Nancy Wall lived in the Middle East for 10 years, starting in Beirut, Lebanon, and later moving to Sharjah and Abu Dhabi on the Arabian (Persian) Gulf. She became a Muslim in marriage to her Syrian husband and embraced the culture and traditions of the local people, quickly learning to speak the language.  Leaving the Middle East was a tragic event that forever changed the course of her life.

She is remarried and currently lives near Chicago with her husband running her own business and continuing to write.