Jana Abrams (Karam)

Jana Abrams (Karam)
Into the Breach: A Year of Life and Death with EMS
A character-driven story that takes readers behind-the-scenes for a critical look at this country’s pre-hospital, emergency medical system. This nonfiction narrative follows crews from their work on ambulances and Medevac helicopters to heavy rescue and the field hospitals they set up and staffed to triage and treat the stunned victims of the 1993 and 2001 World trade Center attacks. Investigative Reporters and Editors cited Into the Breach:A Year of Life and Death with EMS as one of 2002’s books of the year. The Book of the Month Club chose it as its alternate selection. The Journal of EMS (JEMS), other industry magazines, and experts recognized it as compelling, authentic, and long overdue.
Jana Abrams Karam earned her M. Sc. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism immediately prior to celebrating her initial book contracts from Renaissance Books and St. Martin’s Press. Reporting and writing constituted a career change for Karam who had first earned an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and spent 15 years working in product development, media, marketing, and cross promotion for leading multinational corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and public sector agencies. Karam’s B.A. is from Wellesley College.

Karam has volunteered for several organizations that support children’s education and development, animal welfare, and the environment. Immediately after having her first book published, she was fortunate to welcome the first of three children who had been orphaned abroad. During those early parenting years, Karam had ample time to conceive writing ideas and is overjoyed to be getting back into the game by developing her next book proposal, a character-driven, true crime story that illuminates a critical issue of pandemic proportion.
TBD

Hope is the thing with feathers-
That perches in the soul-
And sings the tune without the words-
And never stops-at all-

Emily Dickinson