Emily Urquhart, a writer and folklorist, grew up in a small town in southwestern Ontario and has lived in Nice, Dublin, Edinburgh, Toronto, Vancouver and Kyiv, among other places. She has a doctorate in folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland and undergraduate degrees in journalism and art history. Her work has appeared in numerous
publications, including Reader's Digest, Flare and The Walrus, and she won a National Magazine Award in 2014. Emily Urquhart lives in
Victoria, British Columbia, with her family.