Ed Breslin is a former editor and publisher who spent two decades in the book business. He left his job as publisher and senior vice president of HarperCollins in order to write and edit full-time. During his career he edited and published such best-selling authors as Jeffrey Archer, Len Deighton, Clive Barker, Stuart Woods, W.E.B. Griffin, Tom Clancy, TV talk show host Sonya Friedman and business maven Harvey Mackay. In the 1980s Ed wrote two espionage thrillers and the parody of Spy magazine called Sty, published by Random House in 1989 and a national bestseller on the B. Dalton and Waldenbooks lists. Sty sold 50, 000 copies.
For two years, 1999 and 2000, he wrote an Internet column for Seekbooks.com called BookShopTalk and had an audio show of the same name on the Seekbooks Website. The audio show was syndicated to over a hundred radio stations nationwide. He has also ghostwritten novels, celebrity bios, nonfiction business books, and nationally syndicated newspaper columns that must remain confidential. In 2008 he collaborated with Senator Mel Martinez on the senator’s autobiographical memoir, A Sense of Belonging, published by Crown Books. In 2010 Thomas Nelson published Patton: Pursuit of Destiny, written by Ed with co-author Agostino von Hassell.
Ed’s memoir Drinking With Miss Dutchie was published as a Thomas Dunne Books for St. Martin’s Press in March 2011. In October 2011 Thomas Nelson published Sherman: The Ruthless Victor, his biography of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, written by Ed with co-author Agostino von Hassell. Also in October 2011 Viking Studio published Great American Railroad Stations, a coffee table book of photographs by Roger Straus III with text by Ed Breslin and Hugh Van Dusen. In summer 2013 Regnery will publish Ed’s biography titled Brigham Young: A Concise History of the Mormon Moses.
Ed lives with his wife in Manhattan and in the Hudson River Valley.