Nikki Gemmell is the bestselling author of thirteen novels and four works of non-fiction. She also pens a weekly column for The Australian newspaper. Her best-known work is the 2003 novel The Bride Stripped Bare, an explicit exploration of female sexuality. Gemmell also writes novels for children, including the Kensington Reptilarium series and the Coco Banjo series. Her most recent book, After, explores the devastating aftermath of her elderly mother's decision to end her own life.