New Contest! Robyn Carr Invites You to Visit Virgin River
by Robyn Carr author of the Virgin River series from MIRA books.
I’ve received thousands of letters over the past couple of years from readers who ask me, Where is the real Virgin River? Readers want to go there, move there, because the people in this little town are supportive of each other. It disappoints me to have to explain that Virgin River exists only in our hearts and minds. I know some of the reasons my readers love it there—most of the characters have such integrity and honor; they’re stand-up folks who aren’t afraid to get involved when help is needed. But it’s a fictional town nestled into a factual setting; the people are only real when we make them so by our own intentions and deeds.
Of course I get to live there every day; I’m working on the 12th, 13th & 14th Virgin River novels right now, scheduled to be released in January, February and March of 2010, with more to follow. I’ve come to know the kind of person the readers love and want to be close to, the characters who will be drawn to Virgin River. I have learned what kind of character will be drawn to the little town and want to make a home there.
I usually have to tell my readers to unpack those boxes, they’ll never find the place—it’s buried deep in my imagination.
Not this time. Now it’s time to offer my readers a chance to live in Virgin River! Harlequin has created a contest in which the grand prize is becoming a character in one of the 2011 Virgin River novels! So—pack your bags! All you have to do is tell us why you should live there.
Head to BeInVirginRiver.com to enter the contest to become a character in Robyn’s next Virgin River novel! You can also read the first chapter of Robyn’s latest novel in the series, Forbidden Falls.