Maine author and columnist Sarah Smiley, who writes a syndicated weekly for the Bangor Daily News and other publications across the country, was featured Thursday on CNN’s website.

Smiley and her husband, Dustin, live with their three sons in Bangor. Dustin currently is deployed for 13 months in the Navy. To fill his seat at dinner, Sarah came up with the idea of inviting a special guest each week. The concept has blossomed and Sarah frequently writes about Dinner With the Smileys in her columns.

View Sarah’s most recent column on the BDN website here.