Ed Renehan began his publishing career in 1980 with entry level positions at Wiley and St. Martin’s Press, eventually going on to become Director of Computer Publishing Programs at Macmillan. Moving to Rhode Island in 1994, he thereafter pursued his own writing. Thus far he has authored some 20 books published by Doubleday, Crown, Oxford University Press, Basic and other houses.
Since 2010, Ed has served as managing director of a very small Rhode Island based digital-native publishing start-up, New Street Communications, which takes up about 25% of his time. The balance of his days he gives to his own writing and to a bit of ghosting when the need arises.
Ed is an avid sailor, a former board member of The Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and other sailing/environmental organizations, and a founding member – along with Stewart Brand and John Perry Barlow – of The Long Now Foundation. He is also a member of PEN American Center and The National Arts Club.