Complementing my interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the three hundred and ninety-first, is of non-fiction and thriller writer, and travel addict Jeff Rasley. If you would like to take part in an author spotlight, take a look at author-spotlights.
Jeff Rasley is author of eight books, most recently Godless – Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs. He practiced law for thirty years in Indianapolis, Indiana and was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, A.B. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, All-Academic All-State Football Team and letter winner in swimming and football; Indiana University School of Law, J.D. cum laude, Moot Court and Indiana Law Review; Christian Theological Seminary, M.Div. magna cum laude, co-valedictorian and Faculty Award Scholar. Jeff is currently partnered with his wife, Alicia Rasley, in Midsummer Books, president of the Basa Village Foundation USA Inc., U.S. liaison for the Nepal-based Himalayan expedition company, Adventure GeoTreks, Ltd., and teaches a class on philosophy of philanthropy for Butler University’s Honors Program. He serves as an officer or director for five nonprofit corporations.
For chairing the Indiana-Tennessee Civic Memorial Commission, Jeff received Proclamations of Salutation from the Governors of Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Pennsylvania and he was made an honorary Lieutenant Colonel Aide-de-Camp of the Alabama State Militia, a Kentucky Colonel and honorary Citizen of Tennessee. Given a Key to the City of Indianapolis for his report on the safety conditions of Indy Parks, Jeff also received the Man of the Year award from the Arthur Jordan YMCA and the Alumni Service Award from the University of Chicago Alumni Board of Governors.
Jeff has published numerous articles and photos in academic and mainstream periodicals, including Newsweek, Chicago Magazine, ABA Journal, Family Law Review, Pacific Magazine, Indy’s Child, The Journal of Communal Societies, The Chrysalis Reader, Faith & Fitness Magazine, Friends Journal, and Real Travel Adventures International Magazine. His photographs of the Nepal Himalayas, Caribbean and Pacific Islands have been published in several journals.
Jeff gives programs about adventure travel and philanthropy to service clubs, community organizations and churches, is an avid outdoorsman and recreational athlete, and leads trekking-mountaineering expeditions in Nepal, having solo-kayaked around several Pacific island groups.
Jeff is married to Alicia Rasley, a multi-published author, RITA Award winner, and University professor.
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