This 2017 Droughtlander has us all hanging by a teeny, tiny thread. Obsessenachs around the globe are trying to pass the time to the September premiere by: • re-watching, • re-reading, • looking for other time-worthy books, • hanging with the cast, • celebrating World Outlander Day, and • swigging every last dram on social media, desperate for any Season 3 tidbits […]
About Karen Rutledge
I’m an Obsessenach who found Outlander through the STARZ TV show in 2016 after living under a graduate school rock during Season 1 and most of 2. I binged and began making my way through Diana Gabaldon’s captivating books which have what every good story needs – compelling characters, intrigue, danger, passion, plot twists and kilts. I fell in love - fast and hard - and, as new love often does, it inspired transformation. Amazingly, the stars aligned to support a course change and I left a longtime corporate gig, was accepted into the Outlander Cast fanmily and moved from the US Southwest to the East Coast. I now have time for exercise (highly recommend My Peak Challenge), to explore creative pursuits, travel and spend time with my growing family and friends. My love and thanks go out to all these lovely people who kindly tolerate my obsession and support my new goal – find creative ways to help make the world a better place to live.
Diana Gabaldon makes reference to “trust” more than 60 times in the first two books of the Outlander series alone. (Trust me, I used Kindle Search to count.) It appears in all manner of references, like this simple-yet-powerful declaration Jamie makes to Claire in Outlander:“I decided to trust you instead.” Considering that trust is defined […]
Depending on the moment, our Outlander hero Jamie Fraser has been called many things — outlaw by those on both sides of the Jacobite cause, laird by the tenants he so lovingly serves, and, by Claire, the love of my life. Here in the 21st Century, many of us — including the writers of the Outlander […]