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.

Fiona Halliday

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          Twitter: @Fdhalliday  •  Website: thedoodlesack.com

          Twitter: @Fdhalliday  •  Website: thedoodlesack.com

Fiona was born in North West Scotland where she studied at Edinburgh University, earning a First Degree in English Literature in 2004 and a Master in Photojournalism in 2006. Early in her career, Fiona traveled extensively as a journalist and photographer. Her work was published in a variety of British publications: Wild Travel, Heritage Magazine, Birdwatching Monthly, the Independent on Sunday, Country Walking, amongst others. Fiona especially enjoyed the wildlife shoots that took her to remote landscapes: The great gannet colonies of Shetland, the threatened birdlife in the Faroes, whale watching in Iceland and the great crane migration across the Hungarian steppes.  Fiona was also a contributing photographer to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' photo library. Her love of wildlife, and of the outdoors, is ever present in her unique and beautiful illustrations.

Fiona is currently based in Austria where she works as a photographer and graphic designer. Her journey  to illustration came later in her career, coinciding with her move to Austria where she struggled to master the  German language. Suddenly the idea of communicating through pictures became very appealing! 

Fiona remembers the first book she shared with her sister as a child,  'Hiawatha's Childhood,' illustrated by Errol Le Cain. 

"By the shores of the Gitche Gummee, By the Shining Big Sea Water, Stood the Wigwam of Nokomis, Daughter of the Moon." 

She can still feel the magical power of that book, particularly the illustrations. The combined power of words and illustrations, continue to motivate Fiona. Fiona's favorite color is a crackly, luminous Old Master yellow.  She loves birds and has an extremely handsome bilingual cat with a perfectly symmetrical striped tail!

blog: fiona-halliday.tumblr.com

 

 

 

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