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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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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.

    TPC 111: "Ancient Salts, PT 1",  by Aaron Vlek

    TPC 111: "Ancient Salts, PT 1",  by Aaron Vlek

    Welcome to The Private Collector. This show explores The Librarian’s mission and delves deep into the occult and mystical realms in a way sure to give you the whim-whams!

    Story: “Ancient Salts: Part 1”,  by Aaron Vlek

    Our friend Frank Enfield has returned to from the lush green mountains of Iga Province in Japan, and is anxious to get back the Librarian and report, but the Librarian, and the entire population of Hudson seems to be missing!

    Along the waterfront, outside of town, Frank manages to find a few residents who are still around. Can they solve the mystery?

    Credits

    Author: Aaron Vlek | Editor: Daniel Foytik | Adapted for Audio by Daniel Foytik

    Cast: Frank Enfield / Crows – Daniel Foytik | Maggot Queen – Addison Peacock | Martine - Erika Sanderson

    Music and Score, Audio Editing, Sound Design and Mixing: – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)

    Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Aaron Vlek, Nico Vettese, Nelson W. Pyles

    9th Story Studios: 9thstory.com

    “The Private Collector Theme” and Episode Score – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)

    The Private Collector was created by Aaron Vlek and Daniel Foytik, based on the character “The Librarian” created by Nelson W. Pyles.
    © 2018-2020, 9th Story Studios, All Rights Reserved

    • 25 min
    TWL 916: "Carol's Christmas", by Nelson W. Pyles and Scarlett R. Algee

    TWL 916: "Carol's Christmas", by Nelson W. Pyles and Scarlett R. Algee

    Carol Dumas is a lot of things, and this Christmas she explains to her latest victim her past, future and present in this year's Christmassacre Episode.

    Authors: Nelson W. Pyles and Scarlett R. Algee

    Told by: Cynthia Lowman

    Custom Score: Nico Vettese

    Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

    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.

    Production Music

    "The Wicked Library Theme"
    Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

    Audio Recording

    Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

    9th Story Studios:

    Visit The Wicked Library:

    On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
    On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

    • 38 min
    TWL 915: An Extra Wicked Anthology

    TWL 915: An Extra Wicked Anthology

    It's time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you two great tales from the darker side of things. Supporters of the show at the $5 a month and above level hear these stories first at the rate of one a month. Later (once a quarter), the stories are compiled and shared with the entire audience to help promote the work of the authors, composers and voice actors.

    1. "Perverse", by Meg Hafdahl

    A woman struggles with the loss of her wife, and a dark truth.

    Author: Meg Hafdahl

    Storyteller: Jessica McEvoy

    Score: Nico Vettese

    2. "Next", by David Greske

    An institutionalized man finally understands the truth.

    Author: David Greske

    Storyteller: Graham Rowat

    Custom Score: Nico Vettese

    Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

    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.

    Production Music

    "The Wicked Library Theme"
    Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

    Audio Recording

    Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

    9th Story Studios:

    Visit The Wicked Library:

    On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
    On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

    • 1 hr 3 min
    TPC 110: "The Swallows of Iga”,  by Aaron Vlek

    TPC 110: "The Swallows of Iga”,  by Aaron Vlek

    Our friend Frank Enfield finds himself once again far, far away in exotic lands well beyond his imagining. Beautiful misty valleys and trails winding through the glorious lush green mountains of Iga Province in Japan. The perfect place for a little well deserved R&R.

    Frank is free to wander those peaceful vales to his little old heart’s content; its trails lined with charming little lanterns and shrines and the inviting roadside hut now and then where our weary traveler might stop and take refreshment and spend a peaceful night, if he dares! Just don’t wander off the trail for any reason at night because these misty vales and valleys are filled with ghosts, and some of them don’t like strangers and your dreams are your only protection!

    Oh, did I remember to remind Frank that Iga Province is the home of the Ninja and their notorious proclivity for all things mysterious very, very deadly. Well, nothing to worry about THERE, eh kiddies?

