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.

Julie Abery


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Julie is an early years’ teacher in the beautiful country of Switzerland, where she lives with her partner and their bouncy springer spaniel. Originally from England, she has spent half of her life living in Europe, bringing up her three (now grown up) children and immersing herself in new languages and cultures. She loves to travel and can always be found exploring children’s book shops wherever she goes.

Julie has spent many years working in international schools teaching English to her classes.  Picture books have been her friends and allies bringing rhyme, rhythm and repetition to the ears of her young students. She now teaches in French, sharing her joy of picture books, storytelling and song with her local community. It is the magic that picture books create for children that inspires her to write.

When Julie isn’t working or writing, she’s running with the dog in the forest, walking or pottering in the garden. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and enjoys participating in the wonderfully supportive Kid Lit blog communities around the world.

Storm Literary Agency looks forward to representing Julie’s debut picture book, Little Tiger.