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Nicholas Conley

Nicholas Conley – Pale Highway


Nicholas Conley is a novelist, world traveler, playwright, and coffee vigilante. His passion for storytelling began at an early age, prompted by a love of science fiction novels, comic books, and horror movies. His novel Pale Highway, the winner of the 2015 Preditors & Editors Award for Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novel, was influenced by his real life experience working with Alzheimer’s patients in a nursing home. He has written for Vox, The Huffington Post, SFFWorld, and, and his original radio play Something in the Nothing was performed live on the radio station WSCA 106.1 FM in 2016.

In order to better establish himself on the planet Earth, Nicholas has currently made his home in New Hampshire. When not trying on new Hawaiian shirts, reading, drinking coffee, or flying off to distant locations, Nicholas is currently working on his next novel, which will deal with traumatic brain injuries.





Pale Highway

Winner of the 2015 Preditors and Editors Award for Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novel

Available on

Gabriel Schist is spending his remaining years at Bright New Day, a nursing home. He once won the Nobel Prize for inventing a vaccine for AIDS. But now, he has Alzheimer’s, and his mind is slowly slipping away.

When one of the residents comes down with a horrific virus, Gabriel realizes that he is the only one who can find a cure. Encouraged by Victor, an odd stranger, he convinces the administrator to allow him to study the virus. Soon, reality begins to shift, and Gabriel’s hallucinations interfere with his work.

As the death count mounts, Gabriel is in a race against the clock and his own mind. Can he find a cure before his brain deteriorates past the point of no return?

Pale Highway - Nicholas Conley

Pale Highway – Nicholas Conley – Available on


13 thoughts on “

  1. NicholasConley,You may have had a book published and some nominations and awards in your pocket already ,but still I have nominated you for “The Versatile Blog Award”. If you don´t already know about this little competition the rules are on my blog including the link to yours.
    All the best and keep on writing…for me and other to read;-)

  2. Nicholas, thank you for the like on DamascusRoad News. Looking forward to reading your book – alzheimers, and the convolutions of the medical establishment are two subjects close to my heart!

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