About Christie

Since Christie was a child she has been fascinated with books and films that ask difficult questions, inspire positive change and celebrate life.


Christie Havey Smith is an author who specializes in fiction and narrative non-fiction literature. Since she was a child, she has been fascinated with books and films that ask difficult questions, inspire positive change, and celebrate life. Christie studied television and film writing at Ohio University, and her first manuscripts were screenplays. She worked in the film business for several years, but her interest in character struggle did not stay tied to the screen.

Christie has a masters degree in theology from Loyola Marymount University with a focus in spiritual direction. She has developed workshops to empower adults and young people to listen consciously and respond courageously to their living stories. Her workshops include reflective writing and storytelling, allowing participants to remove barriers and begin to more fully understand just who they are. Then growth, change and peace become possible.

Over the last decade, Christie has worked to empower young people through organizations in Los Angeles such as Write Girl, St. Monica’s Youth Ministry, Good Shepherd Shelter, Young Writers’ Conference, and Loyola Marymount University’s extension program. She continues to reach out with a desire to instill hope and joy in as many young lives as possible.

Christie is the author of From Three Feet off the Ground, a powerful narrative non-fiction book about the year she dedicated to discovering her children’s view of the world. It is the heart song of a mother making life-changing discoveries with a view from three feet off the ground. She sets out wanting to remember what it means to be amazed, be free, be attentive, be present and love without limits. What she experiences is the spiritual discovery of herself.

Christie is originally from Chicago and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.