Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits has been a proud Canadian citizen since 2003. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy and has lived in the U.S.A., Australia and Britain.
Her first novel, The Hungry Mirror, won the 2011 Independent Publishers Awards (IPPY) Gold Medal for Women’s Issues Fiction and was long-listed for a ReLit Award.
Her second novel, West of Wawa won the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal Winner for Popular Fiction and was one of Chatelaine’s four Editor’s Picks.
Her third novel, A Glittering Chaos, launched in Spring 2013 to reader and reviewer acclaim, and is about murder, madness, illicit love and poetry. A Glittering Chaos tied to win an IPPY Silver Medal for Popular Fiction.
Her fourth novel, The Witchdoctor’s Bones launched in Spring 2014. The Witchdoctor’s Bones is a thriller about the darkest secrets of African evil; the novel seamlessly weaves witchcraft and ancient folklore into a plot of loss, passion and intrigue and a holiday becomes a test of moral character.
All books published by Inanna Publications.
All books available in stores or online.
Lisa has a great passion for mystery, crime and short stories and is thrilled to be invited to join the Mesdames of Mayhem.
In her day job, Lisa is a magazine art director and has worked on international titles such as Vogue Australia, Vogue Living, Cosmopolitan, marie claire and SHE. Lisa currently art directs Cosmetics magazine in Toronto, with Rogers Media.
Lisa designed the book covers for A Glittering Chaos and The Witchdoctor’s Bones and provided the artwork for West of Wawa (photo by Bradford Dunlop).
Lisa lives in the Beaches with her extraordinarily patient husband and her adorable cat, Isabella Creamy Diva. Lisa also enjoys playing the classical guitar, taking photographs and travelling.
Helen’s Revenge (from The Witchdoctor’s Bones)
Dumi (from The Witchdoctor’s Bones)
Melusine is fired (from A Glittering Chaos)
Hans’ Medicine (from A Glittering Chaos)
Hans and Melusine (from A Glittering Chaos)
Reading from The Hungry Mirror
Reading from West of Wawa