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Author Leanne Tyler, Feb. 8

LeanneTylerAward winning author Leanne Tyler will read from her work 7 p.m., Monday, February 8, in the Hodges Library Auditorium.

Tyler’s debut release, Victory’s Gate, was the 2007 American Rose winner of the Through the Garden Gate contest and was released electronically by The Wild Rose Press in December 2007. Finally in December 2009 the Through the Garden Gate anthology is available in print and includes the four winning entries. Founding member of the Smoky Mountain Romance Writers and member of Romance Writers of America, Leanne is a native of Knoxville and a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she has been employed for the last fourteen years.

The Writers in the Library series is sponsored by the University of Tennessee Libraries and the Creative Writing Program of the UT English Department. For further information, please contact Jo Anne Deeken, UT Libraries, at 974-6913 or, or Michael Knight, UT English Department, at 974-5401 or

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