Lois Nicholls was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She migrated to Brisbane, Australia in 1997 with her husband and firstborn son.
She is a former newspaper and magazine journalist.
Her first book, “Aussie, Actually,” captures her heartfelt experiences as a South African migrant living in Australia.
“Bye-bye Bikini,” published in August 2018, is a series of frank and humorous columns navigating everyday life from the perspective of a fifty-something former newspaper and magazine journalist.
Her first children’s hard cover picture book, “What Dog is That?” celebrates lovable canines in rhyme. Published in May 2019 by Bee Kind Press, the book is beautifully illustrated in watercolour by her daughter, Lara Nicholls.