A Midwestern mom wakes up one morning as a hot young Hollywood starlet – and discovers she got the bad end of a body-swapping bargain. “Riveting and enthralling!” The Booklife prize Beth Barony is content with her middle-class, Middle America

Short Fiction

Short Fiction

Misty’s award-winning short fiction has appeared in international and national journals in print and online, in several anthologies, and in three acclaimed collections. Other Short Fiction “Leave No Trace” in Roswell: A Literary Collection The rhythmic chirp of the metal

Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfiction

In addition to historical and contemporary fiction and medieval scholarship, Misty writes creative nonfiction, reviews for Publishers Weekly, BlueInk Review, and the Historical Novels Review, and is creative nonfiction editor for the New Flash Fiction Review. Selected Nonfiction “Protrusions” in

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Join a group of poets, writers, artists, and other creatives at Creativity Camp running June 17-June 19 at Langwood Education Center near Grandview, IA

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Praise for Misty Urban:

"This author has an uncanny ability to explore relationships, love, and loss in a fresh and original way."

Publisher's Weekly starred review of A Lesson in Manners

"Urban draws you in to the circumstances of her characters' lives through prose so keen and almost unbearably lovely that it feels both mysterious and familiar."

Christiana Langeberg author of Half of What I Know

"Urban . . . is a keen observer of the human condition, a skillful wordsmith who writes with powerful clarity, and an absorbing storyteller who commands your attention."

X.H. Collins author of Flowing Water, Falling Flowers