Smiley in the News

Sarah Smiley has been featured on many national and local media outlets for her books and columns. Although Sarah writes about everything from motherhood to politics today, she got her start (in 2003) writing about military-spouse issues and was a military dependent for 40 years. Therefore, Smiley is frequently called upon to speak to the media about issues pertaining to military families and spouses.

May 2013

Parade Magazine

Sarah and her family were featured on the cover of Parade Magazine for Mother's Day. Sarah wrote the cover Story.

April 7, 2016

Maine's 207

Sarah Smiley was featured on Maine's 207 to talk about her book Got Here as Soon as I Could and why she loves Maine.

July 28, 2013

The Today Show

From their home in Maine, Sarah and family talk about Dinner with the Smileys with Today Show reporter Erica Hill.


Public Spirit Award

Sarah was awarded the American Legion Auxiliary's Public Spirit Award. Past Recipients include Hillary Clinton.

Katie Couric

Sarah and family talk about inviting one guest to dinner for each week that Cdr. Dustin Smiley was deployed for a year.  

Fox & Friends

Sarah and family appeared live, in-studio on Fox and Friends to talk about life as a military family while a loved one is deployed.


O Magazine

Dinner with the Smileys was one of Oprah's "Five Things We Can't Stop Smiling About." The magazine called it "Uplifting."


New York Times 

Sarah and her military-spouse life were featured in a 6-page story titled "Confessions of a Military Wife," by Alex Witchel.


CNN interviewed Sarah about the military, deployments, the family dinner table and Dinner with the Smileys.


NBC News

Sarah talks about her book Dinner with the Smileys and about inviting one guest each week to share her dinner table.

Military Spouse 

Sarah Smiley topped the list of “Who’s Who of Military Spouses” and was profiled in the cover story.



Maine's WABI interviewed Sarah in her home for a feature about life as a military family and her reflections on Veteran's Day.


Officer and a Gentleman DVD

Smiley and her husband are featured in an interview on the bonus track for the anniversary edition.

CBS Early Show

In an interview about her book Going Overboard, Sarah talks about the struggles of being a military wife and military family.

ABC Nightline

Sarah is featured in a segment - "On the Homefront" - about her life as a military wife and her upbringing in a military family.


Woman’s Day

October 5, 2006

Feature: “Be Your Best You,” featuring advice from Smiley about handling rejection with humor.


January 9, 2006

News Brief: Days of Our Lives. Sarah is featured as a military spouse and columnist writing about military families.


June 2013

"The secret to staying sane while a spouse is deployed?" The magazine recommends Dinner with the Smileys.


Other Media:

Fox News Studio B w/Trace Gallagher
March 19, 2006
Live Interview

The Bob and Tom Radio Show
December 12, 2005
Live Interview

CNN Sunday Morning
December 11, 2005
Live Interview

Eye on Books
November 2005
Radio Interview

November 11, 2005
Live Interview

The Hartford Courant
November 11, 2005
News Article: "War-Tested Marriages"