Since Christie was a child she has been fascinated with books and films that ask difficult questions and inspire positive change.
FICTION AND NARRATIVE NON-FICTION LITERATURE
Christie Havey Smith is an author specializing in fiction and narrative non-fiction literature. Since she was a child, she has been fascinated with books and films that ask difficult questions and inspire positive change. Christie studied television and film writing at Ohio University, and her first manuscripts were screenplays. She worked in story development for film companies such as Castle Rock and Dreamworks for several years, but her interest in character struggle did not stay tied to the screen.
Christie earned a masters in theology from Loyola Marymount University, conducting extensive research in human suffering and the use of contemplative thought and mindfulness practices to impact personal well-being and social change. Over the last ten years, Christie has created and facilitated workshops for organizations such as Young Writer’s Conference and Loyola Marymount University that foster reflection, creativity and personal development. Currently Christie is developing a workshop series to support young people struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. These workshops will aid participants in their ability to choose where they place their attention, to recognize, receive, release, and make positive internal shifts.
Christie is the author of From Three Feet off the Ground, a 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.