Diane Bay was adopted in 1959 from Chicago, Illinois, and her recent journey to find her birth mother led her to 1960’s-1970’s movie star Karen Black.

Bay has written a memoir about her experience ‘Finding Karen Black: Roots Become Wings,’ publishing on August 8 and available on Amazon. She is also hosting a book-signing at the Marshall County Children’s Arts Center, where she is August’s featured artist, on August 13 from 2-5 p.m.