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.

Nick Cross


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Nick Cross is an Oxford, UK based writer and illustrator for children. He was a geek before it was cool, and will likely still be one long after it's ceased to be cool again. Nick is a voracious consumer of pop culture in all its forms, and he loves to reflect that in his stories.

An irreverent sense of humor infuses all of his work, and he enjoys combining words, images and design to create uniquely engaging fiction. Over ten of Nick's short stories have been published in children’s magazines, leading him to win the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) Magazine Merit Award for fiction.

Nick has been an active SCBWI member for ten years, and currently serves as Blog Network Editor for SCBWI Words & Pictures Magazine, showcasing the best blog posts by SCBWI members. He is also a previous winner of the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices competition, which seeks to find the most exciting new voices in children’s fiction.

Happily married with two teenage daughters, Nick does appear to be living the dream. If pressed, however, he will admit to a worrying addiction to t-shirts, marker pens, and ice cream sundaes. He works off the latter by cycling everywhere he can, but never, ever, wearing Lycra.