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Publishing Milestone! THE COUNTRY GUESTHOUSE is Robyn Carr’s 50th book published by Harlequin!

on January 7, 2020

Here’s the Jan. 2020 letter from Harlequin to authors receiving milestone recognitions:

At Harlequin, our authors are at the center of everything we do. When an author’s debut novel is released or a milestone number of books published by Harlequin is reached, it gives us reason to celebrate, too. Your successes are our successes.  We respect the creativity and commitment required to create a story that connects with readers—so when a new accomplishment is achieved we applaud the ongoing dedication to craft. Congratulations to each of you!  We are thrilled about your milestones and are delighted to be part of them.

Brent Lewis
Vice-President and Publisher
Harlequin Brand Group
Loriana Sacilotto
Vice-President and Publisher
Harlequin Trade Publishing

Netflix Virgin River Series BIG NEWS!

on December 20, 2019

Netflix announces that Season 2 of the Virgin River Series, based on books by Robyn Carr, will be released in 2020!

Here’s what Robyn Carr had to say in WashingtonPost.com interview:

“It’s so exciting to be a part of the romance genre movement taking place in Hollywood.”

“It’s beyond anything I could have imagined.”

“I’ve been telling my readers to think of it as a brand new ‘Virgin River’ adventure with your favorite characters.”

ROBYN CARR’S VIRGIN RIVER SERIES PREMIERES ON NETFLIX DECEMBER 6, 2019

on November 8, 2019

Today Netflix revealed December 6, 2019, as the global premiere date for #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr’s ten-episode Virgin River series.

Virgin River is one of Carr’s most beloved contemporary romance series, having sold more than 13 million copies worldwide across twenty books, and MIRA Books has beautifully repackaged it for the Netflix release.

The cast includes Alexandra Breckenridge (This Is Us, The Walking Dead), Martin Henderson (Grey’s Anatomy, Miracles from Heaven), Tim Matheson (The Affair, The Good Fight) and Annette O’Toole (Smallville, Marvel’s The Punisher). Sue Tenney (Cedar Cove, 7th Heaven) is attached as showrunner and executive producer, with Jocelyn Freid, Chris Perry and Roma Roth as executive producers.

In Virgin River, Melinda Monroe (Breckenridge) answers an ad to work as a nurse practitioner in the remote California town of Virgin River, thinking it will be the perfect place to start fresh and leave her painful memories behind. But she soon discovers that small-town living isn’t quite as simple as she expected and she must learn to heal herself before she can truly make Virgin River her home.

Carr says, “I always thought the Virgin River series would make a good television series, and I’m so excited that twelve years after the publication of the first novel, I’ll be celebrating by watching my characters come to life. I truly believe that the world needs more uplifting romance and I know the show will leave viewers feeling just as uplifted and fulfilled as my books have.”

Please visit the Virgin River Netflix page to add to your viewing “My List” or to subscribe.

on September 27, 2019

Virgin River on Netflix!

NETFLIX ORDERS TWO FEMALE-LED DRAMATIC SERIES, VIRGIN RIVER AND SWEET MAGNOLIAS

Hollywood, Calif. – September 27, 2018 — Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announces two new scripted drama series, Virgin River and Sweet Magnolias.  Both shows are based on best-selling romance novel collections that follow the lives of female protagonists.  Read more at https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/netflix-targets-hallmark-pair-romance-drama-series-orders-1147537

VIRGIN RIVER

  • Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of Virgin River, a contemporary romance based on the beloved Harlequin book series that took author Robyn Carr to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. There are now twenty books in the Virgin River series, and together they have sold more than 13 million copies.  Virgin River was named to The HarperCollins 200 list, which celebrates 200 iconic books of the past 200 years.
  • Melinda Monroe answers an ad to work as a nurse practitioner in the remote California town of Virgin River thinking it will be the perfect place to start fresh and leave her painful memories behind. But she soon discovers that small-town living isn’t quite as simple as she expected and that she must learn to heal herself before she can truly make Virgin River her home.
  • Reel World Management and Roma Roth are producing the series for Netflix.
  • Sue Tenney will serve as showrunner and executive producer.
  • Roma Roth and Chris Perry will executive produce.
  • The show will start production later this year.

#1 New York Times bestselling author, Robyn Carr, to be inducted into Nevada Writers Hall of Fame November 7, 2019.

on September 18, 2019

On Sept. 18, 2019

The University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno is pleased to announce the 32nd Annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame honorees: #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr is the 2019 Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductee, and Caleb S. Cage will receive the Silver Pen award.

In celebration of this year’s honorees, the University Libraries invites literary enthusiasts to join us for An Evening with Robyn Carr and Caleb S. Cage on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Reno Renaissance Hotel, Downtown Reno located at One South Lake Street. Tickets are on sale now and space is limited.

“The Nevada Writers Hall of Fame is a time to celebrate the works of Nevada authors,” Dean of University Libraries and Teaching & Learning Technologies, Kathlin Ray said. “Robyn’s historical and contemporary romance novels, as well as her suspense novel, non-fiction work, short stories, articles and even screenplays demonstrate she is well worth celebrating! We look forward to honoring the many contributions Robyn has made to further strengthen Nevada’s rich and vibrant literary landscape.”

Adding to the excitement of this year’s event, Netflix has announced it is currently producing a 10-episode series based on Robyn’s Virgin River series. It is set to premiere in late 2019 or early 2020.

“I’m completely honored and humbled by this prestigious award,” 32nd annual Nevada Writers Hall of Fame inductee Robyn Carr said. “It is an honor and a thrill to be inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. Regardless of their setting, all my stories start in Nevada, the state where I’ve made my home for so many years and the place that continues to inspire me as a writer and storyteller every day. To be recognized and celebrated as a Nevada writer truly means the world to me.”

(Press release from NEVADA Today)

The HarperCollins 200

on November 3, 2017

March 26, 2017

It’s HarperCollins 200th anniversary and they asked booksellers and librarians from around the world to help create this collection of 200 iconic HarperCollins titles—beloved books that have inspired, informed, entertained, and endured. To my utter amazement, VIRGIN RIVER made the list! I so LOVE looking at this list! To be on the same list with THE BIBLE, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and WUTHERING HEIGHTS is amazing! Follow the link to see if your favorite books on this list.
http://200.hc.com/the-harpercollins-200/virgin-river/#page-content