Welcome! Thanks for coming to visit my website. Here I’ve collected information about my work that you may find useful.

I am the Cardinal Francis George Fellow of Faith and Culture for the Word on Fire Institute.  I am also Visiting Professor of Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. My writing, speaking, and teaching focus on imaginative and literary apologetics, and on the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.

My newest book is Tolkien’s Modern Reading: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages, from Word on Fire Academic.

It is available directly from Word on Fire right here — in the US, in Canada, and also in Europe and Australia/NZ. The Kindle edition is available from Amazon.

On the Word on Fire Academic page for Tolkien’s Modern Reading, you can find interviews with me about the book, what early readers have said about it, and my “Tour of Tolkien,” a set of videos giving a preview of what’s in the book, all done “on location” at various Tolkien-related sites in the UK.


For details on my other books, as well as on my various book chapters, articles, essays, and poems, have a look at my “Writing” page. You can see my contributions to the Word on Fire blog here.  For selected recordings of lectures, presentations, and interviews that I’ve done, see my Media page.

I travel both in the U.S. and internationally to speak (and also do lectures by Zoom, Skype, etc.), so if you’re interested in having me give a talk to your organization, take a look at my speaking schedule and be in touch!

Do please take a look around!

All best wishes,

Holly Ordway