Book signing Oct. 4-5 at Kentucky Apple Festival

clydepackapplefestivalClyde Roy Pack and Todd Pack will be signing books Oct. 4-5, 2013, in the arts and crafts tent at the Kentucky Apple Festival in Paintsville, Ky.

Clyde’s books include Muddy Branch: Memories of an Eastern Kentucky Coal Camp [2002] and Coal-Camp Chronicles [2005].

With his son, Todd, he wrote Pretty Babies Grow Up Ugly [2012], a collection of old-time cures and superstitions.

Visit the official site of the Kentucky Apple Festival to learn more about this year’s event.

‘Pretty Babies Grow Up Ugly’ now in paperback!

Pretty Babies Grow Up Ugly and Other Old-Time Beliefs, the latest book by Clyde Roy Pack, is out in paperback as well as a version for Amazon Kindle e-book readers and apps from Story/ATOM Publishing.

The paperback is $10 (plus shipping and handling). The purchase price is $2.99, or it’s free to borrow Amazon Prime members.

Written with his son, Todd, the book describes hundreds of old-time cures and superstitions, most of them submitted by readers of “Poison Oak & Country Folk,” Clyde Roy Pack’s syndicated cartoon that ran in several Eastern Kentucky newspapers from 1983-98. From the back cover:

“Before good health care and decent schools reached the hollows of Eastern Kentucky, families struggled to make sense of the world around them. When a baby was born or a mother fell ill, families could do little but hope and pray and look for signs. They relied on old superstitions and a deep Christian faith to help them make sense of a world they didn’t understand and couldn’t control.

“Illustrated with classic cartoons from Clyde Roy Pack’s “Poison Oak & Country Folk,” the cures and superstitions in Pretty Babies Grow Up Ugly offer a unique and humorous look at some of the beliefs of ordinary families who lived in the Southern Appalachians a century ago.”

Clyde Roy Pack’s other books include Muddy Branch: Memories of an Eastern Kentucky Coal Camp (published by the Jesse Stuart Foundation), Coal-Camp Chronicles, Going Back and Dear Hearts & Gentle People: Rural Americans at Their Best (published by Where? Press).

Click here to buy Pretty Babies Grow Up Ugly and Other Old-Time Beliefs.