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Author Diana Gabaldon “I 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.” – Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

Sigh. I wish I’d written this quote. I’m a fan of Diana Gabaldon’s books, and had the good fortune to be in Edinburgh in 2009 when she was speaking at The Gathering.

Many of the attendees at that event sprawled on the hillside listening to Celtic musical performers and wandered through the tents set up by the various Scottish Clans. I, too, heard many of the musical acts, visited the Irvine/Irwin tent, and even spotted Prince Charles walking about with his bodyguards.

But the highlight of The Gathering for me was listening to author Diana Gabaldon talk about her writing, books, and central characters: Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser.

After her talk, I was also able to meet her and have her autograph several of her books for me. The quickly-snapped photo shown here is of Diana. She, I assure you, is much lovelier in person.

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