Raised in Alberta, Emma Hooper is a musician and writer. As a musician, her solo project “Waitress for the Bees” tours internationally and has earned her a Finnish Cultural Knighthood. Her debut novel, Etta and Otto and Russell and James, was an international bestseller. She is a research-lecturer at Bath Spa University, but comes home to Canada to cross-country ski as much as she can afford. Our Homesick Songs is her second novel.