Register to attend the 2017 S.B. Writers Conference

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Find the distinctive voices of your characters and then allow them the freedom to lead you through your story.

- Walter Dallenbach

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Fred Klein

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Fred Klein

About Me

Fred Klein spent 30 years as a Vice President of Bantam Books, head of marketing and ultimately executive editor, working with a number of noted authors. Retired to Santa Barbara, California, he became a part of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and worked as a book reviewer for the Santa Barbara News Press. He also helped create the Santa Barbara Book and Author Festival.

The co-editor of The File Encyclopedia, he currently works with writers and is creator of Literary Gumbo, a Channel 17 interview show. Fred will be available throughout the week for 15-minute consultations.