Here you can find details of my books, chapters in books, articles, and poetry.  At the bottom of the page I’ve included links to some interviews (video, audio, and written).

For full details of my work, see my C.V.


Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages. Word on Fire Academic, 2021. (It is available from Amazon and also directly from Word on Fire (in the US, in Canada, and also in Europe and Australia/NZ). 

Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith. Emmaus Road Publishing, 2017.

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Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms. Ignatius Press, 2014.



Ignatian Collection (co-edited with Daniel Seseke); this includes a Selected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins, with an introduction an annotation by me. Word on Fire Classics, 2021. 



“Becoming Pivotal Players Today.” Afterword to The Pivotal Players: 12 Heroes Who Shaped the Church and Changed the World, by Robert Barron. Word on Fire, 2020.


“Recovering a Vision of the Cosmos: Tolkien’s Creation Narrative in The Silmarillion”. In The Story of the Cosmos: How the Heavens Declare the Glory of God. Ed. Paul Gould and Daniel Ray. Harvest House, 2019.

“Medieval Arthurian Sources for the Inklings: An Overview.” In The Inklings and King Arthur: J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, C.S. Lewis, and Owen Barfield on the Matter of Britain. Ed. Sorina Higgins. Apocryphile Press, 2018.

The Inklings and King Arthur received the 2018 Mythopoeic Society award for Scholarship in Inklings Studies.



“Further Up and Further In: My Journey Home”. In From Atheism to Catholicism, ed. Brandon McGinley. EWTN Publishing, 2017.

.— “Looking ‘Along’ the Problem of Evil: Shakespeare’s Macbeth.” In Evil and a Selection of its Theological Problems. Ed. Benjamin Arbour and John Gilhooly. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.



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“Stonecrop: Lewis Takes His Place in Poets’ Corner.” In C.S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner. Ed. Michael Ward and Peter S. Williams. Cascade, 2016.


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“Come and See: The Value of Storytelling for Apologetics.” In A New Kind of Apologist. Ed. Sean McDowell. Harvest House, 2016. Read my chapter here.

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“C.S. Lewis on Love and Sex.” In Women and C.S. Lewis. Ed. Carolyn Curtis and Mary Key. Lion Hudson, August 2015.

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 “Williams, Descent into Hell.” In C.S. Lewis’s List: The Ten Books that Influenced Him Most. Ed. David Werther. Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.



Review of Anna Vaninskya, Fantasies of Time and Death, for the Journal of Inklings Studies, Vol. 10, issue 2, 2020.

“Recovering Halloween” – St Paul Center for Biblical Theology, 29 Oct. 2018.

“Tolkien’s Catholic Genius”Word on Fire, 31 August 2018.

“The Maker of the Maker of Middle-earth” – review of the Bodleian Library’s “JRR Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth” exhibit, Oxford, England. Christianity Today, 21 August 2018.

The Trauma of the Given.” Word on Fire, January 5, 2018.

“‘Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet’: Metaphor and the Work of the Apologist.” Christian Research Journal, Winter 2017.

“Why Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness”. Christianity Today (online). July 2017.

“Looking Along the Beam: Apologetics and the Christian Imagination” – May 15, 2017 for Transpositions, University of St Andrews Institute for Theology in the Arts (ITIA).

“Once Upon a Time: The Enduring Appeal of Fairy Tales.” Christian Research Journal. October 2015.

“Re-writing My Life.” Books and Culture, July/August 2015.

“The Lewis Society and the genuine enjoyment of rational disagreement”: Review of C.S. Lewis and His Circle, ed. Roger White, Judith Wolfe, and Brendan N. Wolfe Catholic World Report, August 29, 2015.

“A Fuller Reading of ‘The Fellowship'”: Review of The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings, Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski.  Catholic World Report, July 22, 2015.

“The Canary in the Coal Mine? Thoughts on Allegory”  – June 17, 2015, for Transpositions. University of St Andrews Institute for Theology in the Arts (ITIA).

“Reversals: Gerard Manley Hopkins’ ‘The Starlight Night'” Nov. 11, 2013, for Transpositions. University of St Andrews Institute for Theology in the Arts (ITIA).

“Confronting the Apologetic Challenges of a Secular Culture: Reflections on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Christian Research Journal. Vol. 35. no. 5. Winter 2012.

“Truth in Darkness: The Hunger Games as an Unexpected Resource for Apologists.”  Christian Research Journal. Vol. 35 no. 2. Spring 2012.

“What Has Poetry to Do with Apologetics? T. S. Eliot’s ‘The Journey of the Magi’ for the Apologist.” Christian Research Journal. Vol. 34 no. 6. Winter 2011.


“A Seven Days’ Journey Through the Heavens.” In Celebrating Planet Narnia: Ten Years in Orbit. An Unexpected Journal, Advent 2018.


“A Sudden Goldfinch” and “Paradigm Shift: Angelus” in Love, Remember: 40 Poems of Loss, Lament, and Hope. Ed. Malcolm Guite. Canterbury Press, 2017.

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“Maps.” The Word in the Wilderness, ed. Malcolm Guite. Canterbury Press, 2014.

.“A Sudden Goldfinch,” “Evensong at St Peter’s, Oxford,” “A Twitch Upon the Thread,” “On Daily Mass,” “Oxford,” and “Thanksgiving.” Theology, 119.5 (Sept/Oct, 2016.)

“Broceliande.” Sehnsucht: The C.S. Lewis Journal. Vol. 7, 2014.

“A Twitch upon the Thread.” Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature. Volume 18, Spring 2014.

“Maps.” Dappled Things: A Quarterly of Ideas, Art, and Faith. Spring 2013

“Light.” Californios Review. Winter 2013.

“Temptation in the Wired Wilderness.” God and Nature. Summer 2012.



“Imaginative Apologetics: What It Is and Why We Need It”: plenary lecture for the Steubenville Defending the Faith conference, Franciscan University at Steubenville, July 27, 2018.

The Journey Home with Marcus Grodi, June 1, 2015.

Featured in the documentary Convinced, directed by Donald Johnson.


Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: Interview for Word on Fire.

“The Art of Imaginative Apologetics”: Interview for The Catholic World Report 


Here  a podcast interview for Essential C.S. Lewis on Apologetics and the Christian Imagination (including my reading one of my poems).