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.

Samantha Vance


Samantha “Sammie” Vance is 9 years old and on a mission to make the world a less lonely place starting with making sure all kids have a friend.

After hearing about Buddy Benches (a bench where kids can go when they are lonely and others come up to ask them to play) she collected plastic caps and lids that were then melted into Buddy Benches for her school. She has gained worldwide attention and has impacted and inspired many from kids to adults.

Sammie received a Certificate of Excellence from her cities Mayor, been a guest on the Today Show with Kathie Lee, covered by Martha Stewart Living, USA Today to name a few.  She has over 30 million views on numerous videos done on her, including one of them tweeted about by Reese Witherspoon.  Recently she partnered with Walgreens to help bring 75 Buddy Benches to schools all over Indiana.

 She wants to write books to inspire others to be kind and make a difference.

Sammie lives in Indiana and is in 4th grade. Her favorite subject is math and she loves pizza, DIY crafts, writing poems, and meeting new people. She loves receiving mail from all over the country and the world.


Samantha Vance and her mother, Heidi Vance

Samantha Vance and her mother, Heidi Vance