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.

Twitter:  @by_catru  • Facebook:  carina.povarchik  • Website:

Twitter: @by_catru • Facebook: carina.povarchik • Website:

Born, raised and currently living in Argentina, Carina usually signs her works as Catru. It’s short and easy to remember and it reminds her of her parents, wanting to call her Catruska when she was born.

Carina's parent's house was full of tools and handcrafted products made by them. That's where she got her love for creating. Her mom used to love cats, her dad used to love birds. And both told her lots of stories about them, when she was a little girl.

Carina always did lots of things and tried all kinds of techniques. When five years old, she made paintings with ink using her own style and sold them on the street. Then, she made houses for her dolls. She drew flying bikes and sketched machines that she wished were hers. She wrote stories. She ran drawing contests with her friends. Carina remembers a fun, full of creativity childhood. 

Carina first graduated from a short computer program and then went on to graduate with a Bachelors in Educational Technologies. She subsequently taught computer programming at the college level, for many years. 

In 2007, she received, as a birthday surprise gift, a drawing tablet. And there, it all began.

Since then, Carina began taking private academic drawing lessons and started making crafts of all kinds, developing more and more her own happy style. Colors seemed to blossom all around her. And she began listening. Others told her she should be illustrating children books and it has been like a seed in her heart, now being watered.

She has illustrated three published picture books: Shimmer: Songs of Night (written by Raven Howell, 2017, Clear Fork Publishing), My Bigger Than an Elephant Secret (written by Kelly Johnstone, 2018, Clear Fork Publishing), and Glimmer, Sing of Sun! (written by Raven Howell, 2019, Clear Fork Publishing).

Please visit her author’s page.