Interviews With Atheist and Religious Authors

PWFor me, bringing atheism and humanism more into the mainstream marketplace of ideas has been one of the most important aspects of atheist activism. This is why I love being a freelance writer for Publishers Weekly. This gives me the opportunity in interview atheist and humanist authors and help them put atheist books and humanist books into that marketplace of ideas.

In addition, I have also had the opportunity to interview religious authors as they struggle to address the rise of secularism and atheism in our culture. Please check out my articles and if you are so inclined, use my Amazon links to buy the book. You can also use my Amazon Affiliate link to buy just about anything else on Amazon:

Below is a list of the articles I have written for Publishers Weekly and a link to where you can buy the book:

New Book Explores the Biology Behind Belief

Buy the book: The Phantom God: What Neuroscience Reveals about the Compulsion to Believe


‘Muslims of the Heartland’ Highlights the Midwest’s Diverse History

Buy the book: ‘Muslims of the Heartland’ Highlights the Midwest’s Diverse History


Amid Radical Changes, David Edmonds Examines ‘Future Morality’

Buy the book: Future Morality


How to Talk About Non-Belief: David G. McAfee

Buy his book: Hi, I’m an Atheist!: What That Means and How to Talk About It with Others



Scholar Suggests a New Form of Religion in ‘American Cosmic’

Buy her book: American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology


Reintroducing Islam’s Founder: ‘PW’ Talks to Michael Muhammad Knight

Buy his book: Muhammad: Forty Introductions


Former Scientologist is ‘Perfectly Clear’ on Dangers of the Church

Buy her book: Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love


What Makes a True Atheist? PW Talks to John Gray

Buy his book: Seven Types of Atheism


Former Actress Details Nxivm Cult Ordeal, Says Daughter is Free

Buy her book: Captive: A Mother’s Crusade to Save Her Daughter from a Terrifying Cult

Rise of Secularism Attracts Publishers to Growing Market

The faith picture of America is changing as more people each year reject traditional religious affiliations and publishers have taken note.

Powerful Market for Magic Enchants Publishers

Magic and occult spiritually attract devout following in our modern scientific age and political climate.

The Force as Religion: PW Talks to Jediist Daniel Jones

Buy his book: “Become the Force: 9 Lessons on How to Live as a Jediist Master


Author Reza Aslan Explores the Origins of God

Buy his book, “God: A Human History


Why You Should Be a Catholic: PW Talks to Brandon Vogt

Buy his book, “Why I Am Catholic (and You Should Be Too)


Understanding the White Evangelical Movement: PW Talks to Frances FitzGerald

Buy her book, “The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America


Letters on Growing Up Muslim: PW Talks to Omar Saif Ghobash

Buy his book, “Letters to a Young Muslim


schmidt_villageatheists_smallA History of American Atheism: Leigh Eric Schmidt

Buy his book, “Village Atheists: How America’s Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation


grace without god1Searching for a Secular Community: Katherine Ozment

Buy her book, “Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age


QueerVirture1Exploring the Queerness of Christianity with Episcopal Priest Elizabeth Edman

Buy her book, “Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity


Why People Convert: PW Talks to Susan Jacoby

Buy her book, “Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion


PROTHERO_WhyLiberalsWinAuthor Stephen Prothero Examines the Culture Wars, Past and Present

Buy his book, “Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections)


LeDrew bookSociologist Stephen LeDrew on the Rift in the Atheism Movement

Buy his book, “The Evolution of Atheism: The Politics of a Modern Movement


Witches of AmericaJournalist Alex Mar: ‘A Reader’s Guide’ to Witchcraft and the Occult in America

Buy her book, “Witches of America


Illusion of God’s Presence_coverThe Science Behind Prayer and ‘The Illusion of God’s Presence’

Buy his book, “The Illusion of God’s Presence: The Biological Origins of Spiritual Longing

Below is a list of the interviews/reviews I wrote for Huffington Post and a link to where you can buy the book:

women-beyond-beliefWomen Beyond Belief: A Conversation with Author Karen Garst

Buy her book, “Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion

Before writing as a freelancer for Publishers Weekly, I did quite a few reviews and interviews with atheist/humanist authors and even an interview with the occasional religious author. Below are some of those reviews and interviews:

13110303-smallReview: Fighting The Crusade Against Sex

Buy her book, “Fighting the Crusade Against Sex: Being Sex-Positive in a Sex Negative World

how-god-works-smallReview: ‘How “God” Works’ by Marshall Brain

Buy his book, “How ‘God’ Works: A Logical Inquiry of Faith


good-news-clubInterview: Katherine Stewart author of ‘The Good News Club’

Buy her book, “The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children

the-transhumanist-wager-smallInterview: ‘The Transhumanist Wager’ author Zoltan Istvan

Buy his book, “The Transhumanist Wager


Interview: Qasim Rashid author of ‘Extremist’

Buy his book, “Extremist: A Response to Geert Wilders & Terrorists Everywhere


Interview: Rob Bell author of ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About God’

Review: ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About God’ by Rob Bell

Buy his book, “What We Talk About When We Talk About God

Of course you should also check out my book:


Disproving God and 5 Adequate Reasons To Be an Atheist


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