Nancy Ng started working on her first book, No, Really, Where Are You From?, in 2005, because she was tired of having to explain why a Chinese looking girl ended up being born in Venezuela and has a Canadian accent. The constant curiosity from others of her cultural backgrounds eventually lead to writing this book. She knows cultural identity is a sensitive topic that can be up there with religion or even politics, but we need to talk about it. Through her graduate work, she was able to further explore cultural identity and eventually her Chinese identity with No, Really, Where Are You From?.
In her second novel, Bend It Like You: Personal Stories About Resiliency and Perseverance From People Just Like You, Nancy Ng shares the personal experiences of eight brave individuals who have gone through a unique hardship or a particularly difficult time in their life. They open up about how they got through it, what words of wisdom can they share with others who are going through a tough time, and how they came through the adversity a stronger and more positive person. By writing this book and presenting these stories, she hopes to not only raise awareness of the important topics of mental health, mental illness, and the stigmas associated to them, but also to hopefully encourage those who are struggling to reach out for help.
Nancy has travelled the world extensively absorbing and exploring as much of the diverse, rich, and colorful histories and food, around the planet. She doesn’t know if she can ever break her travel addiction! She also loves to climb some of the world’s highest mountains; she also loves to rock and ice climb, devour over biographies, and she can’t get enough of the property/real estate channel.