Author: Combs Wayne
Brand: Compass Flower Press
Package Dimensions: 18x229x10
Number Of Pages: 202
Release Date: 26-10-2013
Details: Product Description
Hazard, Kentucky is the setting for this historical story enhanced with some fiction, amazingly well told by author Wayne Combs, the great grandson of Bad Tom Smith. “Bad Tom” Smith was a notorious and murderous character in the late 1800s and as a result of his misdeeds was hanged in the town of Jackson, Kentucky for all to see. Still, there is more to a man than his public reputation. Bad Tom Smith was also a family man. This fast paced and realistic book will fill the reader in on many little-known facts, yet told in a storytelling fashion for enjoyable reading. But watch out, many of Americans have roots in Kentucky. You might find your own ties to this infamous character.
FANTASTIC job!! November 15, 2013
I started reading this book last night and could not put it down. I stayed up until 2:00 AM. I had to finish it. And let me tell ya………..I LOVED IT!!!! It was never boring….it had everything……romance, mystery, and drama, and I learned a few things about the people I never knew. You did a FANTASTIC job!! Lynda Combs Gipson
From the Back Cover
Wayne Combs does a masterful job of bring out every facet of Bad Tom’s life, both good and bad. For the reader, there will be surprises along the way.
Charles Hayes, Publisher,
Kentucky Explorer magazine.
About the Author
Wayne Combs is a retired news broadcast journalist, minister, and college professor. He is a native of Hazard, Kentucky, and is a great-grandson of Bad Tom Smith. As a teenager, Combs began a broadcasting career in Hazard at WKIC Radio, now WSGS Radio. Although this is his first book, Combs has published several articles in national magazines. Combs earned an undergraduate degree in communications from Park University in Parkville, Missouri, as well as Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Midwestern Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Combs lives with his wife, Carol, in the Kansas City area. Both have been commissioned Kentucky Colonels. His daughter, Christin, lives in the greater St. Louis area.