Make It Happen Tour

Welcome to the
Make It Happen
Blog Tour!

I'm so excited to be hosting my first non-fiction blog tour for Kylee Shields, author of Make It Happen: A Guide to Happiness for LDS Singles. During the tour we will have some fantastic blogs featuring interviews and guest posts from the author, reviews, excerpts from the book, and some fabulous giveaways! Join us to learn more about the book, the author, and have a chance to win some great prizes!

About the Book

Title: Make It Happen: A Guide to Happiness for LDS Singles
Author: Kylee Shields
Release Date: October 2012
Publisher: Walnut Springs Press (Facebook | Twitter)
Genre: LDS Self-Help
Do you know what it means to be a kigatsuku person? Are you currently in a “hurricane” relationship or a “bridge” relationship? Do you know what it takes to be “righteous in the dark”? Have you struggled to find your place in the world as an LDS single? Do you feel like a misfit or a menace—like a circle trying to fit into a square?

If so, you’re not alone. It used to be an anomaly to be twenty-one and single in the LDS culture, but now there are entire stakes filled with single adults. In this book, author Kylee Shields explains how you can make the most of your single life, even if your current situation isn’t what you expected.

Make It Happen is a collection of principles, blog entries, stories, and conversations had on couches, floors, kitchen tables, and at many single-adult gatherings. It is filled with practical ways to make changes in your life, find hope, increase faith, strengthen relationships, and build the kingdom.
Blog Tour Schedule

January 8: The Book Bug - Kickoff & Giveaway
January 8: Make It Happen - Kickoff & Giveaway
January 9: I Love to Read and Review Books :) - Review & Giveaway
January 10: Ryan Hunter - Author Guest Post & Giveaway
January 11: Marcus Lane - Review & Giveaway
January 12: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer - Author Interview & Giveaway
January 14: The Book Bug - Excerpt & Giveaway
January 17: A. L. Sowards - Author Interview & Giveaway
January 18: Anna Jones Buttimore - Review & Giveaway
January 19: Why Not? Because I Said So! - Review & Author Guest Post
January 19: LDS Women's Book Review - Review & Author Guest Post
January 20: The Book Bug - Author Interview & Giveaway
January 21: Geo Librarian - Review, Author Interview, & Giveaway
January 21: LDS & Lovin' It - Review, Author Interview, & Giveaway
January 22: Jinky Is Reading - Review & Giveaway
January 23: Literary Time Out - Author Guest Post & Giveaway
January 24: Make It Happen - Book Spotlight & Giveaway
January 25: Segullah - Review & Giveaway
January 29: The Book Bug - Review & Giveaway

About the Author

“My name is Kylee and I am passionate about life. I am the oldest of 8 children and have the most amazing parents ever. I have one adorable niece and one adorable & squishy nephew. I grew up in Oregon, moved my senior year of high school to Utah, then moved to San Diego, Boston, and currently live in Arizona.

I went to BYU and got my BA in English (creative writing/Editing) and a minor in Linguistics. I love words and writing! There is something very powerful in putting words together and expressing human emotions. I love poetry, reading great novels, blogging, etc. I have an old typewriter I adore and like to type out letters now and again and seal them with wax. I am an author and avid reader. I love learning new words and can trace that back to my mom who has the most amazing vocabulary.

I also attended ASU and got my Masters in Social Work (emphasis in child & family therapy). I have always been drawn to the "punk kids" and absolutely love my job. I work as a Shadow (family therapist) at The Anasazi Foundation. I get to do therapy with amazing adolescents out in the deserts of Arizona. My office is on the trail and I get to throw rocks, hear hearts, and get to know some incredible kids from all over. Not bad for a day job!

When I am not with my family, hanging out with my friends, or working I absolutely love to travel. I have been to Egypt, Ghana, Italy, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, and almost all 50 of the states. I love music--singing, writing songs, playing the piano, and listening to other musicians. I co founded a Musical Fireside group that is in the process of becoming a non-profit. I have loved watching INSPIRE: music. service.hope grow and touch the hearts of those who hear us sing.

I am a huge Avengers fan (Captain America), I like straws, bridges, swinging on swings, and trains.

I love God and try to recognize His presence in my life. For Him I am indebted for my many blessings and tender mercies. All that I have and am is because of Him.”

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