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.

Debbie D’Aurelio


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Debbie grew up in Ocala, a small town in North Florida that’s home to mostly retired folks and horses. But she had big dreams and shook the dust of that little town off her feet and went to see the world. Well, maybe not the world, but more than Ocala. So, after graduating from college she moved to Los Angeles and began her career in advertising with J. Walter Thompson.

Her favorite part of the job was finding out what motivates and inspires people and even today she loves to travel and discover how people choose to live, work and play. In fact, she has been known to ask complete strangers about their life story.

Debbie draws on these experiences and likes to combine fact with fiction in her stories. She considers herself an easy audience and is happy to pay for a ticket as long as she doesn’t have to go anywhere near the stage.

When not writing, she can be found playing ball with her husband and two children and volunteering for parks and PTA’s. She finds volunteering in the front office of the middle school absolutely fascinating.

Debbie is a member of SCBWI and The Atlanta Writers Club and co-founded, a blog to inform and inspire middle grade writers.