A Lesson in Manners: Stories

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Misty Urban

Misty Urban is a fiction writer, medievalist, editor, and teacher. Her debut short story collection, A Lesson in Manners, won the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award for Fiction and was published by Snake Nation Press, and her second short story collection was released by Paradisiac Publishing. Her short fiction and creative nonfiction has been widely published to several awards, including two nominations for a Pushcart Prize. She is the author of several works of medieval scholarship, including Monstrous Women in Middle English Romance, and co-editor of Melusine's Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth. She teaches at Muscatine Community College in Muscatine, IA, where she reads and writes in the company of one handsome park ranger, two small people who like to be read to, and a rather heavy collection of books.