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: and

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Vivi's Fun Facts

Anchorage, Alaska


GH Year(s)

Completed Manuscript(s)

Contemporary & Paranormal Romance

Started Writing:

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

Goals: Do You NaNo?

It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time to talk goals moving into November!  And as many writers know, November is NaNo Month. One of the questions you get asked a lot as a writer is how you do it.  How do you finish the book, how do you get published, how do […]

Throwback Thursday: I Knew Nothing, Jon Snow

Welcome to Throwback Thursdays, the day when we look back.  Sometimes this may mean laughing over old covers or sharing books that STILL make us sigh twenty years later.  On some Thursdays we may repost old blogs that have (or haven’t) aged well as the industry changed around us, but today I’m taking a stroll […]

Ruby Reboot – Launching September 2nd!

Hear ye! Hear ye!  The Rubies have something new up our sleeve!  For the last few weeks we’ve been putting our heads together to consider what this blog has been in the last ten years and what we would like it to be in the future – and we’ve come up with a plan!   Introducing: […]

Congratulations, Omegas!

Today’s the day!  The end of an era.  The final Golden Heart Awards ceremony will be held today at 12:15pm Eastern and if you want to follow along at home, you can stream the ceremony at!  Congratulations to all the Omegas!  Enjoy this moment!  You earned it!  And here’s wishing you an incredible conference […]

Christmas in July

Hello, Team Ruby!  I don’t want to steal the Omega thunder – have you been reading these posts?  I love learning about this fabulous Golden Heart class! – but since this screaming good deal is time sensitive I wanted to sneak in a weekend post to let you guys know about it.   It’s Christmas in […]

Endings and Fan Ownership

Ever since the finale of Game of Thrones (and to a lesser extent Avengers: Endgame), I’ve been thinking about endings.  About what makes a satisfying one – and also whether it is even possible for a franchise that built itself around the shocking and unexpected to have a satisfying ending.  See, here’s the thing.  To […]

Calculated Risk

First off, let me start of by saying that as I am writing this I have not yet seen Avengers: Endgame – so there will be NO SPOILERS. (Though I may spoil Infinity War somewhat.)  I’m not here to talk about Endgame plot wise.  I’m here to talk about it’s impact.  It’s effect.  And the […]

Mini-Bucket Lists

A few days ago, the notebook where I jot down random ideas broke.  Or, to be more precise, the cover tore in half, the binding snapped, and it more or less exploded paper all over the inside of my bag.  Not great for my organization, but it did help me trip across a list I […]

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