David Zimmerman was raised in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Emerson College and the University of Alabama. He spent several years living and working in Brazil and Ethiopia. After winning the Three-Day-Novel Contest, Anvil Press published the resulting novella, "Socket." His debut novel, THE SANDBOX, was published by Soho Press in 2010, and his latest novel, CARING IS CREEPY, was released in April of 2012. He now teaches at Iowa State University.
Fifteen-year-old Lynn Marie Sugrue's mother works long hours as a nurse, and she suspects that her mother’s pill-popping boyfriend has enlisted her in his petty criminal enterprises. Lynn finds refuge in online flirtations, eventually meeting up with a troubled young soldier and inviting him home. Meanwhile, her mother’s boyfriend is on the receiving end of a series of increasingly violent threats, which places Lynn squarly in the cross-hairs.