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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 paranormal novels and novellas currently available. In 2015 she launched her new contemporary romance pen name, Lizzie Shane, and has since added a dozen contemporary titles to her body of work. She has been honored to have three of her books final for the RITA(R) Award for Best Contemporary Romance.

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

Taking Control of Your Marketing

I love podcasts.  I know. That’s probably not how you thought a blog talking about marketing would begin, but I am a podcast nerd. Now you know.  The thing is, I’m not a marketing person.  I don’t excel at predicting or creating trends.  I’m not good at selling myself.  The business side of this business […]

The Fame Game

“Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” ―Henry David Thoreau, Walden If you’ve met me or read any of my books, you’ve probably already figured out that fame fascinates me.  The entire idea of celebrity culture is something I find bizarrely intriguing.  I think it’s something about the dichotomy between image and truth […]

Are You GDPR Ready?

Next Friday a new data-protection law goes into effect in the EU.  Why should you care?  Because all EU citizens are protected under it and if you collect data (read as: have the email address on your author mailing list) of an EU citizen, you need to make sure you are GDPR compliant.  Now, whenever […]

Travel Inspiration

Do you travel for inspiration? I love travel.  In recent years, in the interest of frugality and my starving-artist state, I’ve cut back on a lot of my more adventurous (read as: expensive) trips, but I recently came to the apex of that pendulum swing toward penny pinching and started swinging back toward the center […]

The Value of Another Pair of Eyes

So you finished your first draft… WHEEEEEEEE!!!  Pop the champagne!  Read that book you’ve been saving!  Dive into your stash of Dove chocolate!  Celebrate that moment!  Make sure you are reminding yourself how huge that accomplishment is and how amazing you are – don’t forget to revel in the moment!  But then, the next day […]

Finishing the Damn Book

Do you know that feeling when unfinished tasks plague you and you feel like you’re haunted by the things you haven’t completed?  Turns out there’s a scientific reason for that.  It’s called the Zeigarnik effect.  Psychologist Bluma Zeigarnik noted that waiters could remember orders in incredible detail, but as soon as they completed the task […]

Digging Yourself Out

I’m from Alaska, which means every winter I see someone slide into ditch or a snowbank.  Sometimes the snow and ice just win (especially if you aren’t paying attention to conditions or don’t know how to drive in them).  Similarly, there comes a time in every writer’s life when their manuscript goes into the ditch, […]

Striving for a Personal Best – The Olympics!

I love the Olympics.  Not for the thirty minutes of human interest packages you get for every ninety seconds of actual sports.  Not for the national pride of chanting “U-S-A” or hearing the national anthem or counting how many medals we have versus other countries.  None of that stuff has ever mattered to me – which […]

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