Special Guest: Jerry Dean Pate’s “lost cause”

On September 3, 2022, Rex was on a cruise with his bride so Jerry Dean Pate joined Kasie in the studio to talk about his first novel, Plagued by Bad Beliefs. Here are the show notes:

Theme for the day

Challenging the myth of the lost Cause


  • Author Jerry Dean Pate and Plagued by Bad Beliefs
  • SCWA’s Annual Conference and Virtual Conference are open for registration
  • The legacy and aftermath of war
  • Historical fiction after journalism
Buy Plagued by Bad Beliefs here.

Last week’s episode on war was so rich, I’m glad to continue the conversation this week with author Jerry Dean Pate, a former journalist in print and radio media turned novelist of historical fiction. Pate’s first novel, Plagued by Bad Beliefs was published with friend of the show Alexa Bigwarfe through Write|Publish|Sell. We’ll talk about the novel, the origins of the story, the rigor of historical fiction, and the choice to indie publish the book.

Here’s a little bit about Jerry Dean Pate

Here’s a synopsis (and BUY link!) for the novel

The South Carolina Writers’ Association invites you to find a home with one of our local, virtual, or genre-based chapters. Still the best way to get better at the craft and find publishing paths, SCWA welcome writers of all ages, backgrounds, specialties, and abilities. Visit myscwa.org to learn more.

Join us September 24th in Aiken for the Book Fair at the Etherredge Center at U of SC Aiken from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Alexa Bigwarfe is keynoting and I’m delivering a workshop along with several other SCWA members and authors. The exhibit hall will have at least a dozen authors with books for purchase.

Also upcoming is the SCWA virtual conference on October 7-9 and featuring Libby Flores (fiction), Esther Lee (poetry), Megan Galbraith (memoir), and Kate Arden McMullen (book designer). The weekend includes an open mic, critique roundtables, an agent, an editor, and key workshops on craft, publishing, and marketing.

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