Who is Nicholas Conley?

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Nicholas Conley is an award-winning Jewish American author, journalist, and playwright. His books Pale Highway, Intraterrestrial, and Clay Tongue: A Novelette draw from his real life experience as a former health care worker, merging surrealistic science fiction narratives with hard-hitting real world social issues. He’s written for Vox, Truthout, HuffPost, Eastern Bank’s “Join Us For Good” campaign, Foster’s Daily Democrat, Dictionary.com, and many other publications. When not traveling the world, investigating extradimensional portals, brainstorming, or brewing up strong cups of coffee, he and his wife enjoy living on the NH Seacoast.




Creative and/or Literary Inspirations: Kurt Vonnegut, Stan Lee, Stephen King, Octavia Butler, Noam Chomksy, Franz Kafka, David Lynch, Michael Chabon, George Orwell, Paul Mason, J.M. DeMatties, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Gillian Flynn, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Khaled Hosseini, Dwayne McDuffie, Philip K. Dick, Elie Wiesel, Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, Art Spiegelman, Christopher Nolan, Cormac McCarthy, Mary Shelley, Isaac Asimov…

Favorite color: Green

Favorite superhero: Spider-Man

Memberships: PEN America, International Thriller Writers

Coffee?: Black. AeroPress, siphon, or chemex.