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All About Vivi Andrews/Lizzie Shane

Vivi Andrews was born and raised in Alaska, and still lives in the Last Frontier when she isn’t bouncing around the globe. A life-long travel addict, she's lived in nine cities—on two continents and one tropical island—while pursuing her dream of writing romance professionally.

Vivi has been published in paranormal romance since 2009 and has over twenty novels and novellas currently in print. In 2015 she launched her new contemporary romance pen name, Lizzie Shane. She was honored to be nominated for the RITA(R) for Mid-Length Contemporary Romance in 2016 for two of her Lizzie Shane releases.

Vivi is currently hard at work on her next happily-ever-after. For more about her books or the life of a nomadic romance author, you can find her on Facebook, Twitter and at her respective websites: www.viviandrews.com and www.lizzieshane.com.

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Vivi's Fun Facts

Hometown:
Anchorage, Alaska

Age:
35

GH Year(s)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
30+

Genre(s):
Contemporary & Paranormal Romance

Started Writing:
1993

Day Job:
Writing full time (since 2009)

For Fun:
READING. Travel, swimming, watching movies, dancing, hiking, skiing, and a hopeless addiction to Reality Television.

Blog Posts from Vivi

Writing Short – Second Chances Anthology Release Day!

Yesterday, Romance Writers of America released its second anthology – this one entitled Second Chances and featuring seventeen short stories about couples getting a second chance at love.  There are stories from some big names – from J. Kenner to Rachel Hauck – as well as several by authors whose work might be new to […]

Calling All Golden Heart Finalists!

Golden Heart Finalists – Where Are They Now?  The Rubies want to know! Calling all Golden Heart finalists!  Every year since the Rubies finaled in the Golden Heart, we’ve hosted the new Golden Heart classes on our blog leading up to conference.  Now we’d love to catch up with those classes and those that came […]

Attitude is Everything

Do you ever have one of those weeks where it seems like the universe is banging you over the head with a message?  Lately I seem to be having a lot of conversations about attitude and how it can drastically impact our success or lack thereof.  The universe’s barrage on the importance of attitude culminated […]

Let the Countdown Begin!

Happy July!  And you know what that means… in just three weeks two thousand romance authors will be descending on Disney World for the epic awesomeness of the Romance Writers of America National Conference!  Wheeeeeee! The last time conference was at Disney, I wasn’t able to make it, but I was cheering from afar.  (Shout […]

Diversity & Working with a Sensitivity Reader

We live in a diverse world.  If you’re writing romance novels that take place in modern times, the odds are good that your entire cast of characters aren’t going to be carbon copies of one another when it comes to ethnicity and socio-economic background. Which means as a writer you are going to be writing […]

Re-Launching an old Series

If you want to make a career as a writer, you will learn pretty quickly that this business has ups and downs.  You will have months where you think “If I make this much every month, I’ve got it made!” and months where you think “If I make this much every month, I’m totally screwed.”  […]

Writing in Series

I love romance series.  Reading them.  Writing them.  It seems even when I set out intending to write a stand-alone, by the time I get to The End I’ve got a cast of characters I can’t wait to come back to.  The good news if you’re obsessed with writing series?  Series sell.  In the Data […]

Writing at the Edge of Your Comfort Zone

I don’t really love public speaking.  I like to think I’m not bad at it, but it is something I do with sheer determination rather than any sense of delight.  Last weekend, at the marvelous NOLA Written in the Stars conference, I gave two workshops with the lovely and talented Kim Law – with a […]

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