Welcome. I'm a journalist and a novelist.
I write about criminal justice and business. My latest piece, for Wired, is about how girls in small-town Belmont, New Hampshire, dealt with cyberstalking, sextortion and online harassment for years—until they fought back, involving police, federal prosecutors, the DOJ and the Secret Service.
I was on staff at the New York Times for almost a decade, where I covered courts and business. I still write for the Times—my latest there is a Styles piece on the rise of the mammoglam, and also for the New Yorker, Marie Claire and others. My stories range from a profile of an aging Mafioso; to how the parole system is now allowing defendants to maintain innocence; to the “Jane Crow” system that separates mothers from their children over childcare issues; to investigations into defendants accused of terrorism, fraud, political corruption, murder and racketeering. I've written a number of stories on wrongful convictions, including a New Yorker feature on a 1995 case that helped prompt the retrial and exoneration of the defendant, who had been imprisoned for more than 20 years. My journalism awards include the Loeb Award in the investigative-reporting category.
My first novel, Everybody Rise, was an instant New York Times bestseller and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Fox 2000 bought movie rights, with the producer of Devil Wears Prada and Twilight producing. I’m currently writing my second novel.
Am I Stormy Daniels? No.