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.

Charlotte James


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Twitter: @Charliepencils • Facebook: • Instagram: charlottejamesart • Website:

Charlotte James is a UK based illustrator currently living near Oxford. 

She originally studied fine art in Cardiff, Wales where she was based in the sculpture department and focused on installation art and drawing. At this time, she also began performing locally as a singer/songwriter/guitarist.

After graduating, she did a variety of jobs including several years working as a learning mentor for children in foster care. Having around this time developed a love for picture books, her passion for art became refocused, and she decided to return to education to complete her MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of art.

Charlotte is drawn to picture books for their ability to help make sense of the world by combining many of the elements of the art forms she loves such as words, pictures, and rhythm. 

To view her portfolio, please visit her artist’s page.