Fiction

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. A Lesson in Manners  •  The Necessaries  •  Married, Living in Italy   Other Short Fiction ROSWELL:

Scholarship

Scholarship

Misty holds a Ph.D. in Old and Middle English Literature from Cornell University and has published articles on medieval romance, medieval women, world literature, and European history. Her scholarly books focus on monstrous women like the legendary half-fairy, half-snake Melusine.

Bio

Bio

Misty Urban wrote her first story at age 5 for the benefit of her younger sister. It was, sources say, a rather conventional piece involving cats, mats, and possibly bats (the work is no longer extant). Her next venture, a journalism/reportage

Book Deal News

Misty recently signed a four-book deal with Scarsdale Publishing for three historical romances and a contemporary romance. Stay tuned for news on release dates and more!

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Misty's third short story collection now in print:

MARRIED, LIVING IN ITALY

What unites the unlikely protagonists in these daring and utterly unique short stories is their search for refuge. Whether the escape is real, like leaving the country, or like Lonnie in the title story who’s only telling people she lives

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Praise for MARRIED, LIVING IN ITALY:

"Urban demonstrates once again that she is a keen observer of the human condition, a skillful wordsmith who writes with powerful clarity, and an absorbing storyteller who commands your attention. The people and their stories stayed with me long after I finished the last page."

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

"Written with Urban's beautifully crafted sentences, these stories are about what matters in all of our lives—losses of loved ones, losses of dreams. Urban's stories depict how we struggle to cope with the losses that shape the rest of our lives."

Karen Musser Nortman author of the Frannie Shoemaker Campground Mysteries

"Urban delivers a collection of short stories that entice the senses and primes the reader for an exotic experience. Her imagination roams far afield and supplies new twists to familiar settings. . . By challenging the reader with shifting landscapes, Urban uncovers the resilience of human nature and offers hope."

Mary Davidsaver author of Clouds Over Bishop Hill

“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

I want A LESSON IN MANNERS