Emma Hooper

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Raised in Alberta, Canada, Emma Hooper brought her love of music and literature to the UK, where she received a doctorate in Musico-Literary studies at the University of East-Anglia and currently lectures at Bath Spa University. A musician, Emma performs as the solo artist Waitress for the Bees and plays with a number of bands. She lives in Bath, UK, but goes home to Canada to cross-country ski whenever she can. Etta and Otto and Russell and James is her first novel.

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Etta and Otto and Russell and James


Explore a "World Full of Magic & Mystery" with Author Emma Hooper

Author and musician Emma Hooper introduces her debut literary novel, ETTA AND OTTO AND RUSSELL AND JAMES: the story of three intertwined lives across decades and continents, romance and heartbreak, war and peace. This story of unsung heroes, of lifelong promises, of devoted love, and of last great adventures will delight readers of all ages.

Author Revealed

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Show don't tell. Over and over and over.

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Ocean Sea by Alessandro Baricco

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. "but... what REALLY happened at the end?"

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. The three jobs I have: Author, Musician, Academic.

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