Lisa Lazarus is a freelance journalist for a variety of publications, including Men's Health, Femina, Psychologies, Shape, Cosmopolitan, Femina, Healthy Pregnancy and the Mail & Guardian. Her memoir The Book of Jacob, co-written with Greg Fried, was published by Oshun. She has also published two novels When in Broad Daylight I Open My Eyes (Kwela, 2012) and Paradise (Kwela, 2014) with Greg Fried, under the pen name Greg Lazarus.
Previously she was Principal of City Varsity College for six years. She has a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology. In 2011 she completed her MA in Creative Writing (cum laude).