Pale Highway

Red Adept Publishing, 2015

Pale Highway - Nicholas Conley

Pale Highway – Nicholas Conley

Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novel – Predators & Editors Readers Poll 2015

“Steeped in suspense, Conley’s novel delves into the darker recesses of the medical establishment. Gabriel is a sympathetic character, and the reader is pulled into his private struggles.” – Publishers Weekly

“Pale Highway brings his struggles for survival along with his fierce desire to hold off his symptoms long enough to save everyone around him to brilliant, beautiful life.” –

Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley is at once a tautly written sci-fi/fantasy novel, a probing character study, a medical thriller, and a literary gem that explores the complexities and nuances of the human condition.” – Michael Fedison

With a growing elderly population, this book serves as not only a character study on one man’s fight against his own mind and body but also to highlight the continuing need to help the older generation and try to understand before it is our turn.” – Steve Johnson

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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?



Clay Tongue: A Novelette


Clay Tongue novelette Nicholas Conley fantasyComing soon!

From the author of the award-winning Pale Highway and the radio play Something in the Nothing comes a short fantasy of love, shyness, and the secrets of human communication.

Katie Mirowitz is a small little girl with an even smaller little voice. She possesses a deep love for her grandfather, who suffers from aphasia after a bad stroke cuts loose the part of his brain that processes verbal language. When Katie uncovers a miraculous secret inside the pages of her grandfather’s old journal, as well as an ancient key, she goes out into the woods in search of answers — hoping to uncover a mythical being that, if it exists, may just have the ability to grant wishes.

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Something in the Nothing: A Radio Play About Alzheimer’s


Something in the Nothing - Nicholas Conley

First aired live on WSCA 106.1 FM on August 23rd, 2016, Nicholas Conley’s debut radio play, Something in the Nothing, can now be listened to online. Drawn from the same real life healthcare experiences that inspired Pale Highway, Something in the Nothing is set in a nursing home, and tells the story of a conversation between an Alzheimer’s patient and his caregiver — a conversation that will have a dramatic impact upon both of their lives, forever.

Something in the Nothing stars the voices of actors Erika Wilson, John Pearson, Jessica Rainville, Jessie Duthrie, David Phreaner, and Suzy Manzi.

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The Cage Legacy

Post Mortem Press, 2012

The Cage Legacy, by Nicholas Conley

The Cage Legacy, by Nicholas Conley

“Nicholas Conley expertly ratchets up the suspense until the tension is almost at breaking point in this fast paced psycho-thriller that’s really hard to put down.” – Catherine Rose Putsche

“A nail biting, page turning all night psychological read.” – Sheri A. Wilkinson

“I simply loved this book.” – Sharon C. Williams

“I don’t read a lot of thriller/horror books but I would love to read more from this author and his wonderful characters. This is definitely an author to watch!” – Lizzy Baldwin

“He has crafted realistic characters that catch your attention and demand that their story be heard.” – Dale Herring  

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Who is Ethan Cage?

Is he just a troubled 17-year-old high school student? A quiet, intelligent kid with a bad home life? Or is he a shattered human being, a boy who lost his faith in the world when he discovered that his loving father was secretly a psychotic serial killer? As Ethan’s world suddenly spirals out of control, he must confront the reality of his dark past and finally make the decision that will either define his life – or cut it short prematurely.


Additional Fiction Publications:

“Enslavement: A Novella”Road to Hell

“Echoes of Leaving” – The Coffee Shop Chronicles, Vol.1

“The Skunk Ape” – Dark Moon Digest #1

“It’s All Between the Lines” – Uncanny Allegories

“The Skunk Ape” – Dark Moon Digest #1

“Gleuvinn” – HUNGUR Magazine #11

“Eyes” – Road Trip (Spooky Travel Stories)

“Hit the Road, Running on Empty” – Oil!

“Square-Shaped Mind” – Cover of Darkness: 2012 Special Winter Edition

“Pale” – The Memory Eater

“The Painter” – Titles Goes Here #12

“A Boy and His Bicycle” – Zombies Gone Wild!

“Iron Cave” – World Unknown Review #1