Bryan Edenfield is an alive human mammal animal, as far as we know. He is left handed and considers himself a post-secular agnostic polytheist, whatever that means.

Born in Arizona in 1982, he was raised by a single mother and his grandparents in East Mesa. His imaginary friend was named Sammy Adoo. For a number of years he lived with his mother at Sierra Mobile Manor, a trailer park located next to Stevenson Elementary. Named after Robert Louis, the school’s mascot was the Mighty Stallion.

In 1990, the population of Mesa was roughly 288 thousand. In 2000, it was nearly 400 thousand. Edenfield left the Phoenix suburb and moved to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University, in 2001. Flagstaff, at the time, had a population of roughly 53 thousand.

At Northern Arizona University, Edenfield majored in history and philosophy. He wrote for the student newspaper, the Lumberjack, and helped found the philosophy department’s student-produced publication, the Zeteticon.

He graduated in 2006.

In December of that year, he moved to Seattle, Washington, where he lives to this day. The population of Seattle, in 2010, was about 610 thousand. Today, it is roughly 777 thousand.

In Seattle, Edenfield worked for a number of years at a used bookstore, and then for even more years at an art museum. He is currently unemployed, choosing to devote more time to writing things that no one pays him for. His first major publication arrived in 2021: Cake is a work of prose poetry, lyrical essay, and manifesto rantings published by Really Serious Literature (rlysrslit). It has been praised by his contemporaries, but has yet to capture the mainstream’s fancy.

He is currently working on ten different novels, simultaneously.

Despite his accomplishments, we hesitate to call Edenfield a go-getter, nor do we think he has a can-do attitude