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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, an ...
 
Fourteen short stories of horror, science fiction, and fantasy; 65,306 words of terror by a single author who clearly intends to one day be known as a Master in the genre. Listening to …And They All Lived Happily Ever After! is a completely different experience than the amazing visual journey created by the sequential art and graphic elements that one will enjoy while reading the book. The audio adaptation is a nice complement to the paperback.
 
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Season Finale! Season 10 comes to an end with another dark tale written just for us by Pippa Bailey. It's the Midnight Mayhem Camp-out and everyone is sharing their scariest stories. A Haitian man shares a very personal and terrifying tale about when he was a boy and came face-to-face with majik, voodoo, and the Gunny Sack Man in a tale he calls "H…
 
Rook's Folly Frank has been through many changes while serving the Librarian, now, his most recent transformation is complete, and he fully embraces his new form and leaves parts of himself behind as he moves toward his ultimate future. Join Frank as shares the details of his latest caper with the Librarian and his best girl Martine. A cosmic conte…
 
It's time for our annual Christmassacre episode. This year we bring you 5 dark tales to bring some cold, dark fear to your Yuletide Celebration. "Purple and Pall", by Scarlet R. Algee, told by Daniel Foytik and scored by Nico Vettese. "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year", by Michelle Renee Lane, told by Dana M Lewis, and scored by Nico Vettese. "L…
 
Season 10 brings you another dark tale written just for us by Angela Yuriko Smith. A woman born with a strange condition relates how she became one of the most popular women in her small town and developed her special skills. Told by: Sarah Ruth Thomas Custom Score: Nico Vettese Voice of the Librarian: Nelson Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | H…
 
Season 10 brings you another dark tale written just for us. Jenny, a woman in her early 30s who suffers from a severe, untreated panic disorder is driving cross-country to enjoy a vacation with her friend. When a storm forces her to pull over and wait it out, she's thrown into a situation where a strange reality from another time overlaps our own. …
 
The Rite of Paris The Private collector dives fully into Season 2 with this all new episode. Frank has been through many changes while serving the Librarian, but as Frank shares in this latest adventure, the full extent of that transformation has finally become evident. Join Frank as he peers behind the the literal curtain into the Librarian's priv…
 
It's time for our annual Halloween episode. This year we bring you 3 dark tales to help make your Samhain extra spooky. 1: "Light on Broken Glass", by Gary A. Braunbeck | Told by: Nelson W. Pyles | Custom Score: Nico Vettese 2: "The Dinner Conversation", by Nelson W. Pyles | Told by: Erika Sanderson | Vocal Edit and Custom Score: Nico Vettese 3: "C…
 
Today, The Librarian decided to bring you a dark tale by Edgar Allan Poe as a special pre-Halloween treat. Normally, Wicked Fairy Tales is only heard by our supporters at the $5 a month and above level, but since this is the Librarian's favorite time of the year, he couldn't help giving you a little extra treat in preparation for tomorrow's Hallowe…
 
Season 10 brings you two new dark Tales by TWL Alum, Jessica McHugh. 1: "Pick your Path and I'll Pray" Former forty-niner Elmer Wray thought he left his tragic past at the bottom of a bottle, but when he's called back to his old mining claim, he realizes not all that glitters is gold. Told by: Graham Rowat Custom Score: Nico Vettese 2: "Always a Br…
 
Season 10 brings you another dark tale written just for us. James Keller lives in a world where living requires a REC booster and, for those who can't afford it, death is a medical procedure planned and controlled by the government. Told by: Graham Rowat Custom Score: Nico Vettese Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromed…
 
Ancient Salts, Pt 2. Frank found himself in a difficult situation last time we checked in on him. The town, empty, the Librarian trapped and himself lost. In the epic conclusion, Frank finds out more than he ever expected about the Geezers, reality, and himself. We kick off Season two with part two of "Ancient Salts". Credits Author: Aaron Vlek | E…
 
Season 10 brings you another dark tale written just for us. When Kris Winters moves into her grandmother’s house and becomes ill, she thinks it’s allergies. She couldn’t be more wrong. Told by: Jessica McEvoy Custom Score: Nico Vettese Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foyti…
 
Miss Jaye is back with yet another episode of Janessa After Dark's spine-tingling horror-themed Series 2 - and the interview for this episode is absolutely iconic!First though, Miss Jaye talks a little bit about the "first girl." Not to be confused with the final girl, a well-known slasher trope that was initially defined by Carol Clover in her boo…
 
Season 10 continues with another briny Batrachian tale as we take a dark dive into the deep. Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion returns in another dark and mysterious adventure. This time, he visits his friend Gerald Marshall at his summer, seaside cottage when Gerald's nephew falls ill under strange circumstances. This tale draws on the events told in "The…
 
