Dr. Sederick Charles Rice and S&S Publishing and Consulting, LLC plan a July 2020 release of Dr. Rice's next book entitled StepDads, Showing Up & Showing Out: Tips to Navigating the Complex World of Blended Families.

Dr. Sederick Charles Rice and S&S Publishing and Consulting, LLC plan a July 2020 release of Dr. Rice’s next book entitled StepDads, Showing Up & Showing Out: Tips to Navigating the Complex World of Blended Families, which is a humorous and interesting view of Rice’s growth, development, perspectives, and experiences as a STEPFATHER (STEPDAD). The book contains stories, from Rice’s first person perspective, learning curves, experiences, and opinions. The text provides support, wisdom, and encouragement to those MEN, (and the WOMEN who love and adore them), who have taken on the Difficult, Stressful, Mind-Blowing, Frustrating, Awesome, Honorable, Humbling, Rewarding, Enriching, and Blessed opportunity to be a STEPFATHER (STEPDAD). You have to laugh a lot to make it in a Blended Family and humor is still the best medicine. Rice describes how he had to learn and understand the application of the famous phrase “I Command You to Grow!” which is related to the mind over matter attitude necessary to achieve success in any area. This is the same mentality he had to develop to successfully operate in a STEPFATHER (STEPDAD) role. Rice also describes how he had to grow in Spirituality, Patience, Self-Reflection, Understanding, Mental Health Awareness, Love Languages, Wisdom, and Financial Creativity. StepDads, Showing Up & Showing Out contains stories and advice filled with Rice’s personal struggles, hard lessons, hope, revelation, truth, and triumph when he figured out what was really Complex in his Blended Family. Rice’s goal is that the words and pictures in this book will Encourage, Equip, Strengthen, and Empower those MEN (and the WOMEN who love and adore them), to fully embrace the Challenges, Responsibilities, Honor, and Blessings associated with being a STEPFATHER (STEPDAD). The Ultimate Challenge, as a STEPFATHER (STEPDAD), is to Always Show Up! & Show Out! God is Watching!
Dr. Rice is a tenured Associate Professor of Biology at UAPB. His current research adds to the body of knowledge on how educators translate data into visual displays, analyze and present statistical data, and identify instructor and students’ strengths and weaknesses for using and benefiting from 3D Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) approaches across STEM disciplines. Dr. Rice is a member of the Go Forward Pine Bluff (GFPB) Board of Directors; a board member and Vice Chair of the Arkansas Coordinated Child Effort in State Services (ACCESS, INC); Site Director for the HBCU-Med-Track Program at UAPB; Commissioner on the Pine Bluff Wastewater Commission; mentor and board member of the Ivy Center for Education; member of the Optimist Club of Pine Bluff; Chairman of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, and is a member of the
UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association.
Dr. Rice is married with children and serves as a Deacon at Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. His keys to success are a strong relationship and belief in the power of God’s Grace, Favor, and Mercy, mentor-relationships, laughter at all costs, support from family and friends, and a belief that Persistence, Hard Work, and Dedication always lead to success.
For details about the book release or ordering information, contact S&S Publishing and Consulting, LLC and/or Dr. Rice at sspublishingandconsulting@gmail.com