1. Children's author Lee Wardlaw http://www.leewardlaw.com/ 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 Dog Tale Told in Haiku, a sequel to Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku.

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  2. Literary agent and writing instructor Toni Lopopolo http://lopopololiterary.com/ joins host Fred Klein to talk about 21st century writing, among other things. Ms Lopopolo will teach a Fiction Intensive with Shelly Lowenkopf, October 10-11, and she will speak at the 805 Writers conference http://www.805writersconference.com October 31-November 1.

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  3. Author Alex Sheshunoff.http://www.abeginnersguidetoparadise.com 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 adventures spending a year on an outer island of Yap.

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  4. Dr. Nancy O’Reilly http://www.drnancyoreilly.com/, 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 Life, is a tool to help women better achieve their goals.

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  5. Professor of Chicano Studies at UCSB Mario Garcia returns to tell host Fred Klein about his new book, The Chicano Generation: Testimonios of the Movement. Based on in-depth interviews conducted with three key activists, this book illuminates the lives of Raul Ruiz, Gloria Arellanes, and Rosalio Muñoz.

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Literary Gumbo

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,…


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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.

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