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Jungle Kitty is a Star Trek fanfiction writer and created the OFC Suzanne Brandt. While she was a fan of Star Trek since it first started running in syndication, she only became active in the fandom in 1997. By 1999 she had written 83 stories and attended 5 conventions.
In 1999 she participated in an interviews series on the COCO CHANNEL: My motivation for writing was "finding Treksmut on the web. I'd always been afraid to go looking for it, thinking it might be so awful that I'd be embarrassed that I even read it. And, yeah, I found some of that. No, I won't name names. But mostly it was a stunning surprise, especially Killa's "Surrender" and Tjonesy's "20 Questions." Those stories made me realize that you could take what seemed like a very silly obsession and turn it into something wonderful. I wanted to try my hand at it. And it didn't hurt that a good friend said very sternly, "Girl, write those stories down! You are insulting your muse!" An Interview with Jungle Kitty, September 1999.