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Leanne Hinkle

Administrative Support Assistant III/ Secretary to the Director of Graduate Studies


Ms. Hinkle has worked in the English Department for over a decade assisting the Director of Graduate Studies and the hundreds of graduate students who have come through the program. Her passion is creative writing and singing. In 2007 her dream of being a published author came true. Her first novella was published under the pen names Leanne Tyler and Lexi Witcher. To date she has over fourteen publications in the formats of short stories, novellas, anthology, audio and full-length novels. As for singing, she is active in her church choir.


B.S. University of Tennessee, Journalism: News Editorial, 1994

A.S. Pellissippi State Technical Community College, 1992


As Leanne Tyler:

  • Victory’s Gate, The Wild Rose Press, 2007
  • Through the Garden Gate Anthology, The Wild Rose Press, 2009
  • Season of Love, The Wild Rose Press, 2011; 2nd edition,  2014
  • It’s Always Been You, The Wild Rose Press, 2011
  • A Country Kitchen Christmas, Books to Go Now, 2012
  • The Good Luck Charm, Amazon, 2012
  • The Good Luck Spell, Amazon, 2012
  • Ava: Love Letters, The Wild Rose Press, 2012
  • A Christmas Kiss is on Her List Anthology, Books to Go Now, 2012
  • Because of Rebecca, The Wild Rose Press, 2013
  • Ava: Love Letters, Audio Version, The Wild Rose Press, 2013
  • The Good Luck Potion, 2013
  • Secrets on River Road, 2015
  • The Good Luck Clover, 2017
  • Masquerade Anthology, 2017

As Lexi Witcher

  • Bittersweet Sixteen, 2014
  • Twisted Sixteen, 2014
  • Wicked Sixteen, 2015

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • 1998 Ellie Service Award
  • 2002 Most Courteous Employee of the Month

Associations & Organizations

Invited Lectures

  • 2016 NEMLA, March 2016

Contact Information

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