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(Portrait by Jolie Leeds)

Author Rick with his wife, Sherée,
and character puppet Bernie Jones

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.

Past Events

Sun - Jun 4, 2017
3:00 p.m.
The Book Loft of German Village
Book Signing
631 South Third St
Columbus, OH     43206
Tel: 614 464-1774
Rick will be at The Book Loft signing "Perfect in Memory" as well as the first two books in his award-winning Fanfare for a Hometown series. Join him!
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Thu - May 25, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Book Discussion and Signing
Dover Public Library
525 N Walnut St
Dover, OH     44622
Tel: 330-343-6123
Join Rick as he discusses "Perfect in Memory," the third book in his Fanfare for a Hometown series. His first book, "Side-Yard Superhero" was the 2014 Tuscarawas One Book, One Community reading selection.
Mon - May 22, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Book Discussion and Signing
Sugarcreek Library
120 S Broadway Street
Sugarcreek, OH     44681
Tel: 330 852-2813
Join Rick at the Sugarcreek Library to discuss "Perfect in Memory."
Thu - May 4, 2017
4:00 - 7:00
Local Author Book Fair
Garland County Library
1427 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR     71901
Tel: 5016234161
Local authors gather to talk and sign books.
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Tue - Nov 15, 2016
10:00 a.m.
P.E.O. Chapter CU Book Club
Book Signing
Lake Balboa
Hot Springs Village, AR     71909
Tel: 501-226-5001
Chapter CU's monthly Book Club hosts Rick as he shares more about his newest book, "Perfect in Memory."
Fri - Nov 4, 2016
5:00 pm
Gallery Walk Book Signing
620 Central Ave in the Karicole Building
Hot Springs, AR    
Join Rick for a book signing during November's Gallery Walk. Remember for each copy sold, Rick donates $1.00 to Arkansas Hospice.
Mon - Oct 24, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Walsh University Book Signing
in the Francoeur Conf Ctr of the Barrette Bus & Cmty Ctr
2020 East Maple
North Canton, OH     44720
Tel: 330-490-7117
Join Rick as he returns to the Walsh campus.
Sat - Oct 22, 2016
1:00 - 3:00
The Learned Owl
Book Signing
204 N Main Street
Hudson, OH     44236
Tel: 800-968-2658
Visit with Rick as he signs your books.
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Thu - Oct 20, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Greenon Jr. High & High School Presentations
Power of the Pen
3950 S Tecumseh Rd
Springfield, OH     45502
Rick discusses writing and gaining success in life. Students involved in the Power of the Pen program will have the ability to ask questions and learn more about the writing process.
Wed - Oct 19, 2016
3:00 - 5:30
Book Signing at Peachtree Boutique
129 W Columbus Ave
Bellefontaine, OH     43311
Tel: 937-599-5599
Join Rick at Peachtree Boutique for a book signing featuring his new release, "Perfect in Memory." "Side-Yard Superhero" and "The Band Plays On" will also be available. Rick looks forward to signing a book for you!
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Tue - Oct 18, 2016
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hometown Book Signing
"Perfect in Memory" signed to you
122 S Main Street
DeGraff, OH     43318
Tel: 9375855010
Join Rick at his hometown library for a book signing of "Perfect in Memory."
Thu - Oct 6, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Authors in the Afternoon
Fort Smith Public Libary
3201 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR     72903
Tel: 479-783-0229 ask for Diane
Join Rick at the Library to hear more about "Perfect in Memory" and have him sign your book.
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Tue - Oct 4, 2016
3:00 - 6:00
Julie's Perks Book Signing
1116 S Rogers
Clarksville, AR     72830
Tel: (479) 754-5635
Join Rick as he returns to Clarksville with his third book, "Perfect in Memory."
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Thu - Sep 1, 2016
Perfect in Memory: A Son's Tribute to His Mother
Rick's third book in the "Fanfare for a Hometown" series becomes available. Preorder yours now!
Tue - Aug 23, 2016
Arkansas Hospice Advisory Board
Brunch & Book Signing
Arkadelphia, AR    
Join Rick as he shares more about his book, "Perfect in Memory." One dollar from each book sold benefits Arkansas Hospice.
Wed - Aug 17, 2016
Arkansas Hospice Advisory Board
Gathering at Mt. Carmel
Mt. Carmel Community at the Village
Hot Springs Village, AR    
Tel: 5019220166
Join the fun and learn more about Arkansas Hospice and Rick's newest book, "Perfect in Memory."
Tue - Jan 19, 2016
P.E.O. Chapter CU
Book Club
Mt. Carmel
Hot Springs Village, AR    
Rick shares insights and stories about his Fanfare for a Hometown series with the monthly Book Club.
Tue - Sep 1, 2015
USA Regional Excellence Book Award Grand Prize Winner
National Radio Tour
As the Grand Prize Winner of the USA Regional Excellence Book Award, I am honored to be conducting a national radio book tour. Tune in to hear more: WAMV-AM Roanoke, VA; KWAY-FM Waverly, IA; KRMS-AM Springfield, MO; KBEM-FM Minneapolis, MN; WNPQ-FM Canton, OH; WXGM-AM Gloucester, VA; WDUN-AM Atlanta, GA; WMST-AM Mt Sterling, KY; KYYT-FM Portland, OR; WSIU-FM Carbondale, IL; WMML-AM Troy, NY; WOCA-AM Ocala, FL; WKNY-AM Kingston, NY; IRN/USA
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Thu - Jun 20, 2013
Author Rick Niece Discusses Conversations Book of the Month
with Cyrus Webb
Rick visits with Cyrus Webb about Side-Yard Superhero being chosen as Book of the Month and one of 25 Books Every Man Should Read.
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Mon - Jan 7, 2013
Dr. Rick Niece Returns to Conversations LIVE
by middayconversations with Cyrus Webb
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Thu - Nov 15, 2012
Pete O'Shea
AM Inspiration
An interview with Rick.
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Fri - Nov 2, 2012
Boomer Brief
Regardless of your political persuasion, Rick Niece is a president I think you'd be happy to support.
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Thu - Sep 13, 2012
Logan County's Weekly Currents
DeGraff, OH    
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Sat - Sep 8, 2012
Bellefontaine Examiner
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Thu - Sep 6, 2012
Peak of
WPKO 98.3
DeGraff, Oh    
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