Author Archives: christafrench

About christafrench

I'm a writer/mom/legal secretary living in Austin, TX.

Quick Book Review: Steerswoman Series

Go read these books now. Don’t read reviews first. Trust me! I’m late to the party on the Steerswoman series. The first book came out the year I graduated high school; but the last installment still isn’t out, so I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Quick book review: Mechanica

An exquisite story with bones of real relevance – not unlike a glass slipper with clockwork insides. I was swept away by this Cinderella retelling. Not only does it fulfil most of my feminist reader fantasies (she saves herself! focus … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Arya As Old-School Disney Princesses

The Mary Sue posted this great pic of what Arya Stark would look like in Disney 1960s animation. They asked the question, how different would Sword in the Stone have been if Arya were Wart? Well, a lot, obviously – fun to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Susan Calvin Was Right

I have a chip on my shoulder about scary robot stories that dates to the big-budget movie massacre of Asimov’s I, Robot. I’m just not that interested in the idea that they may all try to kill us some day; I’m much … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Well Heeled

I hung out with a friend’s 3-year-old this weekend. She was very excited about her new princess shoes – Cinderella slippers that looked like those pictured here. “Slippers” is a misnomer. Those are straight-up high heels for 3-year-olds. That makes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

All Princesses, All The Time

For your Friday viewing pleasure, something completely delightful: Princess, Princess over at StrangelyKatie. I loved everything about this little gem of a webcomic. The main characters are Amira, a runaway princess who prefers to be a hero; and Sadie, a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Princess Toadstool Saves Herself

Yeah! Princess Toadstool saves herself! The Wild Eternal has created a free, downloadable game called Sorry, Mario Bros! that “gives Princess Toadstool the ability to jump, and thereby free herself from King Koopa’s castle.” I’m not really a gamer, but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment