Walt Christie
Rising Above the Waves by Maine writer Walt Christie

Walt Christie

Walt Christie, born to an Aroostook potato family, practiced psychiatry for many years at the Maine Medical Center. He always wanted to write, and in 1988 he obtained an MFA in writing from Vermont College. Psychiatry proved to be too time consuming for novel-length works, but in retirement he completed a historical novel about Native Americans who lived in his part of Maine about 1600 and then went on to write a memoir of his and his wife’s ill-fated trip to Bhutan.

Rising above the Wave: Surviving Tsunami and Stroke in Japan 2011 is published by Maine Authors and Publishers Cooperative in fall 2015.