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.

Katey Howes


Twitter:  @Kateywrites  • Facebook: • Website:  • Instagram:  kidlitlove

Twitter: @Kateywrites • Facebook: • Website: • Instagram: kidlitlove

Katey Howes writes with the twin goals of helping children connect their own experience to the greater world, and of inspiring children to become lifelong readers. She loves exploring different techniques, styles and genres to match a theme and to build an immersive experience for the reader. Her debut picture book, Grandmother Thorn, illustrated by Rebecca Hahn, was named a 2018 Anna Dewdney Read Together Honor Book by the Children’s Book Council. Publishers Weekly calls the folk-tale-style Grandmother Thorn “a visually arresting reminder that compromise has its benefits.”

Katey is also the author of Magnolia Mudd And The Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe, illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti (Sterling, 2018). Be A Maker, illustrated by Elizabet Vukovic, was released in May 2019 (Carolrhoda).

When not writing for children, Katey contributes to websites and blogs about books, reading, parenting, and writing. Her articles can be found at All the Wonders, Nerdy Bookclub, KidLit411, STEAM-powered Family, Imagination Soup, and Multilingual Parenting, amongst others. She presents at writers’ conferences and education summits, but much prefers any opportunity to read, play, and create with children. Katey is most at home in libraries, bookshops, camps,and museums full of curious kids.

Katey lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three daughters. She and her family enjoy making everything from cupcakes to castles to catapults, exploring their wooded property, and traveling to new and exciting places. Katey is a former physical therapist. She loves math and science and is passionate about social change that empowers girls to see themselves as scientists, leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Katey reads widely, keeping librarians on their toes with requests for everything from children’s poetry to cognitive neuroscience.

 You can find Katey on her screened porch with a notebook and a bowl of caramel corn – or find her online.