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

Smile And You Will Never Be Wrong

Wayne Dyer says, “Loving People live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.” Turn on the TV or radio, pick two channels, and you’ll find opposing interpretations of humanity. Refuges good. Immigration bad. The sky is falling. Everything...

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Dear Mom, This Is Why I Love You

Dear Mom, I’m sorry you had to watch your mother die from Alzheimer’s Disease. You worry it might be your fate. And mine, too. Sometimes you grow melancholy and say your game is almost over. It’s late in the second half and the clock is burning down. “I can’t...

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Be Honest: Do You Know Why Today Is A Special Day?

It’s the third Sunday of September. Heather, you think as you sip your morning coffee. You are stating the obvious, which is not good for a writer. Agreed, but there’s probably something you don’t know about the third Sunday in September. It’s top secret—almost CIA...

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