Sarah Smiley is the wife a Navy pilot and the daughter of a retired Navy admiral. She wrote “Taking My Medicine,” an essay about depression, and “Locations: Yours, Mine, and Ours,” about the choice she and her husband made to live in different zip codes, in Stories Around the Table: Laughter, Wisdom, and Strength in Military Life.
Sarah has been featured on the Today show, Katie Couric, Nightline, and CNN, and in Parade magazine, Military Spouse, and The New York Times Magazine. She is the 2014 recipient of the American Legion Auxiliary’s “Public Spirit” Award.
She is a frequent guest speaker on military family issues, humor, and the family dinner table. She adds, “I met my husband when I was first born. Our dads flew together with a squadron in San Diego, and they were deployed when I was born and my soon-to-be-husband was one year old.”
She currently lives in Maine.