About Lorna MacDonald Czarnota

Lorna MacDonald Czarnota is an award-winning storyteller and author who has delighted audiences in schools, libraries, festivals and conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Ireland with traditional and original stories since 1985. Her work features historical presentations, storytelling, writing workshops, and motivational presentations. She specializes in work with at-risk youth, Celtic folklore, and the use of music and song to enhance story. She is the author of Breadline Blue, Medieval Tales that Kids Can Read and Tell, Legends, Lore and Secrets of Western New York, Wicked Niagara: the Sinister Side of the Niagara Frontier, and has stories in other anthologies and magazines. Her book and guidebooks on using story to mentor at-risk youth is due for publication in 2014. Lorna holds a Bachelor in Creative Studies for Young Children, a Masters in Special Education, and certification in Trauma Counseling. She is the founder and executive director of Crossroads Story Center, Inc., a not-for-profit for reaching at-risk youth through story.