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     I’m originally from New Jersey and was raised in a boating family and had all kinds of pets.  Both have greatly influenced my writing and art. 

     My first short story was published at the age of 14 in a national magazine “Popular Dogs”.  Since then my work has branched out into writing stage and screenplays some of which have won awards : The Great Mudbug WarThat’s the Spirit: A Haunting Comedy, Riders of the North Wind, and The Swamp Dragon. During the same time, I also wrote and had traditionally published novels that include historical fictions: Silver Eagles, a Civil War novel about Ames, Chamberlain and the 20th Maine, The Swamp Dragon, a Civil War fantasy novel, Dark Waters, a maritime novel about the Lusitania disaster, a maritime historical Storm Warning, about the chase, capture, and trial of the only slaver ever hung for piracy, a political comedy, Ghost of a Chance.  Most recent books include, The Cat Who Fell to Earth, a first contact  science fiction, The 13th Child, a horror that is a different take on the Jersey Devil legend and Arizona Red Ghost, a Western novella based on a true story. All work is traditionally published by royalty publishers. All can be found on Barnes & Nobel, Amazon and from the publishers.  Some of my short stories have appeared in anthologies in print and online.

     I have done professional artwork since the age of 18.  I work in the medias of oils, acrylics, pen and ink, colored pencil and graphite pencil.  Subject matter runs from wildlife paintings and pet portraits to illustration and cartoons.  I have won many awards and had work exhibited in galleries including the Smithsonian.  My last illustration work was children's book illustrations for Gini Graham Scott of Changemakers.

     Presently I live in Fisher, WV.    I teach in the local school district where students tell me I am their favorite teacher, and I am a naturalist in the summer at a state park. When teaching I can share my passions especially if my students get their work done on time.  Every moment is shared by my two creative passions.  I maintain a Face Book page – Nick Korolev Author/Artist and I am on Linkedin where interested people can keep track of my creative ventures.  I am available for freelance work and commissions in both venues.



Freelance creative writing from co-writing screenplays to ghostwriting books and everything in between.


Portraits of pets and people on commission.


All your illustration needs for book covers or interiors in a variety of styles and media from fine art to cartoons.

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