A 37 year veteran of the publishing industry, Ed Renehan has done it all – author, ghostwriter, editor, executive at such firms as Macmillan (seven years as Director of Computer Publishing Programs), and much more.
Ed has published 20 books under his own name – and still more under the names of authors whom he’s hovered behind as a ghost – and seen them published such prestigious houses as Oxford University Press, Doubleday, Crown, and Basic.
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.