Wendy Rasmussen writes stories, novels, essays and poems in which characters rarely do anything and yet things proceed at breakneck speed. Instead of unraveling her material as everyone advises, she seeks to compress, until the whole thing is an intricate and explosive as a world. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Glimmer Train and Seventeen. She just completed her first novel, Bodies Full of Rivers and has embarked on her next. This one concerns regenerative medicine, biohacking and an amazing cellular repair device and is set in a future desert.  The desert is where this Seattle writer finds most inspiration and where she goes to kill the NW spores.