Melanny Henson Osborn, founder of Red Orchid Publishing, received her MFA in Creative Writing and Environment in 2010 from Iowa State University. She taught college courses for many years at Iowa State, specializing in Composition, Business Communications, Education, Religious Studies, and Gender Studies. She served as editor of Flyway: A Journal of Writing and Environment from 2007-2010. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in Sunstone Magazine, Low Down and Coming On: A Dangerous Collection of Poems about Pigs, Brown Paper, and Scribendi. She is also the recipient of numerous creative writing awards, including the Utah Women in Film Screenwriting Competition, the Thad and Jenny Box Creative Writing Award, and The Dark Horse Award for New Writers.