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.

Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton


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Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton is the author of 45 children’s books published in the trade, educational, craft, and Christian markets. Laurie also illustrated two of her books with fabric collage: Red, White, and Blue (Pelican Publishing Company, 2002) and God Be In My Heart (Boyd's Mills Press, 1999). Why Cowboys Sleep With Their Boots On (Pelican Publishing Company, 1995) is one of her best-selling picture books and winner of the Eastman Kodak’s Premier Print Award. Red, White, and Blue was honored by the Huebner Museum of Children’s Picture Book Art, and Bank Street College chose A Young Man’s Dance (Boyd's Mills Press, 2006) as one of the Best Children’s Books of 2007. Maple Syrup from the Sugarbush was recently released (Albert Whitman & Co, November, 2017).

Highly active in SCBWI for the past 25 years, Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton, Regional Advisor Emeritus, initiated the Houston and Ohio chapters of SCBWI as a Regional Advisor. Presently, she serves as a board member of SCBWI: Northern Ohio. Laurie is also a former teacher with 15 years in the classroom, where she specialized in early childhood education.