Writer at work, sort of.

Edward Renehan is a consultant who has ghosted dozens of books for professionals and organizations in the tech, financial, and non-profit sectors. His specialties are digital technology, banking, business, Wall Street, innovation, leadership, and biography/memoir related to these fields. More than one Wall Street (and/or entrepreneurial) legend has trusted Ed with his (not hers as of yet, sorry) story. Click here for details on ghostwriting and consulting.

Ed’s firm New Street Communications started out in 2010 as a very small, family-held digital-native publishing initiative. New Street currently has some 85 titles available in various formats. In recent years, the primary publishing activity of New Street has been focused on audiobooks, with the company’s premier line being New Street Nautical Audio.

A fifth-generation New Yorker, Ed now lives near Newport, RI. Before moving to RI in 1994 he worked for 14 years in New York publishing, doing stints at St. Martin’s Press, Macmillan, etc., with an emphasis on books concerning computer science and business computing. (His tenure included seven years as Director of Computer Publishing Programs at Macmillan/MBCI and its successor firm, Newbridge.)

Ed’s critically-acclaimed books published under his own name include Deliberate Evil: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Daniel Webster, and the 1830 Murder of a Salem Slave Trader (Chicago Review Press, 2022),  Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons (Basic Books, 2006), The Kennedys at War (Doubleday, 2001), The Lion’s Pride (Oxford University Press, 1998), The Life of Charles Stewart Mott (University of Michigan Press, 2019), John Burroughs: An American Naturalist (Black Dome Press, 1992), and The Secret Six (Crown, 1994). He has appeared on PBS’s The American Experience, NPR, and C-Span’s BookTV, and has written for publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal to The San Francisco Chronicle.

Basic Books – “Renehan’s sumptuous prose and his dazzling research and style provide a window into Gould’s ambitions and offer a first-rate social history of the financial workings of his time.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred Review

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Representation for books Ed publishes under his own name: Kathy Green, The Kathryn Green Literary Agency, 157 Columbus Avenue, Suite 510, New York, New York, 10023. 212/245-4225. kathy@kgreenagency.com

Reach Ed directly for ghost work, consulting, etc.: ejr@newstreetcommunications.com

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