Arizona state senator from Flagstaff for sixteen years and later a supervisor of Coconino County. Her father was of Mexican ancestry, and her mother was of English descent. She was a professor with an expertise in scientific computation at Cross stitch by diana gabaldon pdf for 12 years before leaving to write full-time.
In 1988, Gabaldon decided to write a novel for “practice, just to learn how” and with no intention to show it to anyone. James Fraser, and for her novel’s mid-18th century Scotland setting. Gabaldon decided to have “an Englishwoman to play-off all these kilted Scotsmen,” but her female character “took over the story and began telling it herself, making smart-ass modern remarks about everything. Writing the novel at a time “when the World Wide Web didn’t exist,” she did her research “the old-fashioned way, by herself, through books. Her first book deal was for a trilogy, the first novel plus two then-unwritten sequels. American publisher said it “sounded too much like embroidery” and wanted a more “adventurous” title.
When her second book was finished, Gabaldon resigned her faculty position at Arizona State University to become a full-time author. 20th-century nurse Claire Randall, who time travels to 18th-century Scotland and finds adventure and romance with the dashing James Fraser. US on August 9, 2014. Gabaldon’s books “are in demand in 24 countries in 19 languages,” and that the author “continues to churn out one bestseller after another. By 2012 her novels had been published in 27 countries and 24 languages. Hardcover Fiction Best-Seller List in 2003.