Praise for Book 3 in the award-winning Fanfare for a Hometown series!

Perfect in Memory

Perfect in Memory Book

Fanfare for a Hometown Series - Book 3

 Perfect in Memory: A Son's Tribute to His Mother
Perfect in Memory celebrates the life of Rick D. Niece’s beloved mother, Dortha Jean “Dodie” Niece. Written as a tribute to a remarkable woman, Niece’s heartfelt remembrances focus with tender reflection on the richness that makes life so beautiful. 

About Perfect in Memory

The third book in the award-winning Fanfare for a Hometown series, Perfect in Memory: A Son’s Tribute to His Mother, is a gift Rick D. Niece wishes he had started sooner. Gathering with his family at his mother’s bedside, Rick prepares to say goodbye to the woman who shaped his life and will live on through his memories. During the last four days of her life, Rick remembers his mother’s legacy with tenderness. Savoring the “little moments” of life, he reflects upon his childhood in DeGraff, Ohio, and shares the carefully pocketed memories readers will wish were their own. 

Publisher: Hometown Fanfare Publishing, LLC

Price: $15.95 US (paperback) 

Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 228

ISBN: 978-0-9984082-4-8

eISBN: 978-0-9984082-5-5

Distributors: Midpoint Trade Books, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor

A Buck a Book!

 One dollar for every copy of Perfect in Memory sold will go directly to Arkansas Hospice. More information about Arkansas Hospice is available at

About the Author

Rick D. Niece, Ph.D.

Rick D. Niece, Ph.D. is an award-winning author and educator who began his career as a high school English teacher and retired as a university president. His three-book “Fanfare for a Hometown” series includes SIDE-YARD SUPERHERO, THE BAND PLAYS ON, and PERFECT IN MEMORY. The books, awarded over twenty regional and national awards, take readers to small-town American to share his carefully pocketed memories about simpler times, family values, community influence, and personal responsibility. SIDE-YARD SUPERHERO was chosen as the One Book, One Community reading selection in Arkansas and Ohio.

Niece is currently writing children’s books for early readers, as well as for adults who enjoy reading to children. He serves as an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and Arkansas SCBWI. Rick and his wife, Sherée, reside in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.

President Emeritus of University of the Ozarks, Dr. Rick Niece is now enjoying retirement and his life as a writer. Rick is a successful One Book/One Community author in Ohio and Arkansas. In addition to his expertise as a former English teacher and university president, he is a dynamic, and award-winning educator and motivational speaker. If your organization, club, or school seeks an entertaining and energetic presenter, please contact us for availability. 

Book Reviews

"This is a touching story of a Son's love and admiration to his father. " - Amanda MH, Pretty Pink Momma

"If you buy books to give as gifts, I recommend giving this book a try! " -  Jennifer, Sugar Pop Ribbons Reviews

"I loved the book!" - Michael D. Scholastic Grade 12 Reviews

 "Perfect in Memory, accented with complementing poetry, exemplifies unconditional love via family, friends, and emotions. I treasured each chapter and wish the “award-winning” Fanfare for a Hometown series would continue." - Ginny Hittepole Myers, Retired Educator

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