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Tickets going fast for June 18 Diana Galbadon Book Rap at the National Press Club

December 3, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Diana Gabaldon, author of the popular Outlander series, plans to discuss the next book in the series, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Click here to register. All attendees must have a ticket. More than 150 people purchased tickets for the event as soon within one day of the author posting the information to her website.

This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. Books must be purchased through the NPC. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. The Club-member admission fee is waived with a pre-ordered copy of the book, an option that appears on the ticket form. Limit one member-priced ticket per Club member.

In her now classic novel Outlander, Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels. CNN has called it “a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].” Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.

1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.

The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in 20th-Century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.