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If your organization is looking for a speaker, workshop leader, or a memoir writing instructor, please contact me at or go to midsummer books.


I've written 10 books and over 80 articles covering a wide and eclectic range of topics and genres, including politics, sports, romance, philanthropy, adventure travel, and the craft of memoir writing. I've been a featured guest on over 90 radio/TV/podcast shows. I have taught an Honors Program course at Butler and Marian Universities about the philosophy of philanthropy, as well as classes on nonfiction writing at Indiana Writers Center and the culture of Nepal for the IUPUI Continuing Ed Program and Oasis.



Examples of student responses:

Thank you for conducting an excellent workshop on Saturday. I'm encouraged and am more in tune with the point and purpose of my memoir and have more options of how to write it. JV

Thank you for opening the door to me so I can scurry down the road a bit further on this road of being a writer. SJ

You taught me not to fear and I had a story to tell. Now, I'm teaching a memoir workshop for ...  CE

Upcoming Programs & Classes  


Memoir Writing with a Purpose

Date: Saturday, Feb 22
Time: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Location: Indiana Writing Center
Cost: $75 nonmembers, $48 members, $42 student members/teacher members/senior members/military members/librarian members  To register:

Touring, Trekking, and Mountaineering in the Nepal Himalayas

January 21 at 6:30 p.m. at REI store in Castleton Mall, free and open to the public, but must register through:  or call

Tammy Mebane

REI Outdoor Programs Coordinator

P 317.585.1938


Political Polarization

I'll be a guest on the Ed Tyll show Friday, Dec 20 at 12:05 pm eastern time. You can listen live at and call in to participate. But, be nice, because we're talking about political dysfunction and polarization.


Interview: High Frequency Healing Interview (Jeff Rasley) on Friday, November 15, 2019 12:00pm EST with AngelaMaría


Example of a program I gave:  (TED Talk at Fishers High School)

Example of a live-streamed video interview:


Sample Podcasts & Radio Guest Interviews: 


A podcast with J.A. Plosker about personal-spiritual growth on The Nobody Guide to Life show


Talk with Diana Todd-Banks in Queensland, Australia about the inspiration for my first Himalayan trek and first book


Interview on NPR-WFYI about teaching Memoir Writing


The Humanist Hour:  Jeff Rasley on Being Godless and Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs


I was a guest on Russell Sureth's show, "Spiritual Fizz", to talk about the contrasting cultures of the US & Nepal, and how we work, play, and engage in spirituality differently.


Britany Felix did a 2-episode podcast with me on her Living Unconventionally show about unconventional travel and the creation of the Basa Village Foundation:  From Hitchhiking the U.S. to Hiking the Himalayas – Part 1  From Hitchhiking the US to Hiking the Himalayas – Part 2

Interview on "Different Strokes" talking with host David Clarke about what makes a real hero, skeptical agnosticism and spirituality, the great American philosophy of pragmatism, and the mission of the Basa Village foundation to engage in culturally sensitive development in Basa Nepal:


Discussion with Billy Powell on "Keeping the Nostalgia Alive":  "Author Jeff Rasley joins us to discuss his book on Goshen native, Indiana All-Star, and Indiana University basketball Hoosier - John Ritter. What an amazing and informative read. Don't you sometimes hear a name and wonder what became of them?"


Can the Church and Religions remain relevant in an increasingly secular culture? Points of Inquiry Aussie interviewer talks with author Jeff Rasley about why "beliefs divide us while values unite us":


Podcast of The Bucket List Life with Kenyon Salo about "philanthro-trekking" and living life as an adventure:


"Authors Talk About It" podcast/interview with Janelle Alex at


Podcast of "Quaker-Author" Jeff Rasley interviewed by atheist Rod Moore about the decline of organized religion in the US and the future of the Church


Why I traded in a 3-piece suit and briefcase for an ice axe & crampons - and founded the Basa Village Foundation USA


Examples of guest blogs:

Conscious Discussions Blogspot, guest blog/interview with Dave & Lillian Brummett at 

Bucket List Travel Club "You have to get lost before you can be found" at part1 part 2





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