 782,964 copies in print. Congratulations!’ (‘trade paperback’ is the large one)”

Source: scottishdailyexpress.co.uk

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