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The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. Authors of all types have contributed stories, like Jessica McHugh, KB Goddard, C. Bryan Brown, Stephanie Wytovich, and bestselling authors like Neil Gaiman and Owl Goingback.

If you'd like to be a featured author on the show see our website for submission guidelines.

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    • 4.7 • 59 Ratings

The Wicked Library is a Parsec Award winning show featuring horror fiction stories from upcoming, new, independent and bestselling authors. Our Tales of terror are read by Host / Producer, Daniel Foytik and other popular voice actors and feature custom music to bring the stories to life. Each episode features the work of some of the best voices in independent horror fiction. Authors of all types have contributed stories, like Jessica McHugh, KB Goddard, C. Bryan Brown, Stephanie Wytovich, and bestselling authors like Neil Gaiman and Owl Goingback.

If you'd like to be a featured author on the show see our website for submission guidelines.

    TWL 1108: “Faces of Mars”, by A.P. Sessler

    TWL 1108: “Faces of Mars”, by A.P. Sessler

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    Welcome to The Wicked Library for our season of Sci-Fi Themed Horror.
    Author: A. P. Sessler
    Storyteller: Graham Rowat
    Host: Daniel Foytik
    Featuring a custom score by Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams.

    Story Summary:
    Mark sees things in wood most people can’t. Every piece of wood contains a creature trapped inside and it’s his ability to free them. An eagle. A rabbit. A wolf. A bear. Ever since he clicked on a series of images taken by Ingenuity he’s been seeing the Face of Mars, but for the first time something is looking back, and it, too, longs for liberation.

    Warning: The Wicked Library is a horror fiction podcast created for a mature audience. Our stories contain graphic descriptions of pain, murder, violence, blood, betrayal, and inhumanity; monsters win, people die, and hope is often shattered. There is also beauty, heart, catharsis, and raw emotion. Fear may be deeply personal, but we all share it.

    If at any time a story takes you to a place too dark, turn on the lights, press pause, or press stop. And always remember, that unlike in the real world, these nightmares, and your participation in them, are under your control.

    Producer & Showrunner: Daniel Foytik
    Producer: Meg Williams

    Lead Editor & Executive Producer: Scarlett R. Algee
    Creative Director & Executive Producer: Jeanette Andromeda
    Resident Composer & Executive Producer: Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams

    Hosted by: Daniel Foytik
    Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda
    Score & Incidental Music: Nico Vettese
    Main Theme: “The Library Awakens” Nico Vettese
    Final Audio Mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios LLC

    Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print. Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

    Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print. Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

    The Wicked Library is created by 9th Story Studios LLC: www.9thstory.com
    Audio program ©2022 – 9th Story Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of 9th Story Studios LLC. The copyrights for stories are held by the respective authors.

    • 58 min
    TWL 1107: "Making the Merrow", by Samantha Mayotte

    TWL 1107: "Making the Merrow", by Samantha Mayotte

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    Welcome to The Wicked Library for our season of Sci-Fi Themed Horror.
    Author: Samantha Mayotte
    Storyteller: Addison Peacock
    Host: Jessica McEvoy
    Featuring a custom score by Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams.

    Story Summary:
    Humans are imperfect beings, often leaving us wishing and wanting more for ourselves. To be taller, skinnier, fitter, faster, to be someone, or something, other than ourselves. If you found a mysterious Organization that could promise just that–perfection, in whatever way you want it–would you take it or let it slip through your fingers? Would you let them alter your anatomy, down to your very genetic code, to become the version of yourself you always dreamed of being?

    Warning: The Wicked Library is a horror fiction podcast created for a mature audience. Our stories contain graphic descriptions of pain, murder, violence, blood, betrayal, and inhumanity; monsters win, people die, and hope is often shattered. There is also beauty, heart, catharsis, and raw emotion. Fear may be deeply personal, but we all share it.

    If at any time a story takes you to a place too dark, turn on the lights, press pause, or press stop. And always remember, that unlike in the real world, these nightmares, and your participation in them, are under your control.

