September 2017


Dazed and Still Dazed

About the author Nikki Palomino

As a runaway, from the streets of NYC to the Strip of L.A., Nikki spent her youth as a punk grunge rock musician, racking up the confusion, frustration and passion and leading her to write the DAZED series, first novel DAZED (The Story of a Grunge Rocker), about the drug and music culture of the ‘90s. She learned life, drugs, and alternative music touring in a van packed with the rest of the band, equipment, and groupies, playing infamous clubs like CBGB and The Bottom Line. Named Author of 2012 by Books and Authors for DAZED (The Story of a Grunge Rocker) and the novel made the Top Reads list of 2012 for Totally Booked.

2003 named Best Genre Short Story writer by Writer’s Digest, published in many horror print rags (Nightmares, Horror Show, New Blood) horror optioned HBO as well as Blonde on Blonde, hetero erotica genre detective stories for Foggy Windows Publishing 2000-2001, rock journalist formerly Los Angeles Country Examiner, Buddy Magazine, Houston Chronicle and Houston Post. Currently contributing writer for Punk Globe Magazine, UK Louder Than War, staff writer for Steel Notes Magazine. Recent publications include short stories for Flash Fiction Offensive, anthologies Bloody Kisses, Beautiful Disasters, Blood Games, Serrated from Phoenix Fire Publishing.

Scriptwriter and co-producer 2004 Film Noir, Baby and 2007, Award-winning Dark Comedy short, The Rug, turned into TV pilot, Our Way of Life, for Fox, ABC. Feature, co-scriptwriter and co-producer, Scripts: Surviving the Desert, Devil’s Dust, Crown of Thorns (optioned), Bulldog Palomino Sisters Productions.

DAZED the film https://www.dazedthestory.com

Former radio personality of DAZED the radio show Digital 103 radio iRock Radio, Whatever 68 Radio interviewing writers, rockers, and film freaks.

DAZED: The Story of a Grunge Rocker

STILL DAZED: Through a Grunge Rocker’s Eyes



Cobain Junk (Memoirs on how the DAZED trilogy came about and my time with the muse)

The Underground Diaries


CURRENT PROJECT “The Last Gentleman Smuggler” by Steven M. Kalish and Nikki Palomino about the largest smuggling operation in U.S. History coming to print/TV.






TICKET TO WRITE. The Golden Age of Rock Music Journalism