In 2012, Christie published her debut novel Leave The Wake Behind, a gripping tale of love, loss and self-transformation with supernatural themes, based around a group of 12 original songs and released with a cd of the songs. All copies of the book are currently sold out and are only available for loan through library services in Victoria. An edited re-issue of the book is planned to coincide with the release of its long awaited Sequel.
While studying Social Work at RMIT, she won first prize for the short story Sand And Locusts - published in the Melbourne Writers Social Group Anthology 2019 and available to read online through the World Writers Collective Christie Heart | free-stories (worldwriterscollective.com) During her studies she also had a non-fiction piece published through Spinifex Press.
It took time to shift from academic writing back into fiction mode. Christie recently completed her debut children's novel and the text for a children's picture book under the proposed pen name Christie Miranda.
Meanwhile, she has several projects underway including a fact-informed fictional drama featuring a feisty social worker.
Other Non-Fiction Publications
While working for NGO Project Respect, in response to a call for safety and a more informed choice for women entering the legalised sex industry in Victoria, drawing from the collective stories and accounts of women in that industry, Christie researched and wrote "The Manual: An informative guide for women considering entering the sex industry", which was first published in 2010. "The Manual" as it became known, was translated into Korean and distributed to Korean sex workers by the Salem Foundation in 2011. Christie was asked by Project Respect to write a simplified pocket version of The Manual which was published in 2015.
Across the years, Christie has contributed short stories and poetry to several publications (some featured above).