    Producer & Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

    Lead Editor & Executive Producer: Scarlett R. Algee
    Creative Director & Executive Producer: Jeanette Andromeda
    Resident Composer & Executive Producer: Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams

    Hosted by: Jessica McEvoy
    Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda
    Score & Incidental Music: Nico Vettese
    Main Theme: “The Library Awakens” Nico Vettese
    Final Audio Mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios

    Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print. Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

    Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print. Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

    The Wicked Library is created by 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com
    Audio program ©2022 – 9th Story Studios / Daniel Foytik. All Rights Reserved.

    No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of 9th Story Studios. The copyrights for stories are held by the respective authors.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    TWL 1106: “Unfolding”, by Lawrence C. Connolly

    TWL 1106: “Unfolding”, by Lawrence C. Connolly

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    Welcome to The Wicked Library for our season of Sci-Fi Themed Horror.
    Author: Lawrence C. Connolly
    Storyteller: Lawrence C. Connolly
    Host: Davis Walden
    Featuring a custom score by Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams.

    Story Summary:
    It seemed a harmless obsession, folding paper into hollow spheres, pyramids, and stars. But the administrators feared the power of his art. He had to be stopped. To save the world. To save himself.

    Warning: The Wicked Library is a horror fiction podcast created for a mature audience. Our stories contain graphic descriptions of pain, murder, violence, blood, betrayal, and inhumanity; monsters win, people die, and hope is often shattered. There is also beauty, heart, catharsis, and raw emotion. Fear may be deeply personal, but we all share it.

    If at any time a story takes you to a place too dark, turn on the lights, press pause, or press stop. And always remember, that unlike in the real world, these nightmares, and your participation in them, are under your control.

    Producer & Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

    Lead Editor & Executive Producer: Scarlett R. Algee
    Creative Director & Executive Producer: Jeanette Andromeda
    Resident Composer & Executive Producer: Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams

    Hosted by: Davis Walden
    Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda
    Score & Incidental Music: Nico Vettese
    Main Theme: “The Library Awakens” Nico Vettese
    Final Audio Mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios

    Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print. Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

    Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print. Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

    The Wicked Library is created by 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com
    Audio program ©2021 – 9th Story Studios / Daniel Foytik. All Rights Reserved.

    No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of 9th Story Studios. The copyrights for stories are held by the respective authors.

    • 49 min
    TWL 1105: "The Filling", by Michael A. Arnzen

    TWL 1105: "The Filling", by Michael A. Arnzen

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    Welcome to The Wicked Library for our season of Sci-Fi Themed Horror.
    Author: Michael A. Arnzen
    Storyteller: Graham Rowat
    Host: Jeanette Andromeda
    Featuring a custom score by Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams.

    Story Summary:
    Billy deeply loved his Grandma Baccalieri. She kept him warm and happy after his parents died and he had to move in with her. He especially enjoyed her baked desserts from the old country — from her cinnamon cream torte to her vanilla-blueberry pie.

    But Billy knew that his Grandma just had to die. Because of her malochia… her horrible, evil eye… her terrifying curse….

    Warning: The Wicked Library is a horror fiction podcast created for a mature audience. Our stories contain graphic descriptions of pain, murder, violence, blood, betrayal, and inhumanity; monsters win, people die, and hope is often shattered. There is also beauty, heart, catharsis, and raw emotion. Fear may be deeply personal, but we all share it.

    If at any time a story takes you to a place too dark, turn on the lights, press pause, or press stop. And always remember, that unlike in the real world, these nightmares, and your participation in them, are under your control.

    Producer & Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

    Lead Editor & Executive Producer: Scarlett R. Algee
    Creative Director & Executive Producer: Jeanette Andromeda
    Resident Composer & Executive Producer: Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams

    Hosted by: Graham Rowat
    Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda
    Score & Incidental Music: Nico Vettese
    Main Theme: “The Library Awakens” Nico Vettese
    Final Audio Mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios

    Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print. Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

    Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print. Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

    The Wicked Library is created by 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com
    Audio program ©2021 – 9th Story Studios / Daniel Foytik. All Rights Reserved.

    No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of 9th Story Studios. The copyrights for stories are held by the respective authors.

