Tessa Michelle’s new book- The Golden Trail: A Novel

Book released August 2020.
The Golden Trail: A Novel, historical fiction, youth.
Book released for Mother's Day 2020.
ebook only. A history book, women’s history, for ages 16. +
Book released January 2020.
Hidden End of the Line is published by Westbow Press, YA dystopian fiction.https://www.westbowpress.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/800276-hidden-end-of-the-line
Two-day event in Sandy Utah

Friday, Feb. 28, 5 pm – 9 pm and Saturday, Feb. 29th, 2020, 1pm – 5pm.

Book Signing in Sandy, Utah at Eborn Books in The Shops at South Town with Landmark Artist

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.

Abigail Adams (1780)

Anniversaries in American History 2020

  • First woman, USA citizen to vote in Utah on February 14.
  • March is Women’s History Month
  • The 19th Amendment ratified on August 18.


May 10, 2019 was the 150th      Anniversary of the Golden Spike!

The marriage of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific created a speedy way across the continent.

Distant History

Breens of San Juan Bautista

Patrick Breen Sr.

One of the most unbelievable survival stories is of the Breens, the lesser-known family with the Donner-Reed Party.


Learn About Our Country’s Past

Stagecoach at Stagecoach Inn in Fairfield with Historic Camp Floyd, Utah
Old Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, Ca.
Lincoln’s burial place in the Springfield, Illinois cemetery.

We will explore topics, such as: The Louisiana Purchase, California and The California Trail, The Breens, California, The Gold Rush, The Stagecoach, The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad, and The Sesquicentennial of the Golden Spike, for a start.