Diana Gabaldon was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on January 11, 1952 . She has a Ph.D. in Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, a M.S. in Marine Biology, and a B.S. in Zoology. She has worked as a university professor and has written freelance for various magazines and companies such as Walt Disney. She writes the New York Times bestselling Outlander series. In 2014 her title, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, made The New York Times Best Seller List.