Season 10 continues with a wet and Wicked wild wade into the waves. Nicola Hope is exhausted, tired, buggered even. She spends most of her time sweating like a pig in the Horny Haggis kitchen, but now that she's done for the day, all she wants is to sit at the bar and guzzle down all the beer in the world - and maybe just maybe, if she's lucky enou…
 
Season 10 continues with a disturbing found tape recording which relates the hidden truth behind a suspected bombing. When Eddie Wozniak manages to fight off an intruder, he knows it's more than a home invasion, so he records a message fro his friend Bobby in hopes that someone will find out the truth. Told by: Graham Rowat Voice of the Librarian: …
 
Season 10 continues as we dive deep into dark fantasy with today's tale by returning author, Kelli Perkins. This dark tale was written just for The Wicked Library, and is a prequel to Kelli's novel, This Mortal Coil. In a time where Oru was still figuring out its delicate Balance, one little wood nymph is charged with a vital task. But is she up to…
 
Season 10 continues with a fantastic tale by an author appearing on the show for the first time, Bram Stoker Award-winning author, Sara Tantlinger. This dark tale was written just for The Wicked Library. In 1971, a test of the Emergency Broadcast System was sent the wrong code word, sending 40 minutes of confused panic across the airwaves. In Sara'…
 
Season 10 continues with a fantastic tale by an author appearing on the show for the first time, Crystal Connor. This dark tale, written just for The Wicked Library, takes us deep into hidden realms and the reality that lies just unseen below the one we normally see. It's a tale of a woman searching to find out who she is, who her ancestors were, a…
 
Season 10 continues with a fantastic tale by returning author, Miracle Austin. A Texas town full of secrets will alter everything in the life of teen, Myles Bolanos. One secret places his life in jeopardy. Will Myles become prey or predator? Lock all your doors. Get comfortable and listen to Miracle Austin's "NightRunner". Author: Miracle Austin To…
 
Season 10 continues with a fantastic tale by returning author, Owl Goingback. Digging Owl has been abducted from his home and taken to far off Spain to foretell the future for King Charles. Cultures collide when a great evil is revealed to be affecting the mind of the King. Author: Owl Goingback Told by: Graham Rowat Custom Score: Nico Vettese Voic…
 
Season 10 continues with another new horror tale written just for us by an author new to the show, Ronald J. Murray Riley’s concern becomes severe anxiety when he can’t get a hold of his wife. He only wants to be sure that she is okay, and he wants answers as to why they’ve suddenly separated. What he finds instead is a nightmare. Author: Ronald J.…
 
Season 10 continues with another new horror tale written just for us by returning author, Meg Hafdahl. After Darcy dumps her boyfriend, she is desperate to get away. So, when a helpful mom named Pam picks up hitchhiking Darcy, she is more than pleased to spend a night in the suburban paradise of Bramblewood. Soon, Darcy discovers that beneath the c…
 
Miss Jaye is back with the next step on her journey for healing, wholeness, and hot-mess-reduction: Lysa TerKeurst's UNIVITED: LIVING LOVED WHEN YOU FEEL LESS THAN, LEFT OUT, & LONELY. The first book in #TheSquad presented from a Christian perspective, Miss Jaye needed to unpack a few troubled memories from her past to get through this one!Part One…
 
Season 10 continues with another new horror tale written just for us by an amazing author new to our show, Lawrence C. Connolly. Today's tale focuses on a man with a very special ability. He met her in a dream. Stalked her when he woke. And when he found her … the nightmare began. Author: Lawrence C. Connolly Told by the author. Custom Score: Nico …
 
We kick off Season 10 with a dark tale from returning author, Christopher Long. Sir Arthur Kane spent his life building an empire out of plastic. He never dreamt it would turn against him, not even when it started building islands out in the middle of the ocean. Author: Christopher Long Told by: Louie Pollard Custom Score: Nico Vettese Voice of the…
 
Today we conclude our celebration of Women in Horror Month at the Wicked Library with a terrifyingly wicked tale by Aaron Vlek. Alfonse de Cartier is the modern day descendant of one of the greatest mambo priestesses New Orleans has ever seen. Unfortunately for Al, as his colleagues at the New Orleans police department call him, all that made his f…
 
Today we celebrate Women in Horror Month at the Wicked Library with a special collection of six deeply dark and disturbing short tales by Scarlett R. Algee. Be warned though, these tales may be far too much for sensitive listeners. 1 - "Incision" A nightmare surgery with a terrifying outcome. Told by Cynthia Lowman 2 - "Clary Recollected" An unfort…
 
