Jessica  DuLong

Jessica DuLong

Jessica DuLong is a Brooklyn-based, ASJA award-winning author, journalist, historian, ghostwriter, book collaborator, proposal doctor, editor, and writing coach, who has worked on a wide array of narrative and other nonfiction projects including memoir; history; trauma, psychology, and neuroscience; health and wellness; diversity, equity, and inclusion; gender; parenting; law; and business, personal finance, and investing. She has taught writing with Voices From War and The Sackett Street Writers Workshop. Her first book, My River Chronicles: Rediscovering the Work that Built America; A Personal and Historical Journey (Free Press), explores the value of hands-on work through memoir, history, and reportage. Lauded in The NY Times as “very fine and gutsy,” My River Chronicles won the 2010 American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Award for memoir. Gay Talese called the book “elegantly written,” adding that it “carries forward the craft of literary non-fiction with grace and energy.”Praised as “a confident and sensual writer” by Dwight Garner of The NY Times, DuLong was also named as “one of the best of the new generation of narrative journalists” by Mark Kramer, founding director of Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation Program on Narrative Journalism. DuLong is also a DONA-certified postpartum doula and a USCG-licensed marine engineer who served aboard retired 1931 NYC fireboat John J. Harvey for 20 years, 11 of those as chief.