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.

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Mirka charms everyone with her quirky animal characters. 

Originally from Finland but now a world traveler, Mirka earned her degree in printmaking. After graduating from University of Dallas with an MFA, in 2006, she has worked around the USA and Europe, teaching printmaking and showing her linocuts and wood engravings at galleries and art fairs.  

Her main sources for inspiration are animals and nature. “I love drawing fun animal characters and try to add a hint of humor in every piece with the hopes that my work will put a smile on your face.” 

Mirka creates most of her illustrations with watercolors and pencils, with Photo Shop being a secondary tool. She has been a printmaker almost 20 years, and hopes to one day illustrate a book with those skills too. When she is not in the studio, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her children and reading new books to them. 

Please visit her author’s page.