Lauren is a freelance writer and screenwriter from Austin, Texas. She was born in Central New York during the Reagan administration and as a child enjoyed wearing suits and fantasized about being middle-aged Jewish men, most notably four out of the five Marx Brothers, Rod Serling and Woody Allen. Her childhood obsession with film led her to LA at the age of 20, but like many naive cinephiles who move to Hollywood and become assistants, she quickly learned (quickly being five years of denial and drinking) that the film business was not for her. Having lost all her creativity and tired of living the plotline to Swimming with Sharks, she jumped in her car one day in 2008 and drove to Austin, Texas where she knew no one, had no job lined up and only $500 to her name. It was the best decision she ever made. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, AOL, Austin Monthly, Alternative Apparel, Scoutmob, Spinner and The Billfold. She co-wrote and co-produced the feature film Loves Her Gun which is currently in post-production.