Jessica DuLong is a Brooklyn-based author, journalist, editor, and book collaborator/coach. Her longstanding interest in trauma further intensified while reporting her book, SAVED AT THE SEAWALL: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift, the definitive history of the world’s largest waterborne evacuation. Interviews for SAVED, which was featured in Spike Lee’s docuseries NYC Epicenters, called upon DuLong to lead survivors through memories of their most harrowing moments, while reconciling her own PTSD from serving at the World Trade Center.
Today, DuLong collaborates on nonfiction books including trauma, psychology, and neuroscience; memoir; history; health; race, racism, and equity; gender; parenting; and justice. She’s currently at work on five different grief- and trauma-related titles.
DuLong writes regularly for CNN.com, and has taught narrative nonfiction with The Sackett Street Writers Workshop and Voices From War. Her book, MY RIVER CHRONICLES: Rediscovering the Work that Built America, about her two decades as a USCG-licensed marine engineer aboard retired 1931 NYC fireboat John J. Harvey, won the 2010 American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Award for memoir.