Justin Maurer is a writer and musician who resides in Los Angeles. His debut chapbook, "Don't Take Your Life" was published in 2006 on Future Tense Books. His second book is slated for publication in 2012. He came of age in the Pacific Northwest where he recorded 3 albums and embarked on world tours with his punk band Clorox Girls. After working as an English teacher in Madrid (DJ by night) and a band manager (bartender by night) in London, he relocated to Los Angeles where he currently works as an American Sign Language interpreter. He's presently failing at selling his first feature screenplay to Hollywood. He sings for the punk/60s pop band L.A. Drugz. His writing and criticism have appeared in Faster Times, Vice Spain, Maximumrocknroll, Razorcake, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn. More of Justin's writing and music can be found on his website: justin-maurer.com.