Jeremy Tyrrell


Jeremy Tyrrell lives in Melbourne, Australia. He spends his morning getting started, his afternoon slowing down and his evening with his family.
As a Software Engineer, he uses writing as a way to escape the drudgery of sitting in front of a screen and tapping away at a keyboard. The irony, however, is lost on him.

He has finished Tedrick Gritswell of Borobo Reef, and is looking toward doing side projects such as the Paranormology series, Light Rain and Atlas, Broken.

Jeremy's Author Website can be found at or

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
A few years back. I got to thinking that I had enjoyed writing when I was a tacker, through school and in university, and really had no good reason not to continue. I had toyed with the idea of knocking out a book on a few occasions but did not know where to start.
Then, one day, I read a particularly brutal book. Not brutal in that it was confronting. Brutal in that it made me annoyed just to read it. It was an arduous task to turn to the next page. I won't mention the title, but let's just say that I thought it did not deserve its acclaim.
"Really?" I yelled at the pages, "Really? Come on! That's a terrible story!"
A little voice said, "OK, fine. So you write something, then!"
So I did.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Frustration, I guess. Once I neared the end of my first serious bit of writing I sought to have it published. That's when the headaches began. The traditional print industry, it seems, is a different world to anything I could imagine. The are authors, of course, and agents and editors and proof readers and various publishing houses, vanity publishers and distributors and retailers! It drive me bonkers!
I could not get published without an editor. I could not get an editor without an agent. I could not get an agent without having already been published. I just wanted to write a book!
Then I stumbled across Calibre e-book generator and I gave that a crack, which got me a little excited. Seeing my own book (Shockingly unedited and formatted) on an e-reader drove home just how real it could be. Then I scoured the net and came across Smashwords. I was skeptical, at first, but, once I read through the literature and style guide and concept behind it, I embraced it.
Go Smashwords!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Jeremy Tyrrell online


Tedrick Gritswell
Set in an undersea world of octopuses, cuttlefish, sharks, eels and squid, Tedrick Gritsell, private detective for hire, investigates murders and spuds gone missing at the hands of Borobo Reef's seedy underworld.
Set in an era of experiments, investigations and discoveries, a young protagonist, together with his employing Professor, apply scientific methods to bring about a change in the perception of Paranormology, the study of unexplainable phenomena.
Beaumaris Road Ghost
Price: $0.99 USD.
Hampton Court Ghost
Price: $0.99 USD.
Portsmouth Avenue Ghost
Price: $0.99 USD.
Cooper Alley Ghost
Price: $0.99 USD.
An exploration into what it means to be human, Adaptation follows the paths of Ottavio, an Agent of Houston Corps, and Ryan, an Acolyte of the Vigils. Each must come to terms with their own failings and weaknesses in order to realize their true potential.
Price: $9.99 USD.
Adaptation - Part 2
Price: $2.99 USD.
Adaptation - Part 3
Price: $2.99 USD.
Adaptation - Part 4
Price: $2.99 USD.
Adaptation - Part 5
Price: $2.99 USD.


