Literary Gumbo

Literary Gumbo is a weekly look at the world of writers and the publishing industry. Host Fred Klein conducts in depth interviews with a variety of scribes – from daily columnists to bestselling authors. It also includes regular updates on new books, book club favorites, and publishing news. The show’s Director, Lisa Angle, makes sure every episode is posted online, making it available to viewers nationally and internationally.

Ep. 203: Mitchell Kriegman

Mitchell Kriegman shares with host Fred Klein about his career which included creating and writing for the Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All. Kriegman’s latest novel, Things I Can’t Explain,…

Ep 202: Melodie Johnson Howe

Melodie Johnson Howe returns to show host Fred Klein her latest thriller novel, Hold a Scorpion. This is the latest in a series of books featuring the character Diana Poole….

Ep. 201: Radomir Vojtech Luza

Poet Radomir Vojtech Luza shares his latest book of poetry, Eros of Angels, with host Fred Klein. This collection of poems centers on Los Angeles. Luza’s earlier collections focused on…

Ep. 200: Cliff Simon

Author and Actor Cliff Simon enlivens host Fred Klein with talk of his memoir Paris Nights: My Year at the Moulin Rouge. As an actor Cliff is known for his…

Ep. 199: Carolyn Jabs

Carolyn Jabs explains to host Fred Klein some of the principles in her new book Cooperative Wisdom: Bringing People Together When Things Fall Apart. Carolyn wrote the book with Dr….

Ep. 198: Ayn Cates Sullivan

Author and poet Ayn Cates Sullivan swooped in the show off to host Fred Klein her new visionary fiction book A Story of Becoming. Ayn’s next book, Legends of the…

Ep. 197: Frank Goss

Art gallery owner Frank Goss shows off the beautiful book he conceived to host Fred Klein. The book, Ray Strong American Artist, is an effort to properly record and contextualize…

Ep. 196: Mary Tonetti Dorra

Author Mary Tonetti Dorra discusses her new novel, Demeter’s Choice, with host Fred Klein. Mary has written travel articles for Gourmet Magazine and The New York Times as well as…

Ep. 195: Toni Lopopolo

Workshop leader and literary agent Toni Lopopolo engages host Fred Klein in a discussion about twenty-first century writing. Lopopolo’s popular “Tea with Toni” writing workshops meet weekly in Carpinteria and…

Ep. 194: Dale Griffiths Stamos

Author, screenwriter, and workshop leader Dale Griffiths Stamos returns to tell host Fred Klein about her new book, RenWomen: What Modern Renaissance Women Have to Teach Us About Living Rich,…