Christine's stories feature strong female characters spanning history.
THE CURSE ON 1140 ROYAL STREET
Writing credit with Katherine Brooks and Big Easy Pictures (LOVING ANNABELLE, WAKING MADISON)
Based on a true story, 1140 Royal Street is one of the most haunted houses in America. During the 1800's - the days of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, slavery and the Old South, stands a house - beautiful to behold - but filled with horror inside. The Lalaurie House, owned by the socialite Delphine Lalaurie, catches fire one day and what firefighters discover inside a secret attic would become the most hideous crimes to ever occur in history.
Hidden in a small village in early 19th century New England, a tale of desire, obsession, and scandal. Human relationships are tested, tragedies faced and journeys begun, all centered around the immortal question: who is allowed to love? Inspired by the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson.
Produced by M.Y.R.A. Entertainment (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) and directed by Academy Award nominee and Emmy winner Ellen Kuras (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, THE BETRAYAL: NERAKHOON, A LITTLE CHAOS, OZARK, LEGION, CATCH-22).
Why She Plays: The World of Women's Basketball
University of Nebraska Press
A Non-Fiction Look at Women's Basketball
Why does she play basketball? Since the enactment of Title IX in 1972, that question has come to be asked of more girls and women—and answered in more ways—than ever before. Christine Baker, a former player, and coach, pursued an answer through the ranks of the sport from youth basketball to the WNBA.
Baker set the stage with a quick look at current statistics and trends in women’s basketball nationwide, noting the profound changes in the last thirty-five years. A series of exclusive interviews then takes the reader into the heart and soul of the sport. Her subjects were players and coaches, from neophytes to stars such as Dawn Staley and Nancy Lieberman; from legendary coaches such as Jody Conradt to the masterminds of USA Basketball and the 1996 Women’s Dream Team; from Donna Lopiano, former CEO of the Women’s Sports Foundation, to tomorrow’s Olympic athletes. A richly detailed, all-encompassing portrait of the sport, these interviews offered a wealth of insight into the game, American sports culture, and, indeed, why Baker played.
A Sports Romance
Kat Schaefer's career is on autopilot. She's an elite basketball official in the WNBA after surviving an extremely rocky childhood but still finds herself adrift in her personal life almost two years after her longtime girlfriend dumped her. Kat's well-ordered world turns upside down again when she meets a hotshot rookie named Julie Stevens who knocks her world off-balance with her stellar play and captivating eyes. Despite Kat's best defense, she falls hard for the young player but she's unable to open herself up to love again. Her solution is to retreat alone to the magnificent beaches of Provincetown, Massachusetts to heal old wounds and to figure out what the future holds.
Named Top 10 Lesbian Sports Romances
In the Direction of the Sun
A Hiking-Inspired Love Story
Alex McKenzie is settled into a comfortable life in her beloved hometown of Stockbridge, MA. Everything Alex thought she knew about life and about herself changes the moment Cate Conrad blows into town. Alex falls head over heels in love with the free-spirited artist and sailor but Cate's complicated past makes it impossible for her to commit. Devastated, Alex tries to heal her heart by hiking the famed Appalachian Trail while Cate takes to the water. Can Alex and Cate find their way back to each other?
2017 Best Book Award Finalist
A Recipe for Love
Piermont, New York. Danika Russo is 55, newly retired from a 30-year career as a mail carrier, and stuck in a rut. After putting her own needs on hold to care for her terminally ill partner and her unloving father, Danika is holed up the childhood home she inherited, a claustrophobic time warp from the 1970s complete with brown Formica and linoleum, and not sure what to do next.
Her best friend Natalie suggests making a list of things she has always wanted to do. Stepping outside her comfort zone, self-deprecating Danika opts for taking an Italian cooking class, not knowing that she will both impress the appreciative chef with her tasting skills and meet a mysterious younger woman there, Finn Gerard, who will capture her heart and teach her the recipe for love. But Finn is withholding a grim secret and, despite her initial passion, appears unable to commit to Danika fully. Will Danika allow herself to let go and fall in love for the first time in her life, even if there are no guarantees? Even if she must learn to let go?
A Culinary Romance
A Collection of Poetry
I.V. Poems is Lucy J. Madison's debut collection of poetry. The chapbook found its way to completion when Lucy spent a winter in Provincetown, MA after being forced to relocate from her primary home along the Hudson River due to Hurricane Sandy. These are thought-provoking and beautiful, and poems to be read again and again.
The language of these poems sings. The songs are beautiful, are sad, are happy. They will make you weep; they will make you smile. They will leave you wanting more, and wondering when the next book will come out.
To Be Released in 2022
A Story About Pets and People
Raising Artemis is a poignant and uplifting story about the extraordinary soul connection between pets and people, as only a cat could tell it.
Our animals know us better than almost anyone. They see into our souls and connect to our hearts. What if we could see how all pets interconnect to form a group of compassionate and understanding guardians who teach us how to heal, and ultimately how to love? What if we knew what our pets were trying to tell us?
Narrated by the sharp-witted Lucy, a Birman cat who lived with her human for fifteen years before crossing over the Rainbow Bridge, Raising Artemis tells the story of Artemis Elizabeth Nicche, a doctor on the verge of a nervous breakdown trying to cope with the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Artemis’s inability to save lives dredges up memories of her tragic childhood, forcing her to focus on healing herself for the first time. Lucy escorts us through the seminal moments in Artemis’s life, showing us all what animals can teach us about being human.
Available Scripts for Option
Hidden deep behind British lines, America’s first female, African-American undercover operations officer, only known as Agent 355, risked her life within the famed Culper Spy Ring to provide General George Washington the intelligence he needed to win the Revolutionary War.
