About Me

Mom, Writer, Gamer, Geek

I'm Linda Naughton, writer, software engineer, paramedic, and mother of two. I've been telling stories for as long as I can remember, and have published several novels, gaming products, and the blog Self-Rescuing Princesses. A proud geek and gamer girl, I love TV, movies, video games, and role-playing games.

You can learn more about my novel and other projects on my website.

About the Blog

More than Damsels in Distress

I grew up loving science fiction and adventure stories, but even as a young girl I was struck by the gender gap in those genres. Sure, there would often be a token female character—usually a love interest. But only rarely were those characters well-rounded and allowed to contribute significantly to the story.

Hollywood is slowly waking up to the fact that women like these genres too, but there's still a long way to go. Too often, "strong female character" has become a shallow trope. When I talk about a “strong” character, male or female, it means someone who has agency, relevance to the story, and depth.

This blog celebrates TV shows, movies and books in the action/sci-fi/fantasy genres that feature truly "strong" female characters. My mission is to encourage awareness and support equality for all genders.

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