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Hilmo, Tess

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1968-

Biographical History

Tess Hilmo (1968- ) is a Mormon author in Utah.

Tess Hilmo was born in 1968 and she grew up in the suburbs of Southern California. She is now married and living in Utah with her husband and their three children.

Tess attended Brigham Young University where she studied Communications and married her college sweetheart. After college she got a job working for a local television station’s marketing department. During this job her husband got accepted to medical school in California.

In California, Tess worked for an insurance company and during this time she was put on bed-rest with her second child. While on bed-rest, she got tired of watching television and started reading and writing again. She even wrote a song called Lead Me On and her mother encouraged her to write a story that would go with that song. Her first novel is With a Name Like Love featuring her original song Lead Me On.

Citation

Hilmo, Tess (born 1968; grew up in Southern California suburbs; married and living in Utah; husband and three children; attended Brighan Young University; studied Communications; married college sweetheart; worked for local television station's marketing department; moved with husband to California after his acceptance to medical school; worked for an insurance company; put on bed rest with second child; tired of television and reading; began writing; wrote a song Lead Me On; story written to go with song; first novel With a Name Like Love, features song)

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Tess Hilmo papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8046
Scope and Contents Materials include publicity materials, published articles, correspondence letters, and notes on her novel. It also contains twelve drafts of Tess Hilmo's book, With a Name Like Love. Dated approximately 2003-2012.
Dates: approximately 2003-2012

Tess Hilmo correspondence, 2009-2012

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSS 8046 Series 3
Scope and Contents Materials include emails between Tess Hilmo and her editor, rejection e-mails between Tess Hilmo and several publishing houses, letters from children thanking her for coming to their school, and letters from her fans praising her new book. Dated 2009-2012.
Dates: 2009-2012

Tess Hilmo drafts for With a Name Like Love, 2008-2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8046 Series 5
Scope and Contents Materials include twelve drafts of Hilmo's book, With a Name Like Love. These drafts all contain comments and notes from various sources. Dated 2008-2011.
Dates: 2008-2011

Tess Hilmo notes for With a Name Like Love, approximately 2009

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 8046 Series 4
Scope and Contents Materials include handwritten notes on character and plot charts for With a Name Like Love. Dated approximately 2009.
Dates: approximately 2009

Tess Hilmo publicity materials, 2011

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8046 Series 1
Scope and Contents Materials include bookmarks and reviews on Tess Hilmo's novel With a Name Like Love. Dated 2011.
Dates: 2011

Tess Hilmo published articles, 2003-2006

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 8046 Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include two copies of the magazine The Friend that have articles written by Tess Hilmo. Dated 2003-2006.
Dates: 2003-2006