Call me Grisha. I am a molecular biologist dwelling in the cosmopolitan London ecosystem (which is located in England, the coordinates for navigators 51°30′26″ N 0°7′39″W ).
I grew up in the Russian Far East, bathing in the icy waters of Seas of Okhotsk and Japan and playing hide-and-seek in the snowdrifts that carpeted my native town of Korsakov.
I later travelled thousands of miles to vibrant London, on the way collecting my MSc degree in biochemistry at Moscow State and PhD in molecular biology at Cambridge University. I have previously worked for Imperial College London and for now I am academically sheltered by Oxford University.
In my spare time, when I am not tortured by unexplainable experimental results in the lab, I like writing fiction and composing music. I have a singer-songwriter alias – Grisha McArrow.
Usher Syndrome was my first published story, also adapted for the stage and performed at London’s Barons Court Theatre in 2010.
Recently, I have done several blog interviews, so if you are interested in finding out more about me and my writing, check them out:
- Jeno Marz’s blog
- Only Indie Books
- The Undercover Soundtrack
- Roy Eynhallow’s Creative World
- Russia Beyond The Headlines and then again
Russian self-publishing sensation, Ekaterina Sivanova, and I talk on self-publishing revolution at Moscow Book Fair 2014 (in Russian)