Crystal writes on “The Oddest Inkling”

Yesterday, Crystal’s reflection on Charles Williams’s The Place of the Lion was featured on The Oddest Inkling webpage, maintained by Inkling scholar Sorina Higgins. Visit the page below to read Crystal’s thoughts on this influential book, which kindled a friendship between Williams and C.S. Lewis and also played a significant role in shaping Lewis’s final installment of the Ransom/cosmic trilogy, That Hideous Strength.

Be sure to bookmark this site and return often for some fantastic insight into Charles Williams!

Updates on Crystal and the Narnia Podcast

Hi folks!

My apologies for pausing the Lewis and Women series while I return to work/battle sickness/finish some small projects.  Thank you for you patience as I transition back into my work routine and tweak my writing schedule.  I will post my next installment next week (I promise!).

In the meantime, you can head over to and listen to the first installment of a seven-part podcast on The Chronicles of Narnia hosted by William O’Flaherty of, Paul Martin of, and yours truly!  The first podcast, which runs about 40 minutes, covers The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and features the expertise of Dr. Bruce Edwards of

I am doing some “seed-planting” right now, with some smaller projects as well as modifying my dissertation on Lewis’s leadership for general market publication. Updates will follow soon.  🙂

Thanks for reading!