Tedrick Gritswell Turns the Tide
Series: Tedrick Gritswell. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,200. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 30, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
True friends stick with you, even if you've kidnapped the son of a psychopathic monster. Syd Carbone has Ava. Tedrick races to find the Emerald Algae before other spuds get their filthy mitts on it. The only thing in his way are the bureaucrats at Town Hall, hordes of savage squid, and the police aren't exactly friendly. Tedrick will get to the bottom of it, come hell or high water.
Nadderwater Rise Ghost
Series: Paranormology, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 30, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
The case at Nadderwater Rise Boilermakers left an enduring impression upon me. As if horrid conditions are not enough, the culture of harassment ingrained into the workers only makes it worse. Their daily lives are already drenched in danger, subject to severe injury without notice, yet they persist in tormenting each other, to their peril. This is the eighth book in the Paranormology Series.
Tedrick Gritswell Gets Crabby
Series: Tedrick Gritswell. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,290. Language: Australian English. Published: April 30, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Adventure » General
Crime doesn't take a holiday, even during the worst of storms. As a favour to Captain Barnes, Stumpy takes on a case regarding a barren stretch of land. Simple enough and the clams are decent. What could possibly go wrong? Well, apart from a murder, there's that. And vicious barracudas, crazy dames, psychopathic upstarts, corrupt police and vengeful Old Salts, it's just another tide on Borobo.
Devon Cove Ghost
Series: Paranormology, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,100. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
The out-of-doors haunting at Devon Cove presented its own unique problems, yet the cliff-tops, the wind and rain and lightning, and even the hostile townsfolk, all posed less of a problem than the conflict of the tormented ghost we hunted. Her anguish reminded us of the sobering reality that ghosts were once people. This is the seventh book in the Paranormology Series.
Iris of the Shadows
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 202,240. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Rescued from peril, street-rats Tyrone and Iris are offered a new life, invisible and scholarly, among the enigmatic Brotherhood of the Vigils. Iris's history fuels her resentment for the restraints imposed upon her. Irreconcilable values drive a wedge between them until the pair are thrust back together to face Captain Mavvis and his crew, a band of centuries-old ghouls.
Cooper Alley Ghost
Series: Paranormology, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,270. Language: Australian English. Published: April 26, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(5.00 from 1 review)
What we cannot see can hurt us. A haunting, so perfectly reliable and unwavering, fed the Professor's obsession to his detriment. His health deteriorated. So did our relationship. During the darkest time of our investigations, from the most unexpected quarter, an old friend appears to leave her mark on our lives. This is the sixth book in the Paranormology Series
Tedrick Gritswell Makes Waves
Series: Tedrick Gritswell. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,490. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The detective business is going swell for Tedrick 'Stumpy' Gritswell. That changes when he is hired by Barnes to investigate the bizarre death of a powerful and influential figure. His probing sweeps him into the heart of a clandestine society. Hidden dangers and sinister characters shatter Tedrick's world, thrusting him closer and closer to the black bowels of the Abyss.
Series: Adaptation. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 595,220. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Awakening to find his body has been modified with military-grade technology, Ottavio discovers that Houston's public image is far removed from reality. Meanwhile Ryan, Acolyte of The Vigils, commits an atrocious act for the leader of the Directors. Each must decide whether to follow orders into hell or beat their own path to salvation. This compendium brings all six parts together in one volume.
Tedrick Gritswell of Borobo Reef
Series: Tedrick Gritswell. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,220. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Living on Borobo Reef is tough, especially if you're a spud who's down on his luck. Ex-detective Tedrick Gritswell just wants to be left alone, but a visit from a drop-dead gorgeous dame coupled sees him take up the case of a missing VIP. With all the heavies, whores, wise-guys and simpletons swimming about, it gets more than dangerous, it gets downright deadly.
Portsmouth Avenue Ghost
Series: Paranormology, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,810. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Beyond the familiar and the safe lies the unknown, an infinite land of fear, doubt and confusion. In Exeter, bustling, impersonal and unforgiving, my relationship with the Professor was strained under the weight of a malevolent entity and mysterious gypsy. This is the fifth book in the Paranormology Series.
Adaptation - Part 6
Series: Adaptation. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,440. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Master Pietro's discovery precipitates a rapid chain of events. Ryan is confronted with the terrible truth about his ancestry, and his destiny, and must decide for himself which path he will take. Ottavio, held on a leash, is a fly in everyone's ointment. The individual players will be thrust together in a cataclysmic conclusion to the Adaptation series.
Jolimont Street Ghost
Series: Paranormology, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 30,200. Language: Australian English. Published: February 12, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(5.00 from 1 review)
The supposition that darkness is merely the absence of light is both popular and false, as those who practise the occult can affirm. In the dark cellar of number thirteen Jolimont Street, a house we had assumed benign, I unwittingly brought forth an ancient evil that threatened not only our reputations, but our souls. This is the fourth book in the Paranormology Series.
