I’ve received letters from readers asking me exactly where Virgin River is. Of course the town the people are completely fictional. But the setting is based on a real placethe mountains of Humboldt County, California.
On a recent trip to Humboldt County, my friend Sharon Lampert took hundreds of pictures meant to give you, my reader, a visual connection. This is the place that I feel, in my imagination, Mel and Jack laughed and played and fell in love. This is the part of the world Paige Lassiter ran to in search of shelter, falling in love with John (Preacher) Middleton. This is where Rick Sudder grew up, where Mike Valenzuela went to heal after being injured in the line of duty at LAPD, where Brie Sheridan went to learn to love again.
And this is the place where you can expect so many stories to come.... Enjoy. I give this to you with heartfelt thanks for visiting Virgin River.