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.

Rina Singh


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Rina Singh was born in India and grew up in a small town where there were no public libraries. She went to a convent school, run by Catholic nuns. However, the school library was well stocked and she grew up loving books. She studied English literature and immigrated to Canada in 1980. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Concordia University and a teaching degree from McGill University, Montreal. She is an internationally published children's author and has written many books for children including A Forest of Stories, which has been translated in several languages, including Spanish and Korean. Her most recent publications are Nearly Nonsense, Guru Nanak: The First Sikh Guru and Hindi for Heart, which she did in collaboration with the Oscar winning Indian lyricist, Gulzar.

Rina has done readings and workshops in literary festivals across Canada. She recently presented at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (2014) in Singapore. She is also a photographer and has had a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She teaches writing, drama, and art in Toronto.

The world fascinates her and she has a deep interest in different cultures, especially their stories. She believes that reading stories of others gives us tools to adjust our own view on life and sharing our own stories reassures us that we matter. It is the same fascination that compels her to travel to different parts of the world and photograph people and places.

Rina’s daughter is a photographer, traveler, and teacher and her son recently moved to San Francisco. Rina lives with her husband in Toronto where she continues to teach, write, and dream of far away lands.