There’s not much more dangerous or exciting than being a New York City emergency medical technician—unless you add being a smoke jumper during fire season. It’s all about saving lives one way or another, holding the line against fire, disaster, and death.
Saving lives is what Benadette?“Bennie”?Grego knows, and she’s damn good at it. Her Nana keeps her gear repaired and blesses Bennie with holy water every time she leaves?the work is risky, but helping people is what gives her life meaning, and when she’s not saving lives, Bennie pursues her second passion—drawing superheroes for a comic she and her friend Jean have created.
But when a bad jump results in a devastating injury to her drawing arm, Bennie must come to terms with the fact that she may lose one of the two essential parts of her soul forever. Trauma changed her once before, and once again she must make a a difficult choice—the sirens or the superheroes.
Former Managing Editor for The Advocate, artist, musician, and author JD Glass is an American Library Association Stonewall Award finalist & Lambda Literary Award finalist for her novel Punk Like Me, Lambda Literary Award finalist for Red Light, with that and other titles earning Ben Franklin Literary Award finalist, Rainbow Reads Award, and Golden Crown Literary finalist and winner. A recipient of Columbia College Chicago’s Faculty Recognition Award, and Columbia Scholar Award, Glass’ visual work was selected for the Chicago Manifest Art Showcase, InArt Gallery Virtual Exhibit, ISee Pixels exhibit, and OnBigDrawingsII Virtual Exhibit. Glass is also the writer and executive producer for the short film rom-com Her Curve, as well as the upcoming feature, and for the series Punk Like Me–the B Sides, currently in production.
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