Faculty Profile for Anne E Winchell

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Anne E Winchell
Lecturer — English
phone: (512) 245-6218

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Anne Winchell has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Texas State University, where she's taught creative writing, composition, and storytelling in video games for over a decade. Her most recent publication is a high fantasy novel with a modern twist, Rise of the Phoenix, the first in the Imperial Saga. In addition, she's published a science fiction novel called The Last War, and a collection of science fiction short stories and poems entitled Dystopian Galaxies: Visions of the Future. Her creative nonfiction short story “Not Pregnant at Mercy Hospital” was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers contest in the Adult Short Topic category. In academics, she's published on the pedagogy of teaching storytelling in video games, and regularly presents on using video games and popular culture in the classroom.

Teaching Interests

Science fiction and fantasy, narrative structure, intersectionality, service learning, and storytelling in video games

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Winchell, A. E. (2023). Heart of the Guardian. Kindle Direct Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/Heart-Guardian-Anne-Winchell/dp/194496925X
  • Winchell, A. (2022). Rise of the Phoenix. Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/dp/1944969195/
  • Winchell, A. E. (2021). Storytelling in Video Games. In Teaching the Game: An interdisciplinary collection of game course syllabi. Pittsburgh, PA, United States: ETC Press.
  • Winchell, A. E. (2018). Dystopian Galaxies: Visions of the Future. Seattle, WA, US: Kindle Direct Publishing.
  • Winchell, A. E. (2018). The Last War. Seattle, WA, US: Kindle Direct Publishing.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: Pacific Northwest Writers Association Writing Contest, Adult Short Topic, Pacific Northwest Writers Association. May 1, 2014 - July 1, 2014

Selected Grants

  • Winchell, Anne E. Service Learning Grant, Service Learning, Texas State University, $500. (Funded: December 2021). Grant.
  • Landgrebe, Brittany Mari (Principal), Winchell, Anne E (Supporting). Collaborative Game Design: An Interdisciplinary Video Game Production Team, Student Undergraduate Research Fund, Texas State University, $970. (Submitted: November 2014, Funded: January 2015 - May 2015). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Faculty Advisor
Texas State Video Game Club
August 2017-Present
February 2023-Present
First Year English Committee
Online Courses Committee
Reviewer / Referee
Pacific Northwest Writer's Association Science Fiction & Fantasy Essay Contest
June 2022