I would like to thank the people of China who befriended me and often hosted me in their homes. During the course of my eight years working there I was privileged to meet students, colleagues and citizens in a variety of locations. Many shared with me their stories and the stories of those they loved. I continually had Chinese people read my manuscript for authenticity. Although the names of people and places have been changed, the story line is based on the true stories as told to me by these people.

The proceeds from sales of And a Bird Sang are helping to support foster homes in China. Thank you for your support.

Diane Bestwick
author, And a Bird Sang