Return to Headlines

L. Ryan Storms

L. Ryan Storms Young Adult Fantasy author L. Ryan Storms graduated from Freedom High School in 1997 as Lorraine Longo. She went on to pursue a degree in Marine Science at Kutztown University, worked as a pharmaceutical microbiologist for nearly a decade, then jumped into animal welfare administration after receiving her MBA from Marist College.

Despite it all, writing was always her passion. Her debut young adult fantasy titled A Thousand Years to Wait released April 30th, 2019. It’s the first of a series she hopes to complete by 2022. Storms is also a member of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and was a judge for the 2018 and 2019 #WRITECLUBDFW writing contests.

She credits her success in writing to a work ethic she learned long ago, and to encouragement from faculty like her 9th grade English teacher, Mrs. Catherine Caporaso. Storms is a strong believer in following dreams and is grateful for the chance to make her own dreams come true. 

A Thousand Years to Wait is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, IndieBound, iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, and at indie book stores like Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown. For more information, visit or follow Storms on Twitter or Facebook.