Author Interview: Vivi Andrews

The Basics

Vivi Andrews
Genre(s): Humorous Paranormal Romance
Publisher(s): Samhain Publishing

To Other Authors

What are the three MOST important pieces of advice you would give to a brand new author?

  • Keep writing. 2) Keep writing. 3) Keep writing. And after you’ve done that, keep submitting. Never give up on yourself. You can do it!

What’s your favorite way to advertise?

  • My blog – because I can be cheap, lazy and narcissistic and still call it “promo.”

What hard-knock lesson did the publishing world teach you (can be your own experience or someone else’s that you learned from)?

  • I’m still learning more every day about this publishing biz. Overall my lessons have been very positive, but I have learned to be careful who I share my work with in the early stages of a book. I persevere in believing the most hurtful criticisms came with the best intentions, but they can still set you back, setting up mental roadblocks when you need your creative highways cleared of all obstacles and doubts.


For the Readers

What are you reading, if anything, at the moment?

  • I recently discovered Kresley Cole. She is my latest addiction. I’m tearing through all of her books I can get my hands on.

Do you prefer ebooks or print for your reading pleasure?

  • I’m a paperback slut. I can’t get enough of turning those pages.

Name three of your all-time-favorite, read-them-over-and-over books.

  • Only three? Well, if I have to choose… Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen, Time Enough for Love by Robert Heinlein & Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos. I can crawl inside those books and stay for days on end.

Idle Curiosity Compels Me to Ask

– What inspired you to be a writer?

  • I started making up stories for my Playmobile toys to act out when I was still in grade school. I would jot down character descriptions on notepads. From there, the progression toward a writing career was inevitable.

– What do you do immediately after finishing a manuscript?

  • I dance around my living room. My neighbors think I’m crazy, but that moment of delirious celebration is absolutely crucial to my process.

– Do you talk to your characters or your muse or both?

  • I don’t talk to my muse – I don’t really think of my muse as a person. But I do talk to myself, taking on both halves of a conversation, testing out dialogue, or sometimes verbally rehearsing narrative. I do this most often when driving. I must say I’m delighted by the proliferation of hands-free devices. Fewer of my fellow drivers look at me like I’m crazy as I drive around town chatting with myself. (Renee Note: On this I must agree. The crazy-writer-rants don’t seem so crazy with the onset of Bluetooth. :D)

Promo Section

~ Most Recent Release ~

The Ghost Shrink, the Accidental Gigolo, & the Poltergeist Accountant
Samhain Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-60504-391-3
(debut novella)

It’s not smart to piss off a poltergeist…

It’s bad enough to be sexually frustrated. But as a medium, it means until Lucy Cartwright gets some, she’s doomed. Oh no, not to death. Worse. To nightly visitations by recently deceased, wanna-be Cassanovas without the bodies to back it up. Then a living, breathing fantasy arrives on her doorstep, and Lucy thinks her dry spell is at an end.

Much as he would like to be Lucy’s personal gigolo, PI Jake Cox has a job to do. He’s been sent to prevent her from getting laid until a particular horny phantom—and key witness in his mob investigation—pays her a visit. The real challenge? Keeping his own hands off Lucy long enough to get the job done.

Or the lonely, geeky ghost of a murdered mob accountant could rip a hole in the fabric of the universe…

Warning: This book contains cheesy pick-up lines, amateur stripteases, and voyeuristic intentions – all by dead men. And the living behave just as badly…

BUY NOW


~ Coming Soon ~

N/A (yet) 🙂

Learn More

– Website – www.viviandrews.com
– MySpace/Bebo/Facebook/Grouply/Shelfari et al – N/A
– Blog/Newsletter – viviandrews.blogspot.com
– Yahoo Group – N/A

Thanks, Vivi!!

Join me next week for a peek at Misty Evans.