Raised by Ecuadorian immigrant parents in the Pacific Northwest, Quintero had always dreamed of pursuing her passions in the city that never sleeps. However, she never imagined that experiencing the real-life nightmare of one of the deadliest attacks on U.S. soil would lead her down a path rich with history, heart, and all that it means to be human.
Step, Step, Jump is named after the way her feet raced down the stairway of the Twin Towers on that fateful fall morning. But it is also a life philosophy formed in the months and years that followed, a map for processing trauma and harnessing one’s true potential. Quintero’s debut memoir combines riveting storytelling, compelling insight, and triumphant lived experiences to
bring depth and meaning to one of modern times’ greatest tragedies, and beyond.