Gwydhar Gebien ’04 has published the second book in her Enfant Terrible series. Enfant Terrible: Headliner continues the story of Damen Warner, the washed-up front man for the metalcore band OBNXS, who is determined to do whatever it takes to wrench his career out of obscurity. In an effort to claw his way back to stardom, he teams up with a well-connected but underhanded investor to produce a new album, and his life quickly spirals into a widening gyre of depravity and mayhem. But when he is unexpectedly cast in the role of a father figure to his girlfriend’s five-year-old daughter, he finds himself torn between fame and fatherhood as he continues his odyssey of self-destruction down the path of good intentions and bad behavior. The third and final book in the series, Enfant Terrible: Showstopper, will be released in June 2023.
Amy (Frymark) Flores ’04 and Leo Flores welcomed Caroline Jay Flores into the world on June 4, 2022. Congratulations to the couple!
Congratulations to Alicia (Johnston) Joos ’04, who recently competed on Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge with her incredible sugary creations!
Abby Reel ’04 recently added to her business, The Barn III Dinner Theatre and Event Center, by introducing a sustainable Christmas tree farm called The Barn Tree Farm. You can read more about it here. Congratulations, Abby!
Emily Meyer ’04 will perform violin and vocals for the production of Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol as told through puppetry and music at Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois. You can read more here.
Laura (Cavallari) O’Connor ’04 is a fiber artist whose current show will be on display at the Blue Moon Gallery in Grayslake, Illinois from October 22nd to December 18th. Laura’s current show features small, embroidered pieces with a political theme and embroidered, vintage photographs. The link to the upcoming gallery can be found here.
David Zohfeld ’04 and Vanessa Ramirez welcomed Emma Zohfeld to the world on September 2nd, 2022. Congratulations to them!
Byron W. Lubenkov ’04 recently married Sarah Gillaspey in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 20th, 2022. They currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Plenty of Titans were in attendance celebrating, including: Alexander J. Laurie ’03 (Best Man), Elizabeth (Fischer) Laurie ’04 , Erin Milligan ’04, Tyler Bennett ’04, Jake Osterberg, Justin Gorson ’07 (groomsman), Jon Charak ’05, Jessica (Hohl) Achstetter ’07, Tim Achstetter ’06, Sean Moran ’05 (groomsman), Jeni Jena ’05, Prakrit Jena ’05, and Ajeet Bajaj ’04.
In the past two years we’ve witnessed the Titan community come together in new ways to share stories, expertise, and friendship. However, we have long awaited the chance to welcome you back to campus for a true Illinois Wesleyan Homecoming! We look forward to sharing a meal, a drink, and a story with all of you in person, September 23-25, 2022.
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Lindsey Fitzharris’s new book The Facemaker debuted at #13 on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers list. You can read more about the book here. Congratulations, Lindsey!