Hampton Court Ghost
Series: Paranormology, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,230. Language: Australian English. Published: September 27, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(5.00 from 1 review)
Necessity forces us all to make uncomfortable choices. The Professor, operating in such a fringe discipline as Paranormology, bore a greater burden than most. Every decision held the potential to bring his work into disrepute. Our investigation at Hampton Court taught me that, for ghost hunting, a proper grasp of politics is just as necessary as the ability to read a thermometer.
Adaptation - Part 5
Series: Adaptation. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,580. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Adaptation - Part 5 takes up in the aftermath of the showdown in Minneapolis: Houston is rocked by the chaos Ottavio wrought and Project Adaptation is threatened. Although Von Braun and the crabman virus have been retrieved, Ottavio must still tread carefully around those who seek his hard-won prizes. Ryan, bolstered by the news of the virus, must decide what he truly believes about humanity.
Beaumaris Road Ghost
Series: Paranormology, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,710. Language: Australian English. Published: March 1, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(5.00 from 1 review)
The path of science is convoluted, as I discovered during the first Winter of my tenure with the Professor. There are people, upon whom we must rely, that would prefer to see our research into the paranormal abandoned. The investigation at the Beaumaris House revealed to me a secret; the biggest threat to our scientific endeavours did not lie in old, creaky houses but in old, creaky minds.
Atlas, Broken
Price: Free! Words: 21,080. Language: Australian English. Published: October 23, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
"It's not carrying the world on your shoulders that does it, because that's what we were bloody well built for. That statue of Atlas won't get squashed, it'll have a crack that forms up its butt that'll grow bigger until the bugger splits wide open!" Set in a typical Melbourne setting, Henry's story is an allegorical tale of depression and his battle to hold up the expectations of others.
Grosvenor Lane Ghost
Series: Paranormology, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 26,650. Language: Australian English. Published: October 4, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(5.00 from 1 review)
As the Professor's assistant, it was my duty to perform whatever tasks he laid out for me, and so it was until he took me on my first investigation at a run-down house in South Entrance. The house at Grosvenor Lane showed me a view of the world beyond that exists with or without my blessing. My investigations also revealed that Paranormology is anything but straightforward.
Adaptation - Part 4
Series: Adaptation. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,250. Language: American English. Published: July 1, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Adaptation Part 4 reveals what went on inside the Wheaton Facility following Ottavio's rampage. Father Abraham must come to terms with the loss of decades of planning. Ryan is equally devastated until he realizes that the quest to reignite the struggle applies also to himself. Ottavio, having escaped the explosion in Wheaton, must walk through Hell and face his demons to find salvation.
The Bullet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,070. Language: Australian English. Published: June 22, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Classics
A Bullet, forged within an ammunition factory, is on a path to its destiny. It faces a confusing time, trials and anguish as well as elation and shame as it comes to discover its true purpose. How will the Bullet face up to its ultimate task?
Adaptation - Part 3
Series: Adaptation. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,820. Language: American English. Published: December 6, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The failure at Tucson by the hands of the Directors has Master Theodore enraged. His ire is directed squarely at Agents Ottavio and Cassandra and they are exiled from the sanctuary of the Vigils. Ryan's destiny is revealed to him when Father Abraham shares his biggest secret, but Marcus has other plans for him. As true natures are revealed, the darker side of humanity comes forth.
Adaptation - Part 2
Series: Adaptation. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,950. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The next compelling book in the Adaptation saga. Ottavio forms an uneasy alliance with his liberators, the Vigils, after his escape from Houston Corps. Ryan is tested in his dealings with the Directors. Both are caught on different sides of the Director's plot, and the two eventually cross paths, with painful results.
Adaptation - Part 1
Series: Adaptation. Price: Free! Words: 105,690. Language: American English. Published: June 29, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Agent Ottavio, showpiece experiment for Houston Corps' secret Project Adaptation, fights to retain his humanity and compassion. Meanwhile Ryan, an Acolyte of The Vigils, commits an atrocious act in order to gain the favor of a mysterious Father Abraham. Leading different paths, each finds that decisions have consequences, and humanity is not mere flesh and bone.

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Jeremy Tyrrell's favorite authors on Smashwords

Glen Solosky
Latest book: Revenge of the Flunkies.
Published February 2, 2014.
Pippa Hart
Latest book: The Riddle of Ramsey Halls.
Published May 25, 2016. (4.00 from 1 review)

Smashwords book reviews by Jeremy Tyrrell

  • The Riddle of Ramsey Halls on Nov. 05, 2016

    There's a plot in here. The are characters, suspense, intrigue and a dastardly crime. There's grittiness and sorrow and contention. There are the makings of a really decent read, but it was too short. If this is an exploratory piece, then I would strongly encourage the author to keep on writing, let the story unfold slower, let the characters develop, let the cake rise.