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

My current writing project is a literary-critical study, Tolkien’s Modern Sources: Middle-earth Beyond the Middle Ages, to be published by Kent State University Press.

I’m Professor of English and faculty in the M.A. in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University; I teach in the Online MAA program and specialize in cultural and imaginative apologetics.

My newest book is Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith, from Emmaus Road Publishing.


I am also the author of a memoir,  Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms.

My academic work focuses on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis; I am one of the Subject Editors for the Journal of Inklings Studies.

More details on my publications (books, chapters in books, articles, and poetry) can be found on my “Writing” page.

I travel both in the U.S. and internationally to speak, 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