Sarah Smiley is the author of a syndicated newspaper column, a memoir, and a collection of essays. She is known as a trailblazer for military-spouse books, columns and other publications. Sarah has been a Navy dependent for more than thirty-six years, first as the daughter of Rear Admiral Lindell Rutherford (USN, Ret.), and now as the wife of Lt. Cmdr. Dustin Smiley, a Navy pilot. She has a BS in Education from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and an MA in Mass Communication from the University of Maine.