Nick Korolev was born in New Jersey and grew up in a boating family. His love of the sea and all things maritime from tall ships to submarines often shows in his writing of maritime historical fiction. Other inspiration is grounded in his love and vast experience with animals from personal pets to wildlife and Civil War studies. He is a member of the top Civil War living history group, Federal General's Corps, who teach the public through first person presentations of officers and civilians of the time. Also an accomplished award winning professional artist, he works in oils, acrylic, ink and colored pencil and creates everything from wildlife paintings and portraits to cartoons and book illustrations. He is the author of several books and award winning stage and screenplays, which are available on Amazon.com. in both paperback and Kindle editions. Favorite genres in both reading and writing are historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction. He maintains a website of a portfolio of past literary and art projects and work in progress at www.korolevstudios.com He presently resides in Fisher, West Virginia with a crazy tiger cat, Teddy.