Grigory Ryzhakov


Grigory (a.k.a Grisha) Ryzhakov 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 his native town of Korsakov.

He later travelled thousands of miles to vibrant London, on the way collecting his MSc degree in biochemistry at Moscow State and PhD in molecular biology at Cambridge University.
Meanwhile, Grigory has been ceaselessly creating poems, songs and prose until eventually he wrote his debut novel "Mr Right & Mr Wrong".

"Usher Syndrome" was his first published story, also adapted for the stage and performed at London's Barons Court Theatre in 2010.
To connect with Grigory, please visit his blog:

You can also find him on Twitter/Facebook - @GrigoryRyzhakov
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Becoming Agie
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,430. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Agie used to be a man. Now she's got bigger challenges in her life. "Becoming Agie" consists of two quirky novellas about a M->F transgender scientist called Agie.
Mr Right and Mr Wrong
Price: Free! Words: 45,740. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Having two admirers can be a headache. Chloe meets Blake, a hunky DJ, and Terrence, a charming banker, on the same day. Dating two men was never her plan, so what is she going to do? With her tough uni course, a job at a florist’s and a mother desperate to marry her off, Chloe’s got more than enough challenges in her life already. She doesn’t need this new one her heart has thrown up for her.
Pumpkin Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,900. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Being curious can get you into trouble especially if it’s about the most unusual woman you have ever met. She is a fighter (and a molecular biologist). When a vast cavern beneath Slown City is discovered she dives into a life-endangering adventure to solve the mystery of a missing pumpkin. Can she succeed where others failed?
Usher Syndrome
Price: Free! Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Love makes us blind, but can it cure physical blindness? Agie 'used to be a man'. Now she has opened her heart for someone who would accept her for what she is. But her destiny has other plans and Agie has to fight for her love in the most challenging and unexpected way. This short novella contains themes of love, friendship, betrayal, gender- and self-identity, and cutting-edge gene therapy.

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  • Emily's Ronda Romance on May 02, 2013

    Emily's Ronda Romance is a light pleasant read, ideal for vacation time. The story is told from Emily's point of view. She is a merry, quirky character. She's always dreaming about things, which sometimes gets her in trouble, though more often her boyfriend Brian is in trouble as a result of her quirks. She's so lucky to have a gorgeous loyal man like him by her side who accepts her for what she is. But the question is whether he's finally going to propose when they are out on a holiday trip to a beatiful town of Ronda? Considering Emily's gregarious demeanor at least a laugh out loud adventure is guaranteed.