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.

Rachel Kolar


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Rachel Kolar is the author of Mother Ghost: Nursery Rhymes for Little Monsters (Sleeping Bear Press, 2018), a collection of thirteen nursery rhymes with Halloween twists. A lover of all things spooky, Rachel has also written several dark fantasy and light horror stories for adults, including And To The Republic (Crossed Genres #26), First Do No Harm (Unless They're Zombies) (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #52), and Be Prepared to Shoot the Nanny (Metaphorosis, January 2017).

Rachel holds a B.A. in English from Kenyon College and an M.A. in secondary English education from College of Notre Dame of Maryland, and taught middle school English before becoming a full-time parent and writer. She lives with her husband and three children in the Baltimore/Washington area, where she enjoys plotting new ways to terrify trick-or-treaters.