Diana Gabaldon posted the following messages on Twitter last night, in response to several people who were under the impression that Book 8 of the OUTLANDER series (WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD) will be out in December.
"Hey! They just make these dates up, you know. NO official pub date set as yet."In other words, the December 10, 2013, date that has been floating around cyberspace for the last few days is NOT ACCURATE! And neither is the 26 September 2013 date listed on amazon.co.uk. (Diana has complained for many years that Amazon just makes up dates.)
"That was news to me. Random House assured me the date is "still fluid," which is a Good Thing, as I'm not done _writing_ the book."
Until a date shows up on the Random House website (Diana's US publisher), and/or Diana confirms it personally on Compuserve, Facebook, and Twitter, all of these rumored release dates are just that, rumors, and not the real date.
We are still hoping for a Fall 2013 release for WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD, but nothing is set in stone at this point. If and when there is any news about an official release date, I'll post here as soon as I find out. Check my Release Dates FAQ for the most current information.