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Fanfare for a Hometown Series - Book 1
Side-Yard Superhero: Life Lessons From An Unlikely Teacher





Publisher: Hometown Fanfare Publishing, LLC
Price: $15.95 US (paperback)
Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 214
ISBN (paperback): 978-0-9984082-0-0
eISBN: 978-0-9984082-1-7
Distributors: Midpoint Trade Books, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor

About Side-Yard Superhero

Although life's journey takes him far from his childhood home, Rick D. Niece, Ph.D., never forgets the people he meets and the lessons he learns as a young man growing up in picturesque DeGraff, Ohio, population 900. A small-town newspaper boy who becomes a lifelong educator himself, Dr. Niece is deeply touched by the endearing residents of DeGraff who shaped his youth—especially Bernie Jones. Confined to a wheelchair with severe cerebral palsy, Bernie becomes Rickie's friend, inspiration and superhero, opening a world of compassion, trust and adventure to them both.

When he leaves DeGraff to attend Ohio State University, Rick promises Bernie that he will visit him again. Unfortunately, when Bernie's parents pass away, Bernie disappears, too, taken in by a distant relative. Forty years later, Rick learns that his boyhood friend is living in a nursing home. Returning to Ohio, he visits the never-to-be-forgotten Bernie Jones of a childhood long past and a promise finally kept.


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One dollar for every copy of Side-Yard Superhero sold will go directly to United Cerebral Palsy. More information about United Cerebral Palsy is available at www.UCP.org.



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Fanfare for a Hometown Series - Book 2
The Band Plays On: Going Home For A Music Man's Encore





Publisher: Hometown Fanfare Publishing, LLC
Price: $15.95 US (paperback)
Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 214
ISBN: 978-0-9984082-2-4
eISBN: 978-0-9984082-3-1
Distributors: Midpoint Trade Books, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor

About The Band Plays On

Celebrating the soul of America's heartland, The Band Plays On is Rick Niece's heartfelt tribute to friendship, community, and, most importantly, his father, Lewis Niece. When DeGraff, Ohio's beloved band teacher is invited to direct an encore performance, "Lewie's Alumni Band" gathers to celebrate with gusto. As the band practices for its final parade, Rick, his baritone in tow, reflects on treasured memories, relationships, and the legacy of a small town with indomitable spirit. The second volume in the delightful Fanfare for a Hometown series, The Band Plays On provides an entertaining, inspirational glimpse into lives richly lived-and shared.

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One dollar for every copy of The Band Plays On sold will go directly to Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation. More information about Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation is available at www.MHopus.org.




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Fanfare for a Hometown Series - Book 3
Perfect in Memory: A Son's Tribute to His Mother





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

About Perfect in Memory

The third book in the nostalgic Fanfare for a Hometown series, 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.

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


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