    • 51 min
    TWL 1104: "Zero Alpha", by Barbara Jean Savoie

    TWL 1104: "Zero Alpha", by Barbara Jean Savoie

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    Welcome to The Wicked Library for our season of Sci-Fi Themed Horror.
    Author: Barbara Jean Savoie
    Storyteller: Sarah Ruth Thomas
    Host: Graham Rowat
    Featuring a custom score by Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams.
    Story Summary:
    Project Zero Alpha: Access denied. Unable to verify user’s identity and relevant security clearance. Please contact System Administration if issue persists.

    Warning: The Wicked Library is a horror fiction podcast created for a mature audience. Our stories contain graphic descriptions of pain, murder, violence, blood, betrayal, and inhumanity; monsters win, people die, and hope is often shattered. There is also beauty, heart, catharsis, and raw emotion. Fear may be deeply personal, but we all share it.

    If at any time a story takes you to a place too dark, turn on the lights, press pause, or press stop. And always remember, that unlike in the real world, these nightmares, and your participation in them, are under your control.

    Producer & Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

    Lead Editor & Executive Producer: Scarlett R. Algee
    Creative Director & Executive Producer: Jeanette Andromeda
    Resident Composer & Executive Producer: Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams

    Hosted by: Graham Rowat
    Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda
    Score & Incidental Music: Nico Vettese
    Main Theme: “The Library Awakens” Nico Vettese
    Final Audio Mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios

    Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print. Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

    Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print. Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

    The Wicked Library is created by 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com
    Audio program ©2021 – 9th Story Studios / Daniel Foytik. All Rights Reserved.

    No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of 9th Story Studios. The copyrights for stories are held by the respective authors.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    TWL 1103: “The Sound of Madness”, by Ricardo Victoria

    TWL 1103: “The Sound of Madness”, by Ricardo Victoria

    Welcome to The Wicked Library for our season of Sci-Fi Themed Horror.
    Author: Ricardo Victoria
    Storyteller: André Luc Martinez
    Host: Addison Peacock

    Featuring a custom score by Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams.

    Story Summary:
    Exploring the cosmos is a risky proposition. It is cold, silent, uncaring, and vast. No matter how well prepared, or how careful you are, nothing can protect you from the unexpected. Especially when it comes to finding signs that we were not alone in the universe, or when those signs come from forms of life beyond our expectations or comprehension. It can go even worse when those forms of life are ancient, insidious, and choose to mess with your head for their own ineffable reasons. Beware, listener, for the dark corners of the cosmos will get you sooner or later.

    Warning: The Wicked Library is a horror fiction podcast created for a mature audience. Our stories contain graphic descriptions of pain, murder, violence, blood, betrayal, and inhumanity; monsters win, people die, and hope is often shattered. There is also beauty, heart, catharsis, and raw emotion. Fear may be deeply personal, but we all share it.

    If at any time a story takes you to a place too dark, turn on the lights, press pause, or press stop. And always remember, that unlike in the real world, these nightmares, and your participation in them, are under your control.

    Producer & Showrunner: Daniel Foytik

    Lead Editor & Executive Producer: Scarlett R. Algee
    Creative Director & Executive Producer: Jeanette Andromeda
    Resident Composer & Executive Producer: Nico Vettese, of We Talk of Dreams

    Hosted by: Addison Peacock
    Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda
    Score & Incidental Music: Nico Vettese
    Main Theme: “The Library Awakens” Nico Vettese
    Final Audio Mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios

    Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print. Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

    Get your copy of The Lift, 9 Stories of Transformation Volume One on Kindle, or in print. Visit victoriaslift.com/read to get your copy today.

    The Wicked Library is created by 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com
    Audio program ©2021 – 9th Story Studios / Daniel Foytik. All Rights Reserved.

    No reproduction or use of this content is permitted without the express written consent of 9th Story Studios. The copyrights for stories are held by the respective authors.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Rivers 32467 ,

Awesome!!!

I’ve loved this show for a very long time!! Even more during COVID!!!

Marty Sugar ,

Love it

I love this show, especially the TPC
episodes. The first episode of the new sci-fi season had to be the biggest chore ever, though. Yikes.

Gkee71 ,

Best way to get to work

Love listening to these stories on my commute to work. Great way to past the time and stay awake on the drive home (creepier/ scarier the better). Very well done and a fun listen.

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