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Welcome to my website! I am Professor of English and Director of the  M.A. in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University, an academic, and a writer — you can find details on all of my work here.

I have written a memoir, Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms (Ignatius Press, 2014).

My academic work focuses on imaginative apologetics and on the writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. I am the Charles Williams Subject Editor for the Journal of Inklings Studies, and I am currently working on a book on Tolkien and his modern sources.

You can see more about my academic publications (book chapters, essays, and full text of some book reviews I’ve written), read more details about my memoir, and check out links to past lectures and interviews (including my appearance on EWTN’s The Journey Home) and my published poetry. You can also view my speaking schedule and get in touch on social media or by email.