The bulk of my work in recent years has been writing books: guides to popular

authors such as Tolkien, C. S. Lewis and the Inklings, and J. K. Rowling;

biographies; and popular history. I’ve also compiled poetry anthologies. As well as

my own books, I’ve contributed chapters to many specialist books, most of which

are studies of C.S. Lewis, Tolkien or the Inklings as a group, but others concern

wider issues of culture and belief.

Publications in recent years include J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend (Lion

Hudson), and Amazing and Extraordinary Facts: J.R.R. Tolkien (Rydon Publishing). C.S.

Lewis: A Biography of Friendship tells in full the story of his life and work for the

general reader. It does this by focussing upon some of the most influential

friendships which helped to shape C.S. Lewis’s fascinating life. The A-Z of C.S. Lewis

is an encyclopedic look at his life, thought, writings, fictional worlds and characters,

and much else!

My group portrait called The Oxford Inklings features the circle of friends, including

C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield and Charles Williams, amongst many

others. With a focus on the concerns of many of the Inklings, Bedeviled: Lewis, Tolkien

and the Shadow of Evil was many years in the writing. It explores the theme of devilry,

good and evil in the works of Lewis, Tolkien, and others, in the context of the two

world wars they lived through.