About Thom Wilder

Hi, I'm Thom Wilder. Welcome to my Web page. I was born in small-town Indiana and moved to the Chicago area following my graduation from Indiana University with a Major in journalism and a Minor in Latin American Studies. I worked his way up the Chicago journalism ladder, starting at a weekly newspaper and eventually writing for various Chicago daily publications. From 1995 to 2010, I worked for Washington, D.C.-based international news organization BNA as a Chicago-based writer and analyst. While my journalism focused mostly on the health care industry and government regulations regarding health care, I also wrote on many other various segments of industry and government, including but not limited to the environment, taxes, antitrust and labor. While at BNA, I received a Masters of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago. Currently, I am currently writing a book titled "Road to Paradise." In my free time, I enjoy crossword puzzles, reading, hiking Europe and playing golf, a game I love but which doesn't always love me back.
Nov 04

#OneMoreTrip Release Tour Coming to North Dakota, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana

Guess who’s coming to dinner, Fargo!!!omt dapper pig
… and Bismarck
… and Jamestown
… and Chicago
… and St. Louis
… and Evansville

Minneapolis showed us some serious love to wrap up October, so now the #OneMoreTripBookReleaseTour2017 is careening down the tracks, heading to #WheretheRedRiverflows Friday, Nov. 24, for a post-tryptophan party at The Aquarium, 226 Broadway North, in Fargo.

Come by for the #OneMoreTrip release party before the 9 p.m. show where copies of “One More Trip: Jon Wayne’s Journey from Addiction to Redemption” will be available and Jon Wayne and I will be available to share some stories and sign your copies. Later on, Jon will be jamming some Wayne Suchy funky folk with fellow North Dakotan Ben Suchy before Useful Jenkins rocks the house.

Jon WayneFrom his first trip to rehab along the banks of the Red River or skateboarding with the Island Park Clique, to his killer pad on 11th Street or delivering pizzas for Duane’s House of Pizza, to his culinary training across the river in Moorhead or his first professional gigs with Happens Often, the Fargo area plays an integral role in Jon Wayne’s journey.

Not in Fargo? Don’t despair, we’re bringing some #OneMoreTripBookRelease love to your neck of the woods soon too. Like …

 

Saturday, Nov. 25 – Amvets, Bismarck (with Ben Suchy and Chuck Suchy)

Sunday, Nov. 26 – Arts Center, Jamestown (Jon Wayne Homecoming!!!)Jon Wayne, Thom Wilder

Thursday, Dec. 14 – Reggie’s, Chicago (with JWP)

Friday, Dec. 15 – Old Rock House, St. Louis (with JWP)

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Lamasco, Evansville (with JWP)

Don’t see your city on the list? Hit us up and say, hey guys, take One More Trip!!!

#thomwilder #jonwayne #waynesuchy #usefuljenkins #jwp #chucksuchy #fargo #bismarck #mandan #jamestown #reggies #lamasco #guesswhoscomingtodinner? #chicago #stlouis #evv

Oct 11

One More Trip Travels to 28 States!!!

Readers in 28 states are learning about Jon Wayne’s journey from addiction to redemption. From Hawaii to New York, from Washington state to Florida, people are showing their love for #OneMoreTrip. Don’t be shy. Send us your pics of One More Trip. Have a favorite Jon Wayne story or experience? Share it. We’d love to hear it.

Order your own copy of One More Trip today right here.

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Sep 04

The Rise to Prominence

Interesting piece on The Ghosts of Wheaton in Suburban Life newspapers this week. Check it out here.

The Ghosts of Wheaton

The championship ring of the 1992 Wheaton Warrenville South Tigers.

Aug 31

The story of football done right

Nice review of The Ghosts of Wheaton in the September issue of Glancer Magazine. Check it out here.

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