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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 Through the Suck

There are times in every writer’s life when life gets in the way. (Like when you have seven million obligations during the holidays.) Then there are the times when the stars are perfectly aligned–you have a writers’ retreat or you’ve carved out an entire week just for writing or the husband has taken the kids […]

The Day It All Began…

Do you remember the first day you sat down to write a story? The moment when you went from being an aspiring writer or someone who sometimes thought about writing to actually becoming a writer? How old were you? Ten? Thirty? Sixty-five? I think whenever and however we sit down to do it, there is […]

5 Tips for a Successful Multi-Author Collaboration

A few months ago, fellow Ruby Liz Bemis and I went out for a night of country music and mechanical bull riding (as you do).  Midway through our margaritas, Liz told me a story about the awesome author goddess Erin McCarthy getting mixed up with another Erin McCarthy and a similar event in Liz’s own […]

Fangirl Friday

Happy Friday!  Next week we’ll be changing it up with a new Friday feature, but this week we’re having one last Fangirl Friday – our chance to talk about book deals, new books, and books we’re newly discovering.  No new Ruby releases this week, but I do have a book coming this Tuesday.  Always a […]

Shine Theory

So I may have mentioned a few weeks ago that I love the Olympics.  They can be examples of some of the most beautiful human moments – and not just the victories.  From the two runners who became iconic for helping one another across the finish line to the swimmer who gushed excitedly (in Chinese) […]

How Writing is Like the Olympics

I love the Olympics.  It isn’t just watching the greatest of each sport do what they do (though that’s definitely fun too) – it’s seeing the athletes who don’t necessarily expect to come home with the gold (or even the bronze, or even necessarily make it to the finals) put everything they have into an […]

Validation

Last week, you may have heard it was the Romance Writers of America annual conference in San Diego.  Two thousand writers converged on the Marina Marriott Marquis and discussed all things romance (sometimes while lingering by the gorgeous pool and getting sunburned over mojitos).  The workshops were informative, “imposter syndrome” became the catch-phrase of the […]

Fangirl Friday – May 6th Edition

Happy Fangirl Friday!  The day when we gush about new books and give you a heads-up on great deals.  As always, feel free to share your own book news (releases & sales!) in the comments but please be courteous and do not repeatedly re-post the same material.  Thank you!  And now… to the BOOKS! New […]

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