Smiley, Sarah (1976 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction

Columnist and author Sarah Smiley has been a Navy dependent for more than 36 years. She was born in San Diego and raised in Virginia Beach. She is the daughter of retired admiral Lindell Rutherford, a career Navy F-14 pilot, and spent most of her upbringing amid the aircraft carriers and Navy bases in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

She has a B.S. in Education from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and a M.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Maine. She is the mother of three young boys and the wife of a Navy pilot. They live in Maine.

Selected Bibliography

  • Dinner with the Smileys : one military family, one year of heroes, and lessons for a lifetime (2013)