Lizzie Shane was born in Alaska, to a pair of Hawaii transplants, and grew up with the extremes of the 49th and 50th States. As a lifelong movie lover, she decided, after graduating from Northwestern University, to try her hand in the entertainment industry–an attempt which lasted about five seconds. Following her brief and ill-advised jaunt into Showbiz, Lizzie began traveling extensively while pursuing her other great love–fiction writing. She has written her way through all fifty states and over fifty countries.
Lizzie began writing paranormal romance for a small independent press under the pen name Vivi Andrews in 2009. 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, the first book of the Reality Romance series, merged her love of happily-ever-afters and her fascination with the sociology experiment that is 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 main claim to fame is that she lost on Jeopardy!
Lizzie now writes sweet romance for Hallmark Publishing and is thrilled to be launching the Pine Hollow series with Grand Central/Forever.
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!