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About Lea

The strength of Lea Scott’s writing lies in a lifetime of experience, which has equipped her with a reservoir of emotions and events that sometimes whisper… sometimes scream out… to be given life on the page. Life has afforded her with many roles, none of which have stood as permanently by her side as her pen.

Lea Scott is a crime writer of psychological crime thrillers. She has independently published three crime thrillers, The Ned Kelly Game (2009), Eclipsed (2010) and One for All (2013), obtaining national coverage in newspapers and radio, alongside numerous short stories and poems in anthologies with writers’ groups. She acts as a mentor for emerging writers and a workshop facilitator for Queensland Writers Centre. She has spoken and/or presented workshops at a large number of events, both nationally and internationally, including Brisbane Writers Festival, GenreCon and The Sunshine Coast Readers and Writers Festival.

As Dr Leanne Dodd, she is a university lecturer in creative writing and literary studies at Central Queensland University. She is also a life narrative coach for life writers and NDIS clients, specialising in her own practice of ficto-memoir through her business, Createplace.


Lea has worked as a business leader in the corporate world in creative industries including

film and TV post production, information technology and publication distribution. She began

her career in insolvency, an area steeped in crime, which first whetted her appetite for crime fiction.

She served on the board of Queensland Writers Centre for 6 years, and currently serves on the

board of Maleny Arts Council and Maleny Neighbourhood Centre.


Lea’s work has been longlisted for the Fish short story (UK) prize, the Richell Prize with Hachette

and the Adaptable competition with Queensland Writers Centre and Screen Queensland.


Lea resides in the Sunshine Coast hinterland overlooking the magical Glasshouse Mountains with

her husband and two 'city' dogs. 

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Lea holds a PhD in creative writing and qualifications in arts and tertiary education. She is available for speaking engagements, workshops and mentoring.  


For a list of previous workshops/presentations click:

Also visit Createplace by clicking on the logo  >

Read about Lea in the News here...

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