Edward McCann is the founder and editor of Writers Read — a professional writer whose features and essays have been published in national magazines and literary journals (Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Gardener, Ladies’ Home Journal, American Baby, The Irish Echo, The Sun, and others). His essay, “Pregnant Again,” was selected for the anthology, Listen To Your Mother, published by Penguin in 2015, and he’s recently completed a memoir about the search for his missing nephew.

With his partner, Richard Kollath, Ed has written a few design books, including Country Finishes (Little,Brown/Bulfinch Press) Faux Flowers (Chronicle), and, for six years, they produced the series Christmas with Country Living (Hearst).  Kollath and McCann also operate a design firm with clients throughout the United States.

An award-winning television writer/producer and longtime contributing editor at Country Living magazine, Ed is also an active member of NYC-based Artists Without Walls and Irish American Writers and Artists, and he blogs at My Rescue Mutt, chronicling his adventures with with Willie, a twelve-pound goofball from central Louisiana.

Ed lives and writes in a pastoral spot about eighty miles north of New York City, and is at work on a collection of essays about life in the Hudson Valley.