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. 185: SBCC CLL Writer’s Workshop

Writing instructor Shelly Lowenkopf returns to inform host Fred Klein about his latest project, a Writer’s Workshop for Santa Barbara City College’s Center for Lifelong Learning on Saturday and Sunday,…

Ep. 184: Grace Rachow on the Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Grace Rachow chats with host Fred Klein about plans for this year’s Santa Barbara Writers Conference, June 5-10, 2016. They also talk about the history of SBWC. Rachow is known…

Ep. 183: Patty Farmer

Author Patty Farmer delights host Fred Klein with talk of historic jazz music. Farmer’s two books, The Persian Room Presents and Playboy Swings, chronicle the musical history of two of…

Ep. 182: Ashby Jones

Author Ashby Jones engages host Fred Klein in an in depth discussion about the Easter Rebellion, which occurred in Ireland one hundred years ago this week. The Easter Rebellion, also…

Ep. 181: Roger Colley

Author Roger Colley sits down with host Fred Klein to talk about Colley’s climate science trilogy of novels. The first book in the series is A Truthful Myth and the…

Ep. 180: Matthew Pallamary

Matthew Pallamary comes back to share with host Fred Klein the news of his new mystery novel, Night Whispers, as well as his vast knowledge of today’s writing and publishing…

Ep. 179: Catherine Ann Jones

Playwright Catherine Ann Jones sits down with host Fred Klein to talk about her new play Freud’s Oracle. One of her previous plays, The Women of Cedar Creek, has had…

Ep. 178: Len Lamensdorf

Len Lamensdorf fills host Fred Klein in on his new series of books chronicling the life of Jesus. The Murdered Messiah can be found on Amazon as a five part…

Ep. 177: Erin Graffy

Erin Graffy returns to show host Fred Klein her new book which diverges from her usual topic of Santa Barbara and its history. Anamalia is a book of poetry paired…

Ep. 176: Annie Dahlgren

Annie Dahlgren stopped by to tell host Fred Klein about her new mystery novel Murder at the Potter Hotel, which is set in Santa Barbara’s past. Annie is also a…