Jessica DuLong is a Brooklyn-based author, journalist, editor, and book collaborator/coach. Her book, SAVED AT THE SEAWALL: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift is the definitive history of the largest-ever waterborne evacuation that rescued nearly 500,000 people from Manhattan. Anchored in eyewitness accounts and written by a marine engineer who served at Ground Zero, SAVED weaves together the stories of people rescued that day and the mariners who saved them. Her book, MY RIVER CHRONICLES: Rediscovering the Work that Built America won the 2010 ASJA Outstanding Book Award for memoir. DuLong writes for CNN.com and collaborates on nonfiction books including memoir; history; trauma, psychology, and neuroscience; racism; gender; parenting; and justice. She has taught writing with Voices From War and The Sackett Street Writers Workshop. A USCG-licensed marine engineer, she served aboard retired 1931 NYC fireboat John J. Harvey for two decades, 11 years as chief.