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.

Mirka Hokkanen


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Mirka charms everyone with her quirky animal characters. Traditionally trained in art (MFA in 2006), she has been working as a printmaker for 20 years. Her debut illustrated book, Four Otters Toboggan: An Animal Counting Book, came out in March 2019, her second book is scheduled to publish in February 2020, and her third, HARMONY HUMBOLT - PERFECT PETS QUEEN will be published by Clear Fork Publishing in 2020. Mirka won the Illustrator Showcase award at the regional SCBWI Conference in Bryan/College Station in 2017.

Mirka loves to illustrate animals and nature. Creating quirky characters, and adding those details that create additional layers to a story are her favorite parts of illustrating.  She is comfortable using traditional media, like watercolors and pencils, and digital applications like Photoshop and Procreate.

When not in the studio, Mirka enjoys exploring the outdoors with her children, trips to the library and exploring new books. 

To view her portfolio, please visit her artist’s page.