American novelist and journalist Hough was born in Newton, Iowa. Hough wrote realistic and historical novels. He is famous especially for The Mississippi Bubble (1902). His early works included The Singing Mouse Stories for children and The Story of the Cowboy. His other important works include: The Way of the West (1903), The Covered Wagon (1922), North of Thirty –Six (1923). He also wrote the feature “Out-of-Doors” for the Saturday Evening Post.
Emerson Hough was an American novelist and journalist, best known for his writings influenced by western culture. Hough wrote realistic and historical novels and also wrote column "Out-of-Doors" for the Saturday Evening Post.