Lorna MacDonald Czarnota is an award-winning storyteller and author, delighting audiences in schools, libraries, festivals and conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and India with traditional and original stories since 1985.
Lorna has several published books including Legends, Lore, and Secrets of Western New York, Wicked Niagara, and Native American and Pioneer Sites of Upstate New York. Also among her historical works are a YA novel Breadline Blue and several in-personae historical presentations—Dust Bowl, Medieval, Silk Road, Colonial, and Civil War.
She is a long-time member of Spin-a-Storytellers and the National Storytelling Network which recognized Lorna with the Oracle Award for excellence in service and leadership. Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Erie County voted Lorna one of six “Women Who Move the City” in 2017 for her work with at-risk youth.