Feature Film Script with Mini-Series Potential
Table Read My Screenplay Chicago Semi-Finalist
Quarter-Finalist Your Script Produced! Studios: Season 2
Top 100 Historical/Biopic Table Read My Screenplay 2021
Red River Reunion
In the Old West, a gunslinging U.S. Marshall plagued by a cryptic past reunites with a weathered Texas Ranger on a perilous mission to defend a Texas border town from ruthless outlaws.
Feature Film Script with Series Potential
Co-Writer John Layne
When We Were Young
A modern take on STEEL MAGNOLIA’S or a happy-ending BEACHES. A woman rents a beach house in Provincetown where she and her four childhood best friends reunite as they learn she is battling cancer and rally to support her.
Feature Film Script
A Story About Enduring Friendship
In a Flash
Feature Film Script
A Story About Fate and Spirituality
A la CITY OF ANGELS and SLIDING DOORS, an impoverished, aspiring artist loses her dead-end job and apartment in the city, displacing her and her beloved dog. As she struggles to survive, her spirit guide and guardian angel work behind the scenes to escort her home so she can face her challenging past, and ultimately find her destiny.
The Four Friends
Feature Film Script
A Story About Adulting After College
When tragedy strikes Samantha Davis on Christmas night ten years after graduation, her college friends pull together to find themselves, and love, in the most unlikely of places.
Behind Closed Doors: The Art of Negotiation Theough Time
30-Minute Historical Reality Television Series
Co-Creator/Writer Dr. Joshua N. Weiss
A Harvard professor travels through time to the most important negotiations in history to show how making peace actually works.
The Ocean in Me
Young Adult Fiction In Progress
Sixteen-year-old Grace Atwood struggles to cope with the sudden death of one of her mom’s. To build a new life for them both, her other mom decides to uproot them from their midwestern home to the small, artistic beach town of Provincetown, Massachusetts. But, Grace struggles to fit in at her new school and control her rage and loneliness. Will she ever know what it feels like to be normal?
Feature Film Script In Progress
A redemptive story about a coach hired to rebuild a girls' high school basketball team in the wake of her own personal tragedy.
Upmarket/Hints of Romance Novel Research Phase
Elena Luciana D’Angelo is a high-powered, controlling New York attorney with little time for self-reflection or relationships. Her life takes a surprising turn when she slips into an unexpected mid-life crisis. Unhappy with her anesthetic life, Elena leaves a lucrative career behind to recalibrate her life and reconnect with her Italian roots. What begins as a Venetian vacation turns into a life-changing experience where Elena uncovers startling family secrets that change the trajectory of her life forever.
The Legend of Pine Leaf
Feature Film Script Research Phase
Two worlds collide in this western historical drama when the only known female Crow war chief falls for a settler's wife, jeopardizing everything.
Christine Baker is an author and screenwriter whose stories feature female characters spanning history.
The Sundance Screenwriters Lab named Christine a finalist, placing her feature film script based on the life of Emily Dickinson in the top 10 out of 10,000 entries in 2011. ROWING IN EDEN is currently in pre-production with M.Y.R.A. Entertainment (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) and will be directed by Academy-Award nominated Ellen Kuras.
Her feature film script AGENT 355, about America's first female spy, was named a semi-finalist (Top 100) of Table Read My Screenplay Chicago and was recently named a quarter-finalist for Your Script Produced! Studios: Season 2 and Top 100 History Biopic of 2021 Table Read My Screenplay.
Christine writes contemporary LGBTQ+ romance novels, poetry, and short stories under the pseudonym Lucy J. Madison including A Recipe for Love, Personal Foul, I.V. Poems, and In the Direction of the Sun. The Lesbian Review named Personal Foul as one of the top 10 Lesbian Sports Romances. In the Direction of the Sun was named a 2018 Best Book Awards Finalist.
Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, such as The One: Stories of Falling in Love Forever (Sapphire Books 2016), A Heart Well Traveled Volume 1 (Sapphire Books 2017), and Tales of Travelrotica for Lesbians (Alyson Books 2006).
She’s authored many bylined articles. Curve Magazine selected her interview with W.N.B.A. legend Sue Bird as the September 2017 cover story. Other bylines include The San Francisco Bay Times, Got Game Magazine, Thysia Literary Magazine, Prism Book Alliance Blog, Confluence, The Tipton Poetry Journal, Beginnings Literary Magazine, The Survivor’s Review, and The Last Stanza Poetry Journal, among many others.
A former standout college basketball player, Christine is the author of Why She Plays: The World of Women’s Basketball (University of Nebraska Press 2008). She is considered an expert on sports journalism for women, Title IX, and women’s sports participation. The Women’s Sports Foundation named her a finalist for a Billie Award in Journalism in 2009.
As a ghostwriter, Christine has worked on several non-fiction titles, including an Amazon bestselling leadership book.
Christine received a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University and received its prestigious Rulewater Award for her thesis project.
Beyond writing, Christine is an expert marketing consultant with over 25 years of experience specializing in end-to-end creative solutions for an exclusive worldwide client list. She possesses wide-ranging experience developing strategic plans, branding, advertising, P.R. programs, and writing in any medium for any purpose. She’s worked in all facets of marketing communications, from graphic design and print production to high-level public relations and strategy development. Before launching CB Creative in 2009, she was a college spokesperson and senior public relations official.
The Middletown Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame inducted Christine into their 2011 class for her high school accomplishments as a three-sport athlete at Mercy High School in Middletown, Connecticut. Mount Saint Mary College inducted Christine into their Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015 for her achievements as a basketball player.
Christine resides in shoreline Connecticut and Provincetown, MA. She enjoys hiking, landscape photography, and cooking. She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, New York Women in Film & Television, and the WGA East Indie Film Caucus. Christine is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Provincetown Theater.