Heather Christie


What The Valley Knows

A Novel

What The Valley Knows is set in Millington Valley—a quintessential small Pennsylvania town: families go back generations. Football rules. Kids drink while adults look the other way. When smart and pretty Molly Hanover moves to town and attracts the attention of the football team’s hero, Wade Thornton—a nice guy with a bad drinking habit—longtime friendships are threatened and a popular cheerleader tries to turn the school against Molly.

The young couple’s dream of a future together is shattered when …

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What the Valley Knows: Heather Christie (Writer)

About Heather Christie (Writer):

When I was seventeen, I fell madly-sweep-you-off-your-feet in love. He broke my heart…

Fast forward twelve years and I fell into real estate, finding it the most efficient way to make money, and had the thrill of riding the real estate boom through the mid 2000s. By the time the housing market crashed, I was burned out and feeling like I had sacrificed my creative soul.

While working through an MFA program, I wrote my Young Adult crossover novel What The Valley Knows. And then I rewrote it, and rewrote it, and rewrote it.

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Heather’s Sunday Morning Blog


Have you stopped by looking for my blog? Great! Sit down, grab a cup of tea, and browse around. Every Sunday, I write a new post and share a little piece of my life. My two teenage kids take up a lot of space on the page. But I also love to write about the joy and… read more

The Day My Kids Don’t Need Me Is On The Horizon

Sometimes I feel like I’ve gotten snagged in a time warp. Another summer is over. The night air is turning crisp. The soccer games have started. Dance lessons begin in two weeks. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Then Christmas. Lacrosse. Track. Recital....

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A Letter To My Son As He Enters His Junior Year

Dear Son, I used to count the days until the end of summer, marking the calendar until school would start and our normal routine would be restored. As a working mom, I was filled with guilt for the hot afternoons I wasn’t able to spend with you at the pool. I wished...

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Heather, What Are You Doing?

Writers are notorious complainers. The rejection is hard to swallow and the waiting tantamount to waterboarding. I’ve plastered positive idioms all over my vision board and I meditate upon them each time a pass (aka rejection) comes across my email. But sometimes I...

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