Officially: Stephanie Clifford is a journalist and novelist. As a New York Times reporter, she covered courts, business and media. A winner of the Loeb award for investigative reporting, she continues to write about criminal justice for the Times, the New Yorker and other publications. Everybody Rise, her first book, was a New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review editor's choice, with movie rights optioned by Fox 2000. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and lives in Brooklyn with her family.