I’m a psychologist and freelance writer. I write with my husband, Greg Fried, under our pen name, Greg Lazarus. We’ve written two novels,  Paradise (Kwela, 2014) and When in Broad Daylight I Open My Eyes (Kwela, 2012), and a memoir, The Book of Jacob: A Journey into Parenthood (Oshun, 2009). We have also published a number of short stories in anthologies. Our story This Could Get Messy won the National Arts Festival Award for the  Best Story in the annual anthology of stories chosen for the Short.Sharp.Stories Awards.

As a freelance writer, I’ve written for many publications including Men’s Health, Life, Femina, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Clicks ClubCard, Cape Town’s Child, Psychologies, and Mail & Guardian. I also tutor Magazine Journalism, Feature Writing and Memoir Writing for SA Writers’ College.

My contact email address is lisayael(at)gmail.com.