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A poignant and uplifting story about the extraordinary soul connection between pets and people, as only a cat could tell it.

What can our animals teach us about being human?


About the Book

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 be human? 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.

Visionary Fiction/Pets/Spirituality
Expected Release: 2023


About the Author

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, DEAR EMILY, based on the life of Emily Dickinson, in the top 10 out of 10,000 entries in 2011. M.Y.R.A. Entertainment (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) purchased it.


Her feature film script AGENT 355, about America's first female spy, was named a 2022 Table Read My Screenplay Virtual Genre Competition Semifinalist, 2021 Table Read My Screenplay Top 100 History/Biopic, 2020 Quarterfinalist for Your Script Produced! Studios: Season 2, and a 2018 Semifinalist (Top 100) of Table Read My Screenplay Chicago.

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 non-fiction title.

Christine received a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University and is the recipient of the Rulewater Prize.

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. 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. She enjoys hiking, landscape photography, and cooking.

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