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.

Lisa Amstutz


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Lisa Amstutz is the author of more than 100 science and history books for children and co-author of an adult book on the local foods movement. She has written for a variety of magazines including Highlights, ASK, Ladybug, Mother Earth News, and Edible Michiana.

Lisa's background includes a B.A. in Biology from Goshen College and an M.S. in Ecology/Environmental Science from the University of Virginia. A former outdoor educator, Lisa specializes in topics related to science and agriculture.

Recent sales include Applesauce Day (Albert Whitman & Co., 2017), Finding A Dove for Gramps (Albert Whitman & Co., 2018), AMAZING AMPHIBIANS (Chicago Review Press, January 2020), and PLANTS FIGHT BACK (Dawn Publications, Fall 2020).

Lisa currently serves as Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI: Ohio North and as a volunteer judge for Rate Your Story.