    Credits

    Author: Aaron Vlek | Editor: Daniel Foytik | Adapted for Audio by Daniel Foytik

    Cast: Frank Enfield – Daniel Foytik | Old Man / Middle Aged Man – Eric Wheeldon

    Music and Score: “The Private Collector Theme” and Episode Score – Nico Vettese (wetalkofdreams.com)

    Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producer: Aaron Vlek

    Final audio mix: Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: 9thstory.com

    The Private Collector was created by Aaron Vlek and Daniel Foytik, based on the character “The Librarian” created by Nelson W. Pyles.
    © 2019, 9th Story Studios, All Rights Reserved

    • 46 min
    TWL 914: Cinnamon to Taste, by Christi Nogle

    TWL 914: Cinnamon to Taste, by Christi Nogle

    Today's story is from an author new to the Wicked Library.

    Marnie and her aunt Cindy are happy running a bakery until Marnie gets lost in a dark nowhere. When she returns, nothing about her life feels the same. What is reality, anyway?

    Author: Christi Nogle

    Told by: Sarah Ruth Thomas

    Custom Score: Nico Vettese

    Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

    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.

    Production Music

    "The Wicked Library Theme"
    Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

    Audio Recording

    Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

    9th Story Studios:

    Visit The Wicked Library:

    On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
    On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

    • 36 min
    TWL 913: A Wicked Halloween Anthology - LIVE

    TWL 913: A Wicked Halloween Anthology - LIVE

    Today's show includes 3 Terrifying Tales and was recorded LIVE at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, GA as part of Explore Gwinnette's #Artober Festival! To watch the paintings being made head to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0bitdFlhTEZeGf7Fv8a5PQ/videos.

    "Freebies"
    Author: Christopher Long
    CAST:
    Opening Narrator – Graham Rowat
    Chet - Nelson W. Pyles
    Si - Daniel Foytik
    Kylie - Denise Michele Johnson
    The Stranger - Cynthia Lowman

    "Unholy Wedlock"
    Author: K. B. Goddard
    CAST:
    Opening Narrator – Mary Murphy
    Mrs. Winter & Mrs. Lucas - Denise Michele Johnson
    Algernon Hunter - Nelson W. Pyles
    John Evans & William Thompson - Daniel Foytik
    Louisa Hunter & Mrs. Hill - Cynthia Lowman

    The Lift: "The Lost and The Damned"
    Authors: Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyles
    (This story is simulcast as S4E4 of The Lift)
    CAST:
    Opening Narrator (Alice Bigglesworth-Hayes) -Erika Sanderson
    Special Agent Jackie Ellis & Courtney - Denise Michele Johnson
    Dexter Walters - Nelson W. Pyles
    Victoria Bigglesworth-Hayes – Amber Collins
    Jennifer - Cynthia Lowman
    Jim - Daniel Foytik

    Custom Scoring  Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams

    Sound design assistance, recording, and additional SFX: David Benedict and Atlanta Radio Theater Company.

    Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex J. Murd | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia Lowman, Nelson W. Pyles, Nico Vettese

    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.

    Production Music

    "The Wicked Library Theme"
    Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)

    "The Lift Opening Theme"
    Henninger-Parke Music

    "The Lift Closing Theme"
    Nico Vettese of We Talk of Dreams

    Audio Recording

    Final mix by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com

    9th Story Studios:

    Visit The Wicked Library:

    On Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewickedlibrary
    On Twitter: @wickedlibrary

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

Electrified. ,

Carol’s Christmas

This is the sort of story that has you side glancing your neighbor, wondering what they are hiding. Riveting, leaves room for imagery, and the perfect Southern charm gives the narrator extra oomph! Highly recommend!

ChickenDaddy4 ,

Top Tier Podcast

I love horror podcasts, I don’t know what took me so long to find this one but I’ve been listening to it everyday and won’t stop until I’m all caught up. IF YOU LIKE TERRIFYING STORIES THIS PODCAST IS FOR YOU. Great stuff!

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