Nicholas Sumner was born in Africa and grew up in Nigeria and England. He has now come to rest in Canada with a wife, five daughters and a neurotic dog of uncertain parentage. Before he became a writer, he earned a living as a photographer and his work is represented by National Geographic Images. In 2012 he published a travel book called Available Light which can be purchased from the amazon websites. Nicholas Sumner's email address is nicksumner63<at>gmail<dot>com.

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Although Drake’s Drum is based on historical events it is a work of fiction. Any perceived similarity to any of the people portrayed in this book, be they living or dead, including their actions and the events that occor are entirely coincidental. Although the names of historical persons are used in Drake’s Drum, they are not necessarily the same people that inhabit our reality.