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. 175: Betsy J. Green

Betsy J. Green reminisces with host Fred Klein about Santa Barbara one hundred years ago. Betsy’s new book, Way Back When: Santa Barbara in 1915, chronicles events from a century…

Ep. 174: Monte Schulz

Monte Schulz returns to chat with host Fred Klein about his new epic novel Crossing Eden and great literature in general. Monte is also a composer of several CDs and…

Ep. 173: Dick Jorgensen

Dick Jorgensen tells host Fred Klein about his new book O Tomodachi which chronicles Jorgensen’s two years in Japan in 1954 on a first-ever exchange program. Literary Gumbo: Dick Jorgensen…

Ep. 172: Beverlye Hyman Fead

Beverlye Hyman Fead returns to tell host Fred Klein about her new book Aging in High Heels: Living a Life with Passion, Hope & Laughter. Beverly talks about her amazing…

Ep. 171: Robin Yardi

Children’s book author Robin Yardi talks with host Fred Klein about growing up in Santa Barbara CA and her variety of writing talents. Robin’s books include an educational picture book…

Ep. 170: Taylor Bayouth

Author Taylor Bayouth stops by the give host Fred Klein insight on How to Steal the Mona Lisa: and Six Other World-Famous Treasures. Seriously, Bayouth’s humorous book describes seven heists…

Ep. 169: Monte Schulz

Author and songwriter Monte Schulz returns to inform host Fred Klein about his latest novel Crossing Eden. Monte’s musical group, Seraphonium, has a new album, After Many a Summer, comprised…

Ep. 168: Dana Matthaei Kent

Dana Matthaei Kent talks with host Fred Klein about her book Brussels to Beirut to Bali: The 1958 World Travels of Four Girls in a Second-Hand Chevy. Literary Gumbo: Dana…

Ep. 167: R.K. Jackson

Author R.K. Jackson visits with host Fred Klein and talks about his debut novel The Girl in the Maze: A Thriller. Literary Gumbo: R.K. Jackson from Literary Gumbo on Vimeo.

Ep. 166: John Wilder

John Wilder describes for host Fred Klein how he went from actor to screenwriter, and now to author. Wilder’s new mystery novel is titled Nobody Dies In Hollywood. Literary Gumbo:…