Meet the author

Emma Steele was born and raised on the rain-swept west coast of Scotland before heading up to The University of Aberdeen to study law. Working as a solicitor in Edinburgh, she continued to dabble in her childhood passions of art and creative writing for several years. It was after the birth of her first child that she began writing in earnest.

Emma now writes big love stories with a twist, and with a particular focus on phenomena: near-death, shared-death, lucid dreams, she loves it all. The stunning city of Edinburgh is generally her setting of choice, but she likes to weave in elements of the wider world too. 

Still living close to the centre with her husband, two children and dog, Sunshine, Emma spends her weeks juggling writing and looking after her kids. On the weekends she can generally be found in one of Edinburgh’s finest playparks, or hunting for great coffee.

The Echos of Us is her first novel.


EMMA’s Inspiration while writing The Echoes of Us

No Cars GO

Arcade Fire

Fisherman's Blues

The Waterboys


Yeah Yeah Yeahs


Skunk Anansie

Song for Zula


Wouldn't it be nice

The Beach Boys

Crash Land

Twin Atlantic

Mr Brightside

The Killers

Where We're Going

Gerry Cinnamon

Rocket Man

Elton John