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. 51: Melodie Johnson Howe

Author and former actress Melodie Johnson Howe joins host Fred Klein to talk about her new collection of short stories titled Shooting Hollywood. She also reminisces about her career in…

Ep. 50: Marc Jaffe

Marc Jaffe, who for eighteen years served as Editorial Director at Bantam Books, returns to reminisce with host Fred Klein about the glory days of publishing in the 1960s and…

Ep. 49: The Big Town by Monte Schulz

Author and Santa Barbara Writers Conference owner Monte Schulz returns to talk about his latest novel The Big Town with host Fred Klein. Schulz also gives viewers a sneak peak…

Ep. 48: Arthur Hansl

Known for acting in action films in Italy and Mexico, Art Hansl is now writing books. He talks with host Fred Klein about his new autobiography Flashbacks and his thriller…

Ep. 47: Kate Sexton

Kate Sexton takes host Fred Klein on a wild ride of her life story beginning with promoting The Beatles and culminating with her creation of the Pacific Institute for Professional…

Ep. 46: Mike Bowker

Michael Bowker sits down with host Fred Klein to share stories of freelance writing. Bowker, known in Santa Barbara for his columns in the Daily Sound and the Montecito Messenger,…

Ep. 45: Tea with Toni

Literary Agent and teacher, Toni Lopopolo, returns to update host Fred Klein about her ventures since relocating permanently to Santa Barbara. She is active seeking new clients as well as…

Ep. 44: Car-Free Los Angeles and Southern California.

Mary Byrd from Santa Barbara Car Free stops by to talk to host Fred Klein about Nathan Landau’s book Car-Free Los Angeles and Southern California. Viewers will learn not only…

Ep. 43: June Breton Fisher (Dan Alef)

Host Fred Klein and author/publisher Dan Alef remember the late June Breton Fisher, author of When Money Was In Fashion. Alef stands in for Fisher and explains how the biography…

Ep. 42: David Freed

Award-winning investigative journalist David Freed tells host Fred Klein about his story in The Atlantic on how the FBI pursued the wrong suspect for a string of anthrax murders following…