Lea Weaver has done many sensible things in her life. These include spending a number of years in Dunmoochin raising alfalfa and a child, teaching weaving at the Rudolf Steiner Curative Home, completing her Bachelor of Education in Arts and Crafts from Melbourne University in 1992, being an Artist in Schools at various primary schools, doing time in the Nunawading lockup for refusing to pay parking fines, and teaching Shiatsu at the Port Philip high security men's prison, all of which have informed her writing. When she decided to become a writer she attended Barbara Turner-Vesselago’s Freefall Writing Residential workshops. She had two stories in the Cartridge Family anthology that won the FAW 2007 award. She also had two stories in the Cartridge Family publication of Melbourne Subjective.