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.

Michelle Nott


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Michelle Nott fell in love with words during a third grade assignment to write an original story. As she grew up, so did her words. And they played and danced and sang into poetry. Her first poem was published while she was in college, and future poetry credits include an Honorable Mention from Writer's Digest in its 80th Annual Writing Competition.

Upon earning degrees in French Education and Creative Writing, Michelle followed her passions and moved to France as a nanny and then as a graduate student, eventually earning an M. A. in French with a concentration in Surrealism.

She has taught pre-K to university classes, worked for a French company in Paris and an art gallery in NYC, as well as edited and written articles for American and European travel magazines.

In 2004, Michelle moved to Belgium. When she noticed that her daughters' book collection included more French titles than English ones, she decided to write some. She then joined SCBWI and wrote more stories.

With American and French citizenship, Michelle travels to Europe regularly. She can be found snow-shoeing in the French Alps, hiking through the Belgian countryside, or relaxing with a book at Crantock Beach in Cornwall. But she equally enjoys city life: its museums, theaters, cafés and, of course, bookstores.

After 11 years in Belgium and four in Texas, Michelle now lives in North Carolina with her husband, two daughters, and their rescue dog.