Regina Samuelson is a now-apostate member of the Mormon Church, thanks to years of inner turmoil, serious reflection, and earnest questioning and study. A California girl, she was raised LDS, educated at Brigham Young University (the foremost educational institution owned by the LDS Church), and was married at an early age in the temple, with children following shortly thereafter. She has held a number of callings during her tenure in the faith, from nursery worker to Young Women's President, and as a Relief Society, Gospel Essentials, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. Her last calling (as Gospel Doctrine teacher) prompted her to thoroughly examine her faith and its many inconsistencies, modern, historical, and scriptural.
Even now she and her family are deliberating over her next step - pretending everything is just fine, or walking away entirely - and her book I'm (No Longer) a Mormon represents the struggle she faces.