Post Raleigh Wrap-Up

Now that I’m back home in New Hampshire, I’m thrilled to report that the Red Adept Publishing event down in Raleigh was a great time, and well worth the trip. The panel and book signing featured Jason Parent, Karissa Laurel, J. Leigh,  Jessica Dall, Erica Lucke Dean, and myself, as we discussed such topics as what drew us to our preferred genre, why we write, and where we write. I got the chance to field a few questions about Novel #3, and discuss what inspired Pale Highway. If you haven’t checked out the other authors on the panel, I highly recommend their works: great stuff!

I then spent some time exploring Chapel Hill and Raleigh. From there, everyone congregated for the Red Adept Publishing annual party, featuring bingo games, a raffle, great people, friendly dogs, and amazing food. All of the Red Adepts gathered together for this epic photo:


All in all, I’m happy I made the trip down, and I hope to make it back next year. The aforementioned raffle also included prizes, and while it took me some time and dedication to win one – or, really, the assistance of a handful of other friendly partygoers who helped me sort through a massive amount of tickets – I was finally able to win this rather handsome coffee mug, which I am now the proud owner of.

I’d imagine that none of you are surprised I went for the coffee mug. Predictable.


After an exhausting trip back via Atlanta and Boston, I’m now settling back into my office in New Hampshire, drinking coffee from my new Red Adept mug, catching up on my current writing projects, and finishing up an Octavia Butler novel that I read through three quarters of on the flight back. It’s been a great week, and I hope the same is true for all of you.

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Cameron Village Library: 5 Author Event

Tomorrow I’ll be taking a pit stop down in Raleigh, North Carolina for a five author panel signing, courtesy of Red Adept Publishing!

I’ll be joined by fellow authors Karissa Laurel (Midnight Burning), Erica Lucke Dean (Ashes of Life), Jessica Dall (Raining Embers), Jason Parent (Seeing Evil), and Lynn McNamee, the owner extraordinaire of Red Adept Publishing. There will be a question-and-answer panel at 1pm, followed by a book signing. No admission charge!

Any North Carolinians in the area are welcome to stop in. For more information, check out this site.


Here it is, guys!

As you all know, I’ve been hinting about the mysterious “Novel #2” for a long time.  Now, it’s time to pull back the shroud of secrecy and show you what I’ve been working on.

So, let’s cut through the curtains and see what’s waiting on the other side:

My next book, PALE HIGHWAY, will be coming to you this fall, from Red Adept Publishing!


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?

Coming Fall 2015

Wintery update!


Okay guys, so here’s the scoop.  The continually top secret Novel #2 has entered the official editing phase at Red Adept Publishing, so for the past month I’ve been working night and day with the editor to iron out all the kinks.  Luckily, this editor is absolutely amazing, with an incredible eye for detail (always a good thing!) and so it’s been a highly enjoyable process, all around.

As usual, more updates soon!

In the meantime, taking a step back to look at my first novel again, here’s a new review of The Cage Legacy, courtesy of Lizzy Baldwin of MyLittleBookBlog.  That review can be found here!  And, to give you guys a small preview:

The character profiles are built up brilliantly and developed consistently throughout. Ethan displays a split personality; both desperate to open up but also terrified of giving too much away.

…thank you, Lizzy!

The Cage Legacy, by Nicholas Conley - Art by André Levi Machado Chasqueira.

The Cage Legacy, by Nicholas Conley – Art by André Levi Machado Chasqueira.

To close out, I can’t finish without mentioning the one word that, right now, is currently on the lips of everyone here on the East Coast United States: snow.  Snow, snow and more snow.  For my fellow East Coasters, you know what I mean.  For everyone else, well, let me just say that we here on the east side have basically been hit by a big ol’ wintery fist to the face.  That said, I actually really like snow, so I’ve been enjoying it.  So far, no power outages!