Greetings, Donald! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.
Donald: It is a long story - too long for an email. Suffice it to say the book was the manuscript of The God Virus. She got hold of it accidentally through a friend that was reading and providing feedback on the manuscript. In retrospect, I wish I had given the background because you are about the 50th person who has asked me that. At the time my editor liked the story but thought it was a bit presumptuous to tell people it was the same book they were reading. The fact of the matter is, she also got Dan Barker's book immediately after that and read it - Losing Faith in Faith. So his book solidified her new found atheism.
Thanks for asking and sorry for the confusion but I am glad you enjoyed The God Virus. My next book will be out in the fall, Sex and God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality.