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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 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: 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

Behind the Black Moment

As a writer starts to learn her craft, she’ll start hearing certain catch phrases – the inciting incident, the point of no return, the black moment.  Those are the beats, the story moments we have learned are commonly part of satisfying plot arcs. Something will to happen to disrupt our character’s life, they will have to […]

Winter Writing Festival – Check In #3!

  Welcome, welcome, welcome to the third weekly check-in for the Ninth Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival! The festival is going strong and we’re eager to hear how it’s going for you! Are you hitting your goals? Feeling the writing fellowship? Need a pep-talk to get going again? Join us today and check in! […]

Talent vs. Skill

Several years ago, Dr. Carol Dweck, a researcher from Stanford, published a book titled Mindset, in which she discusses how a student’s mindset can impact their success. In her book, she discusses two basic types of mindsets: Fixed and Growth. In a fixed mindset, qualities such as intelligence, charisma, and virtue are all set traits. […]

New Year, New Dream

Happy New Year! Do you have things you want to accomplish in 2019?  Reading goals?  Writing goals?  Life goals? I love a new year – the chance to restart a challenge to ourselves that we may have fallen short of completing in the past, the opportunity to renew our dedication, reassess and see where we […]

My Second Favorite Word

Like many writers, I love words, and when I started pursuing publication yes quickly became my favorite word.  Yes, I like your pages. Yes, you are a Golden Heart Finalist.  Yes, I want to represent you.  Yes, I want to publish your book.  Yes, you are number one in the kindle store.  That yes feeling is a […]

The Ingredients of a Christmas Romance

Romances have often been accused of being formulaic, and Christmas romances?  Oh baby, those might be the most formulaic of all – but I still devour them every holiday season, both in book form and on the Hallmark Countdown to Christmas.  And I am certainly not the only one.  Those suckers are successful because they […]

POV for Beginners, Part 2

Yesterday we began our discussion of POV with a look into Third Person (Limited & Omniscient) and Second Person.  Today I’d like to delve into the one that has been giving me fits as I attempt to master it – First Person.  I recommend you catch yesterday’s blog, but as a quick refresher, point of […]

Point-Of-View for Beginners, Part 1

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about point of view (or POV as you will often see it abbreviated).  I was recently asked to write a book in a point of view that is not my usual (first person rather than third) and it has been a challenge, but also made me hyper conscious of […]

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