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.

Kelly Johnstone


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Kelly Johnstone has been a copywriter, lifestyle writer, spa and restaurant reviewer, celebrity magazine editor, and travel PR guru.  Although from the UK, she has spent more of her life outside of her homeland than in it, having called Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Qatar, and now Dubai home. While she is the first to admit that being an expat has plenty going for it (just don't mention the term "trailing spouse" in her presence), Kelly's longing for English seasons, long country walks, and local libraries is unwavering.

 Kelly is currently wrapping up an online diploma in journalism, editing an online journal for a travel company, and working as freelance Deputy Editor at Hello! Middle East all while trying to ensure her three children are fed, watered, rested, in the right place at the right time and most importantly, are kept out of the trouble that seems to follow them around.

Having parents with wild and creative imaginations meant that Kelly's childhood was packed with crazy, humorous and fun stories, which is probably what sparked her love of writing for children.

Storm Literary Agency is pleased to represent Kelly and her fantastic picture books