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.

Linda Stanek


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Linda Stanek writes grade-leveled comic/graphic novel scripts, picture books, and chapter books, often incorporating nonfiction elements into them. Her book, Once Upon an Elephant (Arbordale Publishing) won the 2017 Children’s Choice Book Award’s 3rd-4th grade Book of the Year, and made it onto several state lists. She authors a STEM-correlated comic book series “Sheeba and the Private Detectives” (AZ Corp Entertainment) which is published in Pakistan. Her picture books Night Creepers and Cheetah Dreams (both from Arbordale Publishing), released in 2017 and 2018. She co-authored a college textbook Cheetahs: Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes (Academic Press, 2017). Linda’s other books include Beco’s Big Year, A Baby Elephant Turns One (Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 2010) and The Pig and Miss Prudence (Star Bright Books, 2008).

In addition to writing books and comics, Linda has written book reviews and teaching guides for Junior Library Guild. She is a frequent visitor in schools, and has spoken in several states at conferences for teachers, librarians, book bloggers, and museum personnel, as well as at zoos. Linda has a degree in Early and Middle Childhood Education from the Ohio State University and is a member of the American Zoological Society where she connects with AZA professionals who work in the areas of Ambassador Animals and Education.

In 2019, Linda begins work with The Ohio State University and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on a scientific study to measure the educational impact of authors, their books, and ambassador animals in schools. She is passionate about writing, teaching, animals, and conservation.