I recently became acquainted with Ms. Caitlyn (“Cat”) Taylor, a meteorology student at the University of Oklahoma, my alma mater. She is the current Miss Rose Hill and will be competing in the Miss Kansas Pageant in June.
She read Warnings when it first came out and told me she is reading it again prior to the pageant because it inspires her.
In addition to being a budding meteorologist, Cat is also a storm chaser. Thursday, she and friends were chasing the devastating tornadoes in southeast Oklahoma and turned into first responders when they came upon the hard-hit town of Tushka. She and her friends literally pulled people from wreckage and got them aid. I’m very proud of her. She very much represents the next generation of meteorologist I hoped to inspire by writing Warnings.
I took these photos for an ad for Warnings and Mike Smith Enterprises LLC, for the Miss Kansas Pageant program. Her “platform” is weather safety. I can’t think of a better woman to represent our state.
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