Christie Kennard was an RWA Golden Heart finalist for her regency romance that was published by Avon in 1995, "Famous Miss Feversham." Since then she has been working on a number of novels, notably a number of regencies and western romances. Most recently, she has written a one-act play set in 1974, "Chasing Nureyev," about two girls who develop a crush on ballet dancer, Rudolph Nureyev. As life and art collide, as fandom turns into obsession, the girls realize that their adventure tests not only their friendship but their driving privileges. This play is part of the Kansas City Fringe Festival and will be performed on July 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, and 30th at Phosphor Studio in Kansas City, MO. It is also being expanded into a romance novel. Christie has written one other play, "Dr. Polidori," about Lord Byron's physician who in his search to become a poet, turned into a vampire in 1816. Dr. Polidori is now working as a chiropractor in a seedy part of town while cultivating his muse.
Christie served on the board of the Friends of the Jesse James Farm for a number of years and has extensively researched Civil War and Border War history in Kansas and Missouri.