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: and

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Vivi's Fun Facts

Anchorage, Alaska


GH Year(s)

Completed Manuscript(s)

Contemporary & Paranormal Romance

Started Writing:

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

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 […]

Week Two Check-In for the Winter Writing Festival!

The Eighth Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival is going strong, with the Ruby Sisters and dozens of writing cohorts writing their fingers to the bone! As of yesterday we have officially completed our SECOND FULL WEEK, so today it’s check in time! If you’re reading this on the Festival website (the blue site), […]

The Writer’s High

You know that feeling, when you’re in the zone and the words are flowing and something a little bit magical happens, when it feels like the story takes over and you’re just the vessel it flows through?  Your awareness of your body fades away.  You forget to be hungry.  Or tired.  Or care about the […]

Welcome to 2018!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2018!!!  Eights have always been lucky for me, so I’m hoping this is a sign of an amazing year to come.  I can’t wait for the Olympics, I’m pumped about the Ruby Writing Festival (starting in less than two weeks!!!), and I’m busting with optimism for a GREAT year […]

The Illusion of Success

It’s the holiday season, which for many of us means gathering with family and friends… which, for many of us, means hearing that lovely question, “How’s the writing going?”  (Is anyone else out there groaning at the thought?) I’ve been a confessed writer for about a decade now and in all that time, I don’t […]

Take Aways from the Where Are They Now Golden Heart Posts

Today, the Golden Heart contest opens for entries.  This is your moment, aspiring romance authors!  And if you need some extra motivation or reasons to enter, check out our Where Are They Now posts.  For the last two months, we interviewed a number of Golden Heart finalists from yesteryear in our Golden Heart: Where Are […]

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