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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

Getting in the Spirit of the Season

Last Christmastime, I was the gym, jogging away on the elliptical (which is my happy place) and idly flipping through the audio for the various TV channels lined up in front of me when I saw the gorgeous Shemar Moore appear on screen to pimp his new (at the time) movie.  He talked about working […]

Are You a “Method” Writer?

Last year I banded together with five awesome contemporary romance authors for the Finding Chris Evans series – a group of linked novellas about one woman’s quest to meet the “Chris Evans” of her dreams and the unintended romantic consequences of her actions as she catapulted several other couples into love before finding her own […]

Get Enthralled by Tamara Hogan’s ENTHRALL ME!

I’ve been a Tamara Hogan fangirl since way back, so when I got the chance to take a sneak peek at the new Underbelly novel and host her release party here at the Ruby blog, I jumped at it faster than you can say sexy vampire lovin’.  ENTHRALL ME, the latest installment of the Underbelly […]

Reminder: Last Chance to Complete a Where Are They Now Survey!

Coming this October and November, the Rubies will be running a series of blogs about previous Golden Heart finalists and where they are now – but we can’t do that without input from the finalists themselves!  So if you’re a Golden Heart finalist and you’d like to be included, please remember to fill out your […]

Writing Short – Second Chances Anthology Release Day!

Yesterday, Romance Writers of America released its second anthology – this one entitled Second Chances and featuring seventeen short stories about couples getting a second chance at love.  There are stories from some big names – from J. Kenner to Rachel Hauck – as well as several by authors whose work might be new to […]

Calling All Golden Heart Finalists!

Golden Heart Finalists – Where Are They Now?  The Rubies want to know! Calling all Golden Heart finalists!  Every year since the Rubies finaled in the Golden Heart, we’ve hosted the new Golden Heart classes on our blog leading up to conference.  Now we’d love to catch up with those classes and those that came […]

Attitude is Everything

Do you ever have one of those weeks where it seems like the universe is banging you over the head with a message?  Lately I seem to be having a lot of conversations about attitude and how it can drastically impact our success or lack thereof.  The universe’s barrage on the importance of attitude culminated […]

Let the Countdown Begin!

Happy July!  And you know what that means… in just three weeks two thousand romance authors will be descending on Disney World for the epic awesomeness of the Romance Writers of America National Conference!  Wheeeeeee! The last time conference was at Disney, I wasn’t able to make it, but I was cheering from afar.  (Shout […]

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