Story Behind The Story

From Niccole: So there I was at school, studying to be an English Major for my Bachelor's Degree at UC Irvine with the hopes of becoming a writer.  My favorite movie genre was Post-Apocalyptic, movies such as The Postman and Waterworld with Kevin Costner, and also the classic Mad Max series with Mel Gibson.  Those two would be like my fathers for my Motherking story.  So I wanted to write my own version of a post-apocalyptic fictional dramatic saga that was easy to read for tweens.  I'm not going to say that this was my best work, but I will say that it was my very first learning lesson in writing a story.

Then I had the fabulous (just joking) idea of creating a pen name, Jamie Summers, after my favorite TV hero: The Bionic Woman.  After carefully crafting this short novella I shopped around for publishers and felt lucky when I found Publish America.  But little did I know that you had to market and sell your self so that people would buy your book.  I did try but my knowledge of marketing was null and void.  I knew something about writing, not marketing.  Oh well.

So I scrapped my hopes of writing books and Motherking was left on the Amazon shelves for years after its original publication back in 2007.  Since then, the publisher has shut down and many authors are left wondering what to do about their rights as an author.
 You can read about Publish America by clicking here.

© 2007 by Jamie Summers (pen name).  All rights reserved.  
No part of this book may be reproduced, stores in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means without the prior written permission of the publishers, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review to be printed in a newspaper, magazine or journal.

All characters in this book are fictitious, and any resemblance to real persons, 
living or dead, is coincidental.

First printing

ISBN: 1-4241-8883-0

Printed in the United States of America

(PLEASE NOTE:  Publisher is no longer in business)

Having fun with promo videos: Created in 2007 - Uploaded to YouTube in 2010 -    


Video Created in 2017 -

However, in spite of all that (for some strange reason), my very first creation still wants to be alive.  With that being said I have chosen to bring it back to life.  So I hope you enjoy the newly revised version coming this summer 2021.

Thanks for visiting!

- Niccole Rumans