Pay attention to what’s going on around you


I was very fortunate to have attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio as an undergrad. My professors at Miami, one of the oldest public universities in the country, chartered in 1809, taught me to question the world around me and gave me the opportunity to explore new cultures when I attended the school’s branch campus in Luxembourg.  So, I feel honored that I was asked about my thoughts on teaching in the new edition of the school’s magazine, The Miamian.



Anne Montgomery’s novel, The Scent of Rain, tells the story of two Arizona teenagers whose fates become intertwined. Rose flees into the mountains to escape from her abusive polygamous community where her only future is marriage to a man older than her father. Adan, whose only wish is to be reunited with his mother, is on the run from the cruelties of the foster care system. Are there any adults they can trust? Can they even trust each other?  The Scent of Rain is available at and wherever books are sold.

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