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. Within the next three years, she wrote and released a dozen 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

5 Lessons on Branding… Which Led to Launching a New Pen Name

When I signed my first contract for a little paranormal romantic comedy short story back in 2008, I didn’t have a clue about branding.  But at least I knew I was completely clueless.  I was ready to be a sponge and absorb all the wisdom I could about the wild and wonderful writing business.  I […]

The Series Addiction

I love reading books in series.  Nalini Singh’s Psi/Changelings, Julia Quinn’s Bridgertons, Julie James’s interlocked contemporaries – I will wait in line to snag the next book in a series I love.  And it looks like I’m not alone.  Conventional wisdom in the world of self-publishing is that your books MUST be in series.  Some […]

Struggling to Be Heard

I have this theory, about the impulse to write, and I’m curious if it holds true for other writers, so please chime in with your take.  Here’s the thing: I think a big chunk of my drive to write comes from a feeling of not being heard.  Trying to communicate and finding either that no […]

Writing Linked Books – Ruby Release Taming the Lion

I love perspectives. We all see through the world through our own filter and when I began writing the Lone Pine Pride series, I knew I wanted each book to not only advance the series arc, but also to show the reader a new perspective on something they’d seen previously from a different angle. It […]

Writers on Film

Last Friday night, my roommate and I were trolling Netflix for something reasonably mindless to watch (it had been one of those days that leaves you three-quarters braindead) and we happened upon a movie entitled Stuck in Love.  Great cast (we’re both suckers for Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly), so we decided to give it […]

Updated Golden Heart & RITA Rules!

Every year prior to conference the RWA National Board meets and makes changes to the contests.  This is the ONLY time such changes can be made because it is the only board meeting when the contest is not actively in session.  The new rules were released following the meeting and I’m sure will soon be […]

Hanging ‘Em Up?

I debated a long time about writing this post.  This blog is about supporting writers and it seemed wrong in a way to write a post about the possibility of giving up a writing career in such a forum, but in the end, I figured it might resonate with some folks, so here we go.  […]

Something Old, Something New: Jaguar’s Kiss Release Day

Writing genre fiction can sometimes be described as trying to write books that are the same, but different.  The books need to be “same” enough for us to establish a brand as an author, same enough for readers to know what they will be getting when they pick up a Vivi Andrews (or Amanda Brice […]

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