Nancy Werking Poling’s motivation to write arises from a concern for women’s struggles and triumphs. Their experiences have inspired her published works:
"Before It Was Legal: a black-white marriage"(1945-1987),a true story about an independent white woman, a talented black man and the times in which these two remarkable people lived;
"Had Eve Come First and Jonah Been a Woman,"a collection of short stories in which Nancy imagines biblical heroes, such as Noah and Moses, as women;
"Out of the Pumpkin Shell,"a novel about women’s friendship and family secrets;
and a book she edited, "Victim to Survivor: women recovering from clergy sexual abuse."
Her short stories have appeared in literary journals. She and her husband live in the mountains of western North Carolina.