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, and the Civil War fantasy.  All work is traditionally published by royalty publishers. Spring of 2017 Mockingbird Lane Press contracted to publish my novel Teddy under the new title Ghost of a Chance, a political satire novel.

     Presently I live in Fisher, WV.  The reality of today’s world has the majority of writers and artists relying on “day jobs” and mine include substitute teaching for two counties and in the summer, the naturalist for Lost River State Park. Every spare 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 ghostwiting 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.