Hi All! Wonderful Writers is a weekly segment that comes out every Wednesday! Every week I spotlight and discuss one of my favorite authors, books by them, and talk about their writing styles and such. I hope you’ll enjoy. Feel free to participate as well by writing your own post and as always you are welcome to use the meme/pic if you’d like (just remember to credit me).
About: Diana Gabaldon is an American author, known best for the Outlander series, which has been adapted into a TV show on Starz in 2014. She is also the author of the Lord John series which center on Lord John Grey, a recurring secondary character in her Outlander series. Her books are a mixture of many genres including historical fiction, romance, and science fiction/fantasy.
What I’ve Read (So Far):
- Outlander 1-2
Why She’s a Wonderful Writer:
I just started the Outlander series last year in anticipation of the TV adaptation, even though it had been sitting in my TBR pile for a long time. Needless to say, I could have kicked myself for not reading these books much sooner. I started getting into reading historical fiction when I was in high school and now I love the genre. Reading books that are part fiction and part actual historical events just fascinate me.
I think one of the main reasons that this particular series and Gabaldon’s writing stands out to me among other books in this genre is her attention to detail. I can get a real sense of the time period and events that occurred without feeling like too much information is thrown at me at one time. Whenever I read her books I feel that I have time traveled to that place as well. Another plus is the detail in scenery, which paints the landscapes before my eyes and that you can feel a real connection to the characters. I also enjoy the fantasy and adventure aspect that make you feel like you’re going on a great journey.
Have you read any of Gabaldon’s novels or stories? If so, comment below with your favorite and explain why.