Jonah McDonald

Storyteller, Author

& Adventure Guide

When Jonah announced that he was going to walk from Maine to his new home in Atlanta, his parents scratched their heads. “But think of the stories I’ll have to tell!” Jonah said. He proceeded to hike all 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail and hasn’t stopped moving or telling stories since.

Jonah enchants audiences with trickster tales and folktales from around the world, as well as stories of adventure and of his childhood. Whether he’s performing around a campfire, at a school library, or in a packed auditorium or theaters, Jonah’s stories and infectious energy delight groups of all ages and sizes. Filled with enthusiasm and humor, Jonah’s stories make you feel like you are on an adventure.

Jonah has been selected to be a repeat performer at the Southern Order of Storytellers Storytelling Festival and Atlanta Tellabration! shows. Jonah is a seasoned entertainer whose storytelling has been featured on Atlanta’s NPR affiliate station, WABE 90.1 FM. He founded the Stories Squared concert series in Decatur and has served on the board of the Southern Order of Storytellers. Jonah has performed at elementary and middle schools across the state of Georgia and leads storytelling workshops for youth and adults. He does all of this while running the adventure guide company, Sure Foot Adventures, and writing a hiking guidebook of intown-Atlanta trails (to be published in spring 2014).

You may not want to walk 2,000 miles with Jonah, but you can sit back, relax and let his stories take you around the world.