She became a teacher at junior and senior high school where she inspired students to be creative in their writings.She is a member and has served on the executive of the Writers Association of Nova Scotia.
As a journalist she was a correspondent for the Montreal Gazette. Two of the novels were translated into one volume in English entitled the Outlander ( Toronto, 1950) which won the Governor General's Award, In 1961 she was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1976 she took a 5 week course at Albertas Banff Centre on writing. Her sports stories for young adults drew on her own love of playing basketball at high school and university.
She also used her own writing skills to produce books for young adults and children as well as professional books for teachers.
Christie moved to Prince Rupert, British Columbia in 1958 where she wrote a series of dramas on First Nations topics for the CBC.
This author soon found her true talent in writing childrens stories and books.
In 1980 with The Trouble with Princesses, which retells stories about Northwest Coast princesses and compares them with old world European princesses, she won the Canada Council Childrens Literature prize (the forerunner of the Governor Generals Award for English Language childrens Literature) She became a member of the Order of Canada in 1980. In 1996 she produced a novelty book about how to read your cats personality based on its astrological sign.
In 1998 Christie received the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding literary career. After this in her mid fifties she decided to try her hand at a work of fiction. In 1820 shortly after her father's death she relocated to Kingston, Upper Canada (Now Ontario) to live with family. called to her and she that in the province until 1945. Doris became involved with the Local Womens Institute and in turn in the history of her community.There was a poem to each of them and the Popes thank you said he noted the reference to him.She has travelled across North America and foreign countries such as China discussing her work. She left home when she became a teacher but soon returned to teach near home.She went on to earn a Bachelor in Social Work from the University of Regina.She had always loved writing and began to write seriously in the 1980s.She has published several books of poetry one of which Bear Bones and Feathers (Saskatoon, Coteau Books, 1994) received the Canadian Peoples Poet Award.