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. 12: Ernie Witham

We start the new year out with a laugh. Humor columnist Ernie Witham entertains host Fred Klein with stories about his writing. Literary Gumbo: Ernie Witham from Literary Gumbo on…

Ep. 11: Monte Schulz

Host Fred Klein talks to author Monte Schulz about his forthcoming novel The Last Rose of Summer, and his plans for the Santa Barbara Writers Conference, which he recently purchased….

Ep. 10: Jane Heller

Jane Heller regaled host Fred Klein with stories about promoting writers, her own 13 witty novels, and her first book of nonfiction book Confessions of a She-Fan: The Course of…

Ep. 9: Laura Kath

Get ready for the holiday vacation with Laura Kath, author of Fun with the Family Southern California and head of Mariah Marketing, who chats with host Fred Klein about her…

Ep. 8: Melodie Johnson Howe

Melodie Johnson Howe, actress and author of the Claire Conrad/Maggie Hill Mystery Novels & Diana Poole Short stories, is our latest guest.

Ep. 7: Laird Koenig

On our latest episode Laird Koenig talks about his fascinating career as a novelist and screenwriter. Our apologies for the technical difficulties, including the fact that this episode is on…

Ep. 6: Diana Raab

Host Fred Klein converses with Diana Raab about her long career as a writer, memoirist, essayist, poet and teacher, and about her new book Healing With Words. Literary Gumbo: Diana…

Ep 5: Barnaby Conrad

Host Fred Klein welcomes Santa Barbara Writers Conference founder, Barnaby Conrad, who discusses his many books, including Matador and Name Dropping, as well as his latest book The Second Life…

Ep 4: Daniel Alef

Host Fred Klein talks with author Daniel Alef about publishing e-books. Literary Gumbo: Daniel Alef from Literary Gumbo on Vimeo.

Ep 3: Shelly Lowenkopf

Host Fred Klein chats with writer, editor, teacher Shelly Lowenkopf about their experiences in the publishing industry.