I have enjoyed supporting local authors. I think it's wonderful that Portsmouth is home to historically great authors like Kipling, Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and that tradition of great writing continues to today.
Author James Law launched his first book in August 2015 after a three-book deal with Headlines. Tenacity launch party was held in the atmospheric Royal Naval Submarine Museum in Gosport.
I worked with James for some publicity for this launch, pitching his story to BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, as well as securing radio and newspaper interviews locally.
BBC Radio Solent interviewed James on the Katie Martin programme, and he was also given air time on Express FM.
There was a small article and a photograph with the Lord Mayors of Portsmouth and Gosport in the Gosport Edition of the Portsmouth News. How many book launches can boast a two Lord Mayors in attendance?
The crowning glory was a two-page interview entitled "On the Right Side of Law" with a photograph of James and the submarine HMS Alliance looming in the background.
Read his full article on the News
Last month James launched the paperback version of Tenacity in Blackwell Portsmouth and I was there again to witness history.
If you haven't read Tenacity, make sure it's on your list of summer reads.