Today we celebrate Women in Horror Month at the Wicked Library with a full cast production of "Train Man" by Cynthia Lowman. Ever since she was a child, Rissa has been terrified of the trains that rumbled past her house at night and the nightmares that came with them - especially those of the Train Man. While Rissa finds ways to cope with her fear …
 
Today's story is from an author new to the Wicked Library. Booker is a man with no qualms when it comes to killing. Violence and death are a part of his all too human nature. But, when a young girl comes to this hired killer with a strange job and even stranger target, Booker finally has his work cut out for him. Author: John Wolf Told by: Daniel F…
 
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 Libra…
 
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: Dan…
 
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…
 
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; it…
 
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. Pyle…
 
It's been a hot minute, but Miss Jaye is back with yet another attempt at fast-tracked self improvement. This time she's reading ME MY BIGGEST SOLUTION by Dakon Green - a book that made its way into #TheSquad in a very unusual way!Part One: When Self Published Authors AttackMiss Jaye talks a little bit about how she came to find this book and inclu…
 
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…
 
This time on Talking Wicked, I chat with Jessica McHugh. Jessica is our first Resident Author and a very prolific writer in multiple genres including speculative fiction, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and even young adult. We discuss her long writing career, the changes time brings to a writer's focus, philosophy, and how we handle challenges and life ba…
 
Today's story is from an author new to the Wicked Library. In today's Halloween Tale, we explore love and longing, dark desires, and the danger of thinking you truly know another. Author: Anne Chichester Told by: Nelson W. Pyles and Cynthia Lowman Custom Score and vocal edit/mix: Nico Vettese Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Alex …
 
It seems Frank made it back all in one piece, in a manner of speaking, from his leisurely little vacation out west with Coyote. But now it’s time to get back to work and he’s on his own this time. It seems a stranger has turned up dead at the old Jessup place and Frank pulls out the toys of his trade to find out what’s happened. Besides that corpse…
 
We kick of Season 2 of Wicked Fairy Tales with this King Sized tale of a spoiled princess, fairies, kings and a dwarf. To Celebrate the kick off of Season 2, this first tale is shared with our full audience. To enjoy a new Wicked Fairy Tale each month, support the show at the $5 a month level. Enjoy this trigger filled French literary fairy tale by…
 
Do you believe in Coyote? I mean really believe? Because if you do, then you know if he wants you he just trots right up and hoists his leg and marks you as his own. He doesn’t ask if you’re interested or not or what gods you pray to or don’t or even the color of your hide. Then again, maybe he just needed to relieve himself and you got in the way!…
 
Today's story is by the amazing Jessica McHugh, and is part of Nightscape Press's 2018 Ashes & Entropy anthology. This tale also made Ellen Datlow's recommended list of Best Horror of 2019. Miss Jennie Creagh's brothel on Amity Street comes highly recommended by The Gentleman's Directory, and her freak show in the little house across the road ain't…
 
This week on Talking Wicked, I chat with K. B. Goddard. Miss Goddard is a frequent contributor to The Lift and The Wicked Library, and a favorite author among listeners. We talk about how she came to write ghost stories, the attraction to Victorian fiction, her strong female characters, and of course her recent episodes on The Wicked Library, and T…
 
It's time for another quarterly Extra Wicked Anthology Episode! Today we bring you three 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 wo…
 
Miss Jaye is back with another fabulous episode of Janessa After Dark! To get things started, Miss Jaye talks a little bit about the importance of representation in media - seeing yourself can be instrumental for being yourself! Universal stories aren't even universal, they just reflect those in power...and that needs to change! After the commentar…
 
This time The Librarian sends Frank on a caper to foreign shores where he gets a taste of magical beasties he’s never even heard of before - Cairo! In that city teeming with ancient magics Frank comes face to face with a jinn, scads of them, including an old friend of The Librarian’s. Frank finds himself blindfolded and marched at sword point out i…
 
A visit to an old friend exposes Algernon Hunter to a series of strange occurrences. Is his friend's house really haunted? What is the nature of his wife's strange ailment? and what secret knowledge does the captivating Miss Jennings hold? Author: K.B. Goddard Told by: Graham Rowat Custom Score: Nico Vettese Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles …
 
This week on Talking Wicked, I chat with Christa Carmen. We talk about how Christa came to writing short stories, why horror doesn't scare her, writing what you know, and of course her recent episode on The Wicked Library, in which we brought her story "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge" to life. Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik Get your co…
 
Story: “The Big Easy as the Crow Flies, Part 2”, by Aaron Vlek We wrap up the second part of Frank’s mission to New Orleans – the mission everything has been leading to. Join Frank as he confronts his most dangerous enemies yet and takes the final step out of his past, and into a dark and mysterious future. Editors: Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyle…
 
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