General Info > News Releases > News Releases 2011-12 > 02/09/2012: Richard Perce Author Reading


For Immediate Release

January 30, 2012

Contact: John Koetzner (707) 468-3051

 Dick Perce photo

Veterinarian/ Author to appear at Mendocino College on February 9th

Veterinarian/author Richard Perce will premiere his first novel, The High Country, on Thursday, February 9th at 7:00 PM in Room 5310 at Mendocino College. Perce, who is currently a veterinarian based out of Sonoma County, California, spent several years crafting the novel which is set in the “high country” of Colorado. Friends of the Mendocino College Library are sponsoring the event and they will provide light refreshments following the event. Perce will be on hand to answer additional questions and to sign copies of the new book.

The High Country follows Clay Williams, a thirty year old racetrack veterinarian whose career ends suddenly and he finds himself in the high country of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in the 1970s. What Clay finds is a cast of colorful characters from ranchers and realtors, as well as plumbers and police, and he is transformed by both the clients and patients that inhabit Routt County. Filled with humor and emotion, Perce’s debut is impressive.

Dr. Richard Perce was raised in New Mexico and attended the University of Arizona before graduating from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He practiced in the “high country” for almost twenty years before moving to Northern California. He now resides with his wife, Chari, in the wine country where he maintains a full time equine practice. Currently, Perce is working on his second novel: Above Timberline.

This reading launches the spring reading series that will precede LitFest on May 19th of this year.  For more information, contact the Mendocino College Library at (707) 468-3051 or visit The Friends of the Mendocino College Library are an affiliate group of the Mendocino College Foundation, and they are in their eighth year sponsoring literary activities at the college.



Created: February 01, 2012 @ 07:26 AM
Last Modified: July 31, 2012 @ 03:12 PM


  Copyright © 2001 - 2010     Mendocino College is not responsible for third party content.