Nancy Yi Fan is the New York Times bestselling author of Swordbird. Her Chinese translation of Swordbird was published in a bilingual edition. Nancy spent the first part of her childhood in China, where she was born in 1993. Birds, a lifelong passion of the author’s, provided the inspiration for her novels. When she isn’t talking to and writing for readers worldwide, Nancy gets straight As in school, practices swordfighting, and takes very good care of her pet budgerigars, Ambergold, Cyan, and Tiger. She lives in Florida with her parents.