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. 41: Joan Tapper

Joan Tapper delighted host Fred Klein with tales of being an editor at Islands and National Geographic Traveler. She is also the author of several history/travel and coffee table books.

Ep. 40: Jim Alexander

Humor writer Jim Alexander stopped by to shoot the breeze with host Fred Klein. If you enjoy Jim’s column in the Montecito Journal, you’ll really enjoy this interview.

The Creative Community: Literary Gumbo

Host David Starkey welcomes Literary Gumbo Co-Producers Fred Klein and Lisa Angle as guests on his long-running show about the arts in Santa Barbara.

Ep. 39: Melinda Palacio

Latina poet and author Melinda Palacio regales host Fred Klein with her poetry and the story of how her new novel Ocotillo Dreams came about.

Ep. 38: What is an Edtor?

Host Fred Klein draws on his thirty years experience as a Vice President at Bantam Books to enlighten viewers about the role of an editor at a large publishing house.

Ep. 37: The Fiction Lover’s Companion

Shelly Lowenkopf returns to enlighten host Fred Klein with excerpts from his new book The Fiction Lover’s Companion. Literary Gumbo: The Fiction Lover’s Companion from Literary Gumbo on Vimeo.

Ep. 36: Kathleen Sharp and her new book Blood Feud

Award-winning journalist Kathleen Sharp returns to show host Fred Klein her brand new book Blood Feud, a true story of Big Pharma’s power, the terrifying vulnerability of innocent patients, and…

Ep. 35: Marcia Meier 2.0

Marcia Meier, the guest from our premiere episode, returns to close out our first season by updating host Fred Klein on the latest tools authors have for promoting themselves. From…

Ep. 34: Steven Gilbar

Steven Gilbar discussed his varied career as an editor and writer with host Fred Klein. Gilbars many books about literature include The Book Book: A Compendium of Lists, Quizzes, and…

Ep. 33: Paul Fedorko

Literary agent Paul Fedorko was in town speaking at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, so he stopped by to discuss the publishing biz with host Fred Klein. Paul has been…