November 2019

Dear Friends and Family,

A student, I’ll call her Beth, stood facing away from the audience in a theater class I taught last month. She turned, walked downstage and said, “Hello, my name is Beth.” Just that, and my eyes teared up. It was her third try at an exercise I describe in The Secret Life of Clowns.

“Let’s start with something basic, the very simplest performance — one human being standing in front of a group of other humans…Can you stand on stage with no tricks, nothing? Just you and the audience…Do you deserve their attention?”

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Jeff walking with Micah

End of Year Sale!

If you’re looking for presents for the artists in your extended family, or Cirque du Soleil fans, world travelers, teachers, or readers, get both The Snow Clown and The Secret Life of Clowns for only $10 each (regular price $17 each), with shipping included.

Here’s how: order either of my books at and you will automatically get both books – 2 for the price of 1. But that’s not all, folks! Both books will arrive at your door, or the door of your loved one, autographed by the author!

This sale starts November 15, 2019 and ends on New Year’s Day, 2020. Shop now!

Raz Happenings

ArtSmart Series for Tandy Beal & Co.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Veteran’s Hall, Santa Cruz, CA

Click here for more information and tickets!