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.

Nicole Brake


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Nicole A. Brake was born in a small coal mining town in the South Wales valleys. Her earliest childhood memory is convincing her younger sister that she was radioactive after she used a torch to make her sibling’s hand glow red.

After graduating from Swansea University with a degree in History, she settled on the South Wales coast with her partner and their two mischievous children. She is proud to be a member of 2016 Pitch Wars and 2018 Write Mentor alumni.

When she’s not writing YA fantasy about headstrong, capable young women or devouring an ever-growing TBR pile, you’ll likely find her fangirling over all things geek, indulging her wanderlust, or wrangling her two small children on a Welsh beach.

Nicole loves nothing more than curling up somewhere cozy with a great book. Her favorite authors include: V.E. Schwab, Leigh Bardugo, S.A. Chakraborty, Renee Ahdieh, Katherine Arden, Katherine Rundell, and Sabaa Tahir.