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.

Julia Richardson


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Long ago when Julia Richardson wrote her first words, her teacher scratched her head in puzzlement. Julia was a good student, but her writing was a scrambled mess of gobbledygook. After months of practice, Julia’s writing remained unchanged. One day, her teacher had a brilliant idea. She took Julia’s writing to a mirror. Voila! Upside-down, perfect writing! Julia had dyslexia.

Because of her dyslexia, Julia’s least favorite subject throughout school and into college was writing. When her University English professor said to the class, “This student has the makings of a writer” and proceeded to read Julia’s paper aloud, Julia waited for the joke to be revealed. But it wasn’t a joke. Her professor admired her writing! A spark flickered in Julia’s heart. It took three decades for that spark to flare and then five years of learning and perseverance before Julia had an offer of publication.

Julia writes middle grade stories and picture books. She is the first-place winner of Rate Your Story's 2017 picture book contest. Her debut picture book is pending publication from Sleeping Bear Press.