Press

Contacts

Jessica DuLong
contact@jessicadulong.com

Publicist

Betsy DeJesu
Betsy DeJesu Communications
bdejesucommunications@gmail.com

Literary Agent

Joy Tutela
David Black Literary Agency
jtutela@dblackagency.com

My River Chronicles
Jessica DuLong explains why she abandoned her desk job at a dot com to become a fireboat engineer on a rusty antique fireboat.

The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC

The New York Times Close Up with Sam Roberts
Jessica DuLong talks with The New York Times Urban Affairs Correspondent Sam Roberts about becoming a marine engineer aboard Fireboat John J. Harvey

NY1

‘My River Chronicles’ author DuLong engineers a life change
“In her new book, My River Chronicles, Jessica DuLong asks: "How do we find meaning in an increasingly virtual existence, in a society that divorces us from the physicality of the land and water?" DuLong, who lost her dot-com job in 2001, says she has found an answer on the Hudson River.“

USA Today

The Afternoon Magazine

WILL, Illinois Public Media

The Stories of 9/11’s LGBTQ+ Heroes
“The boat was just a few hundred yards from the World Trade Center,” she says. “We were staring into the mouth of a treacherous scene.” At times, she says, “it was hard to breathe; we were all choking from the smoke."

The Advocate

Will manufacturing jobs lead the recovery?
Today’s manufacturing is more advanced and high-tech than old-fashioned production lines. But is America ready to support more training and innovation to align its available workforce with the manufacturing needs of our future?

Minnesota Public Radio 'Midmorning' Show

Lawmakers Want to Stop Sale of Historic 9/11 Ship
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pushing to stop the sale of a ship that played a key role in what is believed to be history's largest maritime rescue—the evacuation of an estimated 500,000 stranded civilians from lower Manhattan in the hours after the 9/11 attacks.

Newser

Fireboat engineer gets unique view of Hudson River
“This well-written, agreeable and lively book will appeal to many different audiences: people interested in the Hudson, ships, restorations and the role of women in the modern workplace.“

Schenectady Daily Gazette

Audiobook Review
“DuLong gradually pulls listeners into her life on the water … Thoughtful and fascinating, this is a unique story”

AudioFile Magazine