Lizzie Shane was born in Alaska, to a pair of Hawaii transplants, and grew up with the extremes of the 49th and 50th States. After graduating from Northwestern University (Go Cats!), she began trying to “make it” as a fiction writer while also exploring the world. She has written her way through all fifty states and over fifty countries.
In 2009, Lizzie began writing paranormal romance for a small independent press under the pen name Vivi Andrews. Though she also won Romance Writers of America’s® Golden Heart Award that year for contemporary romance, it would be several more years before she published her first contemporary release, Marrying Mister Perfect, featuring love behind the scenes in reality television.
In 2016 she was honored to be a double finalist for the Romance Writers of America® RITA Award for both Romancing Miss Right and Falling for Mister Wrong. She was honored again when Always a Bridesmaid was named as a 2017 RITA® finalist, and when All He Wants for Christmas was awarded VRW’s 2018 Holt Medallion–but her favorite claim to “fame” is that she lost on Jeopardy!
Lizzie now writes the Pine Hollow small-town rom-com series with Grand Central/Forever Publishing – where every happily-ever-after begins with adopting an adorable rescue dog. She also writes sweet romance for Hallmark Publishing, the publishing arm of the Hallmark Channel.
Lizzie Shane is represented by Michelle Grajkowski of Three Seas Literary Agency.
Recently, Lizzie had the delight of chatting with some lovely podcasters. Catch her on the Hallmarkies Podcast, What to Read Next and the Hallmark Book Club Podcast, where she discusses A Royal Christmas Wish and The Twelve Dogs of Christmas!