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.

Melyssa Mercado


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Melyssa Mercado enjoys creating Middle Grade and Young Adult books. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing.

As an author, she’s passionate about creating imaginative worlds and quirky characters that a reader can laugh and think about long after they’ve read the last word. She pleads absolutely guilty to being obsessed with all things Doctor Who, music of the Eighties, and anything parmigiana. She’s also the Scrabble player who prays for a Q, Z or J when she reaches into the velvet Crown Royal bag.

Melyssa lives in Upstate New York with her family and two odd-couple cats.