Donna McCreary is the author of Lincoln's Table: A President's Culinary Journey from Cabin to Cosmopolitan; Fashionable First Lady: The Victorian Wardrobe of Mary Lincoln; The Kentucky Todds in Lexington Cemetery; and she is one of the contributing authors of The Mary Lincoln Enigma. 
 
Donna's lifelong interest in history and the Lincoln family led her to become a historical actress in 1992. Since then, she has extensively researched original documents and papers from the Todd and Lincoln families for information to take her audiences into America‚Äôs turbulent past. She has performed for various schools, organizations, and museums throughout the Midwest, including the former Lincoln Museum in Fort Wayne, Indiana; the Lincoln Boyhood National Park in Lincoln City, Indiana; the Lincoln Home in Springfield, Illinois; the Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, Kentucky; Indiana State Museum; Kentucky Historical Society Museum; and many other venues. She has won several awards for her work as an author and historical actress including the Lincoln Legend Award from the Association of Lincoln Presenters.
 
She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in secondary education from Indiana University SE in New Albany, Indiana. She resides near Charlestown, a southern Indiana community that has a rich spiritual and educational connection to the Todd family.