iana J. Gabaldon was born January 11, 1952 in Arizona, the daughter of Jacqueline Sykes and Tony Gabaldon (1931â€“1998), an 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.Gabaldon is an American author, known for the Outlander series of novels. Her books merge multiple genres, featuring elements of historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure and science fiction/fantasy. A television adaptation of the novels called Outlander premiered on Starz in 2014.
Gabaldon was the founding editor of Science Software Quarterly in 1984 while employed at the Center for Environmental Studies at Arizona State University. During the mid-1980s, Gabaldon wrote software reviews and technical articles for computer publications, as well as popular-science articles and comic books for the Walt Disney Company. She was a professor with an expertise in scientific computation at ASU for 12 years before leaving to write full-time.
â€œI stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower's stem.â€
â€œDon't be afraid. There's the two of us now.â€
â€œI can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have.â€
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