- “Samhain at the Von Stark’s” – by Maddie Von Stark, read by Nelson W. Pyles
- “Mr. Perfect” – by Caitlin Marceau, read by Nelson W. Pyles
- “No Car – Truck” – by Daniel Foytik, read by Daniel Foytik
- “Freak” – by Lindsey Goddard, read by Nelson W. Pyles
- “Fuck the Fae” – by Mae March, read by Nelson W. Pyles
- “The Raven” – by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Nelson W. Pyles
- “Of a Promise Broken” – by Lafcadio Hearn, read by Nelson W. Pyles
Today’s super sized episode features 7 wicked tales from the living and the dead. Recorded live in front of a captive audience at Rickert and Beagle Books.
For this episode, current host Daniel Foytik digs up the reanimated corpse of Nelson W. Pyles and props it up in front of the microphone to read 6 of the 7 tales.
We hope you enjoy the show! Please share the link and rate if you do. Happy Halloween!
About the Authors:
Maddie Holliday Von Stark is a badass horror fiction writer from the north woods of Wisconsin. She is known for her mad scientist fractal art, Lord Byron – Ed Poe – Lovecraft – Henry Rollins-ish damnable writings. She is the former Art Director of the Wicked Library. She is also on the marketing team for Fantastic Planet/A Night of Horror Film Festival, Sydney, Australia.
When not creating artistic mayhem, MVS enjoys spending time with her hairless chihuahua, Mr. Wu. She is also known for her county fair winning Wicked Apple Jelly. She is also a proud graduate of Montana State University. “Go Cats!”
Caitlin Marceau is an author and professional editor living and working in Montreal. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and spends most of her time working as a freelance journalist for an array of publications.
When she’s not busy hunting down stories, she prefers to focus her time on publishing works of horror and experimental fiction. She’s also been published for poetry as well as creative non-fiction, and has spoken about horror literature at several Canadian conventions. Her workshop “Bikinis, Brains, and Boogeymen: How To Write Realistic Women In Horror,” was acclaimed by Yell Magazine.
If she’s not covered in ink or wading through stacks of paper, you can find her ranting about issues in pop culture or nerding out over a good book.
For more information, or just to say hi, you can reach her through email@example.com
Daniel Foytik is the current host and producer of The Wicked Library. Dan is a writer and storyteller who explores his love story and storytelling in all its forms through, writing, narration, audio production, and podcasting. His original podcast 9th Story features interviews and discussions on story.
Dan’s production entity, 9th Story Studios, creates The Wicked Library, 9th Story, and will be launching three new podcasts this fall: Listen: devoted to storytellers telling stories, #AmWriting Podcast: on the craft of writing, and The Lift: a series of tales similar in nature to The Twilight Zone, which will star Victoria from the 9th Story and feature the work of 12 talented writers.
Lindsey Goddard’s stories and poems have been published over forty times. Recent credits include Dark Moon Digest, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, James Ward Kirk Fiction, and Sirens Call Publications.
She lives in the suburbs of St. Louis. MO with her husband and three children. For more information, please visit: www.LindseyBethGoddard.com
Mae March, the Mad Mistress of the Mad Marshes is the most dominant fragmentation of the already compartmentalized mind known as the Mad Marshes. The chosen name itself is little more than a quirky twist on her most beloved character from the colorful cast of a favored childhood book.
Her writing began at an early age, starting with scripts and short skits which she would enact for her ever humoring cousin, but didn’t take a turn toward terror until college and life in the harshness of what most of you think is reality showed her droll the world was, and how desperately it needed a little nettling in the noggin to open it’s eyes to the shadows lurking in the corners.
Lafcadio Hearn, known also by the Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo (小泉 八雲?), was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories, such as Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things.
About the Artist:
Jon Towers is an artist and writer, he is the creative mind behind indie comic book company Stigmata Studios. Often referred to as the “Creator Emeritus” of Society 13 and Co-creator the Wicked Library by former Host and current Executive Producer, Nelson W. Pyles, Jon Towers is a modern Renaissance Man, who serves up his brand of awesome in the form of comics, observation, satire, myth and legend, and edgy writing and observation. He will be featured in an upcoming issue of Dreadful Geographic, an Ezine from Forsaken. You can find Jon’s graphic novel, the D’Jinn Jihad on Amazon, and all things Jon Towers on his website, Stigmata Studios.
Stigmata Studios is an indie comic studio that has been producing indie comics featuring the heroic Nonstandard Assembly and its quirky members for over ten years. They produce graphic novels, comic book magazines and FREE web comics! The stories feature history, the occult, politics, myth, whiskey and violence with an edgy point of view.
Dramatic readings performed by:
The Wicked Library Theme
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)
The Society 13 Theme
Anthony Rowsick of Novus (novus3.bandcamp.com)
Deep Noise, Danse Macabre, Professor and the Plant
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Horde (used to accompany promo for Everything Here is a Nightmare)
Darkmood Music (cdbaby.com/Artist/Darkmood)
Used with Permission
Sound Design by Daniel Foytik, 9th Story Studios: www.9thstory.com
Producer: Daniel Foytik Executive Producer: Nelson W. Pyles
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This Episode of the Wicked Library was presented by our sponsor:
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Michael Gorring – Audio Equipment
Stigmata Studios – Video Recording
Chris Rickert – Recording Location
Nelson W. Pyles