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

Name That Ruby

A few weeks back, Liz Talley and Kim Law did a post in which they invited us to guess which paragraphs had been written by each of them.  It was a fascinating exercise in the power of voice.  Your voice as a writer makes you distinctive and keeps readers coming back for more.  For many […]

Winter Writing Festival: Check-In #1

It’s that time, boys and girls!  Our first Check-in!  Time to pony up to how you did during the first week of the Fourth Annual Ruby Winter Writing Festival.  Did you make your goals?  Surpass them?  Fall short? Did you discover the fierce productivity of the sprints in the chatroom? Tell us how you did […]

Writing Resolutions

Another year is drawing to a close. This always seems to be a natural time to take stock of how far we’ve come in the last twelve months and make resolutions for the next twelve.  For the next year (or next few weeks until our resolve gets swallowed up by real life) we’re all going […]

Promo: How Much Do You Share?

Maybe I’ve been watching too much baseball lately, but you know what I think we need in writing?  Coaches.  I want a promo coach.  Someone to help me improve my swing and give me the confidence to dig in for each at bat. I’m not a good salesman.  Recently, at my cousin’s birthday dinner a […]

Ruby Release: Tempt Me by Tamara Hogan!

I was hooked on the Underbelly world from book one, so when our own Tamara Hogan offered to let me read Tempt Me (Bailey and Rafe’s story! Squeee!!!) before it came out, the answer was a no-brainer.  I had high expectations for this book and it did NOT disappoint.  In fact, Ms. Hogan has raised […]

Ruby Debut Release: Place Your Betts by Katie Graykowski

A while back, I was talking to our own Katie Graykowski about one of her blog posts, telling her that I couldn’t wait until I could read an entire book written in her marvelously irreverent voice.  Lucky for me, she took my (not so subtle) hint and sent me Place Your Betts to read.  It […]

What If?

A few weeks ago, while I was visiting a friend in China, I sat down with a couple of young aspiring writers to answer their questions about what it was like to be an author.  The first question is one I think most authors are asked (ad nauseum): Where do you get your ideas? I […]

Playing Favorites

There’s this great moment in the movie Wimbledon (which seemed topical at the moment since the famous tennis fortnight is happening as I write this). In the movie the agent representing both players in the final says he can’t say who he’s rooting for because picking one client over another is like picking a favorite […]

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