SPORTS journalist turned author Paul Nicholls, from Wiveliscombe, is asking for public help to put his second book into print.

Mr Nicholls, who writes under the pseudonym P.J. Lennon, self-published his first book in 2020 titled ‘Andy Hurry – It’s a State of Mind’.

The book was a biography of Somerset County Cricket Club’s director of cricket, with an introduction written by the county’s legendary captain and former president Brian Rose.

Now, Mr Nicholls has a second, as yet untitled book ready to publish but needs to raise the £5,000 cost of doing so.

Mr Nicholls, who is also a presenter with Wiveliscombe’s community 10Radio station, said his latest work was a thriller.

He is offering to present a copy of ‘It’s a State of Mind’ to everybody who contributes to his online funding appeal.

So far, £110 has been raised and anybody who wants to support the appeal can find it here

The radio station, which is entirely run by volunteers and funded by donations, will next year see the 20th anniversary of a group of residents coming together to discuss the idea of setting up a community broadcaster for Wiveliscombe.

After a couple of years of short periods of trial broadcasting it was granted a community radio licence by Ofcom and formally launched in January, 2008.