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.


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

Audiobook Review
“Smart, captivating prose … [Readers] will love this unusual mix of history, adventure, feminism and blue-collar know-how. Highly recommended.”

Library Journal

Audiobook Review
“Inspirational story … moving”

Publishers Weekly

A Hands-on Life on the Hudson
“Her work gives her a unique view of the Hudson and its role in shaping our nation, a perspective she shares in her recently published book.“

Hudson Valley Magazine


Jessica DuLong


Betsy DeJesu
Betsy DeJesu Communications

Literary Agent

Joy Tutela
David Black Literary Agency