Eric Rasmussen has taught high school English in western Wisconsin for over a decade. At the beginning of his career, he decided to write a novel someday, because he hadn't yet learned that cliches are bad. He is currently seeking representation for his most recent manuscript, a story about wealth and the American dream, a midwestern Great Gatsby for the Trump age.

His other literary accomplishments include earning an MFA from Augsburg University in 2018, and founding the journal Barstow & Grand, a regional publication helping to redefine what "literary community" means in the 21st century. He also serves as a fiction reader for Split Lip Magazine. He likes milk (but not enough to drink it every day), and whenever he sees a shooting star, he panics and wishes for something he already has.