YEOVIL author David J. H. Smith will be holding a book launch of his novel The Titanic's Mummy at The Bell pub in Preston Road, Yeovil, on June 11 between 11am and 4.30pm.

It will be a great moment for David as he finally sees his long-cherished dream of seeing his writing in print.

He finished the book in June 2010 but received a succession of rejections from literary agents, so decided to publish the novel himself.

And he said: “I have an over-riding passion for writing and the publication of this book sees fulfilment of a lifelong dream of mine to see my work in print.”

The Titanic's Mummy is based around the adventure of insurance investigator Richard Mallory who is sent to recover a stolen Egyptian scarab with the main suspects being maverick Professor Charles Montacute and his daughter Jazmine.

The ensuing chase finds Mallory aboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic and battling an ancient Mummy brought back to life for the sole purpose of wreaking revenge on those who had dared to plunder Egyptian heritage. But events take a dramatic turn with the Titanic heading for disaster.

Although's David's novel is a supernatural horror store, it also examines new theories and factors which may contributed to Titanic's sinking in 1912.