Misty Urban making her own bookmarks, at least I thought of them as bookmarks. She’d
print out a short story, flash fiction really, or a poem on nice paper then
glued each one onto card stock. I managed to save few of those before she flew
ahead to several versions of a regular type of printed bookmark.
Then she moved
on to stylish versions of Victorian calling cards: many, many cards, as if one precious
thing was never enough. I supposed the teacher in her could not stay still.
effort was for A Lesson in Manners, a collection of short stories
that was my first purchase. It won her the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award.
Of all the promotional pieces from Misty that I’ve saved, I like this bookmark the best because it begins with an “elevator pitch” that’s simple and comes perfectly to the point:
"A how-to manual for dealing with
love, lies, loss, and loneliness."
It's valuable lesson unto itself.