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. 165: Meg Waite Clayton

Meg Waite Clayton returns to tell host Fred Klein about her latest novel The Race for Paris. In this new book two journalists, denied access to press camps and the…

Ep. 164: Lee Wardlaw

Children’s author Lee Wardlaw educated host Fred Klein about how to write a haiku and about Kid Inventors’ Day. Wardlaw’s latest book is Won Ton and Chopstick: A Cat and…

Ep. 163: Toni Lopopolo

Literary agent and writing instructor Toni Lopopolo joins host Fred Klein to talk about 21st century writing, among other things. Ms Lopopolo will teach a Fiction Intensive with Shelly Lowenkopf,…

Ep. 162: Alex Sheshunoff

Author Alex Sheshunoff sat down with host Fred Klein to talk about his vaguely humorous memoir hot off the presses – A Beginner’s Guide to Paradise. The book extols Sheshunoff’s…

Ep. 161: Dr. Nancy O’Reilly

Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, author and motivational speaker chats with host Fred Klein about empowering women. Dr. O’Reilly’s book, Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and…

Ep. 160: Mario T. Garcia

Professor of Chicano Studies at UCSB Mario T. Garcia returns to tell host Fred Klein about his new book, The Chicano Generation: Testimonios of the Movement. Based on in-depth interviews…

Ep. 159: Michelle Robin La

Author Michelle Robin La talks with host Fred Klein about her first book Catching Shrimp with Bare Hands. The book is a memoir based on Robin’s husband’s life growing up…

Ep. 158: Dan Poynter

Self publishing guru Dan Poynter returns to tell host Fred Klein about his new book, Para Promotion Program: A Step-By-Step Guide to Successful Book Promotion for Authors & Publishers. The…

Ep. 157: Susan Chiavelli

Santa Barbara local writer and poet Susan Chiavelli visits with host Fred Klein. Susan’s stories have appeared in such publications as the Minnetonka Review. Speaking of Stories has performed more…

Ep. 156: Patricia Fry

Patricia Fry entertains host Fred Klein with talk about her Klepto Cat Mystery series. They also discuss Patricia’s involvement in Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network. Literary Gumbo: Patricia Fry…