Author has written 18 stories for StarTrek: The Next Generation.
CityDurl's pen name is a play on City Girl, and obliquely refers to a short story by Dorothy Parker called Horsie. It's also a reference to the Kevin Shields song in the movie Lost in Translation. I love outsiders, imperfect heroes, tragic stories, and subtle interpersonal dramas. Perhaps I should emphasize - I love tragic stories. So, yes, I ship Data/Tasha, and yes, it's canon.
I'm grateful to Netflix for offering every episode of Star Trek for streaming, which provided the spark that made the stories leave my mind and get on the page. Highly recommended: re-watch the first season of TNG (or get in HD on blu-ray!), and listen to Wil Wheaton's Memories of the Futurecast. Wait with barely contained anticipation for the sequel. Watch the extras and the Easter eggs. Geek out with me. I'm such a fan of imperfect, uneven season one - the series got so much better, but I have a soft spot for those early episodes.
I saw some major life changes in 2013 - bought a house, found out exactly why I can't have kids, experienced the horrors of a husband overcome by mental health problems becoming more and more abusive, and so I divorced him in January 2014. Just had major surgery in July 2015. In other words, I've been busy. I'm finally ready to write again. It's hard to put the mental energy towards a story when your own real life story is so overwhelming and dramatic. And if anyone reading this is in an abusive relationship, believe me when I say you can get out. It takes courage and compassion and strength, but you can end the cycle of violence.
Many, many thanks to the readers who review on a regular basis - without you, one is nothing, and the stories could never have turned out so well. To those of you who read and don't review - I don't bite, promise! If you review one of my stories, I'll probably message you and talk Trek at you until you wish you'd never said anything. Doesn't that sound like fun?