Adrian Sturgess


Adrian Sturgess lives in Buckinghamshire, England. He has a wife and three daughters.
His interests include astronomy, chess and music.
He has published poetry and short stories. Tread Softly In My Head, his first novel, will be published early in 2017

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Tread Softly In My Head, my first novel, has dominated my life for some time now. It has taken many months of editing and is due for publication early in 2017. It will be good to then be able to get working on something new.
Who are your favorite authors?
I grew up on a strong diet of Isaac Asimov science fiction, not to mention other greats of the Sci Fi genre, such as Arthur C Clark and Frederick Pohl etc.
I also very highly rate Ray Bradbury, for his beautifully poetic writing style.
Stephen Donaldson, for 'The Gap' series as well as his epic Thomas Covenant series (although I wish he had stopped after the first six volumes).
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Tread Softly In My Head
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 109,170. Language: British English. Published: April 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 1 review)
A woman has gone missing and the police have a suspect. They call on the services of Dr Catherine Paradine, a young psychologist, to question him. She has the singular virtue of being a telepath with a native ability to read and project emotion. It seems, therefore, that obtaining the information the police require should be fairly simple. Presumably?
The Jester and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 12,470. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Twelve enchanting stories… This is a varied collection of short stories and miniatures. Including elements of Science Fiction, Fantasy and even short autobiographical tales of travels in China. I hope you will find it to be an enjoyable read.
Metamorphine and Other Poems
Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This is a selection of 22 poems written over a span of some years. They are widely diverse in subject matter as well as in style. I have provided a very brief explanatory note to many of the poems, where I feel that this will be helpful to the reader.
Poems of Passion
Price: Free! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
This is a collection of 11 poems, written over a span of some years. The subject matter of these poems generally lies in the realm of love found, love lost or some other aspect of love.
Home Sweet Home
Price: Free! Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A young family falls in love with a beautiful house at the edge of a picturesque village.The house is being sold by an adorable elderly couple and the family could not be happier. But, even before the moving in day arrives, the children discover that the house has a much darker side than they could ever have imagined.

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Smashwords book reviews by Adrian Sturgess

  • Unknown Visitor on Jan. 20, 2012

    Interesting poems. I found you need to make sure your font size is selected small enough to allow the poem verses to sit right on the page (this is not a criticism and I guess would generally be true of the poem form). Once I had got the font size right I read them again and enjoyed them more!