Two of the best-selling series in modern fiction have used the Pacific Northwest as the setting. Both the Twilight and Fifty Shades series have used the area for their fictional characters to meet and fall in love. Why is this? Perhaps the writers of these series find the concept of isolation in the woods so idyllic that the upper-left corner of the country becomes the prime place for a romance. Maybe the fanciful trysts of these works of fiction will lead to the rise of tourism of young couples on amorous getaways.
And it is in the realm of possibility that more writers will use the Washington/Oregon area as a locale for their fiction after the huge success of these two series. One can only hope, though, that the Northwest will not be pigeonholed as a place for bizarre romances in the wooden landscape. The Pacific Northwest with its temperate climate and natural beauty can suit many stories, regardless of genre. So a list has been compiled to show off some of the greater works of fiction that can be written when using the waterlogged North as a muse.