All About Vivi Andrews

Vivi Andrews was born and raised in Alaska, and still lives in the Last Frontier when she isn’t bouncing around the globe. After graduating from Northwestern University, Vivi tested out a variety of careers—from the movie industry to accounting—but kept coming back to her first two loves, writing and travel. She lived in nine cities—on two continents and one tropical island—while pursuing her dream of writing romance professionally.

In 2009, Vivi won the Golden Heart Award, presented by the Romance Writers of America®, and her debut novella, The Ghost Shrink, the Accidental Gigolo & the Poltergeist Accountant, hit the digital shelves. Since then, Vivi has written and released over twenty paranormal romance novels & novellas, including the popular Serengeti Shifters series.

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, please visit her blog Ramblings from the Road, email or stop by her website

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Vivi's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Arctic Ruby

Anchorage, Alaska


GH Year(s)

Completed Manuscript(s)

Contemporary & Paranormal Romance

Started Writing:

Day Job:
Writing full time (since 4/2009)

For Fun:
READING. Travel, swimming, watching movies, dancing, hiking, skiing, and a recent addiction to Wii Sports.

Blog Posts from Vivi

Tis the Season for Reading!

Happy Thanksgiving (a few days early)!  I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge sucker for holiday traditions.  Right now I’m off over the river (Pacific Ocean) and through the woods (rain forest) to my grandmother’s house to begin the holiday merry-go-round.  I know it may be early to be talking about Christmas, but […]

Show & Tell – Cover Similarities

In this era of stock art, cover similarities seem to be popping up more and more often.  You want your cover to have a certain feel… and so do authors of similar books, so there are bound to be some accidental crossovers.  In some cases, it might actually be a good thing (your cover will […]

In Case You Missed It – Nationals Videos Online

Were you unable to make it to the RWA National Conference in New York this year?  Did you get caught in a meeting or sleeping in after a fancy publisher party or running out to catch a Broadway show and you missed some parts?  This year, whether you were there in the ballroom or not, […]

Birthdays, Books and Other Milestones

Last month at the RWA Annual General Meeting, the Board announced that they will soon be offering milestone pins so members can celebrate on their lanyards the achievement of publishing their first, fifth, tenth, twenty-fifth, fiftieth and hundredth books.  Cool idea, eh? At that moment, sitting in the Broadway Ballroom, I realized I had no […]

Protecting the Joy

Conference is officially over for another year.  Writers are headed back to their computers, recharged and ready to write again–or lingering in New York for a few more days of sight seeing before getting our butts back into those chairs. I’m still recovering from my post-conference coma, but I wanted to take this chance to […]

Can’t Be at Nationals? Tune in to the Awards Ceremony Live!

It’s conference week!  Today over two thousand member of Romance Writers of America are packing their bags and descending on New York City for the annual National Conference–or, like me, they’ve already arrived and are cramming in a few days of touristing before the insanity of conference begins.  For those who’ve never been, it’s four […]

How to Eat in NYC Without Breaking the Bank

This year the Romance Writers of America National Conference is in Manhattan and we all know New York City is notoriously expensive.  If you want to eat there without paying $25 bucks a plate or taking a chance on street meat, it can be a challenge.  Luckily, I have some insider tips to keep your […]

The Validation Addiction

I love that pat on the back. I can’t help it. And I’m betting I’m not the only one.  Being told we’re good at something can feel like a drug, the rush is so good. Who doesn’t love being praised for a job well done? Being told how awesome and valuable we are? Personally, I […]

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