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.

George Johnson

 

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George grew up in Waterdown, Ontario, where he has fond early memories of weekly trips to the library with his dad, an English teacher, and where he later worked (and read) as a student. His mom was a watercolor painter. After many years as an English Professor, George became fascinated by the more visual forms of writing: Drama, screenwriting, and picture books.

As a playwright and literary critic, George has won a number of awards for his writing, including the 2007 Canadian National Playwriting Competition for his comic play Still Life With Nudes, published by ArtAge. His screenplay “The Wonder,” about an Edwardian boy genius, was a finalist in the British Independent Film Festival Competition and his new screenplay “Peace Pledge” has been shortlisted for the Euroscript Screenplay competition. His unconventional alphabet story, ALDO RENALDO AND THE RENEGADE ALPHABET was a finalist in the 2013 San Francisco Writers Conference Writing Contest and his story MARISA AND THE MOUNTAINS was a finalist in the 2014 competition.

George likes to tell Jellybean stories (just ask Sophia and Ben), make puns, and sing.

George is Professor and Chair of the English and Modern Languages Department at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, where he teaches creative writing and literature as does his wife and sometime collaborator, Nina.

Living surrounded by mountains, with a wife from the prairies, inspired him to write MARISA AND THE MOUNTAINS, now represented by Storm Literary Agency.