Storm Literary Agency

Boutique literary agency representing quality children's literature from exceptional authors and illustrators

First, there was a  teacher who loved books almost as much as she loved little children. Then, there was an artist who loved pirates, almost as much as he loved cats. As it turns out, that artist could also write, and that teacher loved the pirate stories he wrote. And she shared those stories with the children she taught. The children loved the pirate stories; they also loved the cats. They wanted more stories with pirates and cats. They also wanted an adventure! And the stories gave them so many adventures! And that is that: Storm Literary Agency came about because it needed to. The children requested it. And so did the cats. 

Storm Literary Agency welcomes submissions from unique and talented authors and illustrators, those who are not afraid to embrace their capacity to teach, to entertain, to engage and to honor young people who, hopefully, will be changed by the work represented here.

Angela Calabrese

 

 Twitter:  @AngieCal76  • Facebook: • Website:    angelacalabrese.com

Twitter: @AngieCal76 • Facebook: • Website: angelacalabrese.com

In third grade, Angela Calabrese was told by one of her teachers that the holiday poem she wrote brought tears to her eyes. That’s when Angela realized a simple truth. Words were powerful. And the ability to evoke reactions from them was pretty awesome. She loved that feeling and has been experimenting with words ever since.

As a reading specialist who has taught the most struggling of readers, Angela learned as much from her students as they did from her. She watched as they persevered through challenging concepts. She appreciated their leap of faith when her unconventional teaching methods were embraced. Her great joy is watching a student devour a book and be completely captivated.

Angela remembers the day she attended her very first writer’s conference. The tremendous talent and “pay it forward” climate was palpable. Right then and there, she wanted to be a part of it.

Angela writes both picture books and middle grade novels. She thinks no one is too old to gain pleasure from a picture book. It’s the harmonious pairing of text and art. And middle grade books? They are oftentimes an adolescent kid’s life preserver. Angela loves stories that generate laughter, portray unforgettable characters, and offer kids a sense of hope.

Belonging to a quirky family has its perks. She will always have plenty of unique material to write about! Angela is married to a funny husband with a heart of gold and has two talented grown daughters. She lives in a bucolic town in the Hudson Valley where every season’s beauty takes her breath away.