This week agent Karen Grencik and editor Abigail Samoun officially launched their new venture, Red Fox Literary, an agency representing children’s book authors and illustrators and based out of Shell Beach, Calif. The agency currently represents more than 30 authors and illustrators, including Diane Browning, Adam Gustavson, Ginger Rue, Teri Sloat, and Jan Wahl.

The agency will represent authors writing for all ages, from picture books through YA, and Grencik is “currently looking for stories about real life and real people,” according to a statement released by the agency. “I want stories where character development is front and center,” she said. Samoun will focus on the agency’s illustrators.

In addition to the usual—submission information, client profiles—Red Fox’s Web site features a blog, a store to purchase artwork, downloadable PDFs of the illustrators’ portfolios, and “Studio Tours,” short films in which the agency’s artists discuss their work.