Though born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Daniel C. Bryant has lived in Maine since the sixties. Over the years, he has published poetry, essays, and short stories in a variety of medical and literary magazines, including JAMA, Bellevue Literary Review, Nimrod, Madison Review, Silk Road, the writer-selected journal Sixfold, and others. He recently self-published a short story collection, House Call, inspired by his experiences becoming and being a physician, and featuring such characters as a medical student who might be in love, a gay intensivist, a patient unhinged by a suspected diagnosis, an internist risking her life to prove herself, and an aged doctor with a secret to reveal before he dies.
Bryant's novel May We Waken One by One, examining the recruitment of a Senegalese immigrant living in Portland, Maine, into jihad, was a finalist in the novel competitions of the Whidbey MFA Alumni Association and the Fort Bend Writers’ Guild. In the 2015 Maine Literary Awards competition, his story “Out County Road” was selected as a finalist in the Short Fiction category.