Author Alicia Diane Durand will visit Happiness Is...Quilting! on Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11 to debut her newest book, "Quilts, Tacos & Tattoos." 

She will be featured in the Happiness Is...Quilting! booth at the Plano Quilt Show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day and again at the shop from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

 "Quilts, Tacos & Tattoos" is a fun book about a series of crimes that plague a little quilt shop, named Marmie & Me, after a mysterious man in red boots demands the return of his unrepaired sewing machine.

Cricket, a senior in high school, Candy, her mother, and Bea, her grandmother, are on a mission to understand why their shop is at the center of the small-town crime spree.

Over the summer, the ladies of little quilt shop partner with the other merchants in the strip mall, the owners of the Local Taco restaurant and the hooligans of the Indigo Ink tattoo parlor, to stitch together this patchwork mystery.

Cricket is a third-generation quilter, and while she tries her best not to repeat her mother's life, she finds herself in the center of the quilting community. As her grandmother says, “You can’t change fate. Quilting is in our blood and our blue jeans.”

Durand is also the author of "Little Birds," a book containing 26 one-of-a-kind projects, from artistic to folksy to whimsical.

Happiness Is...Quilting! is located at 217 N. Kentucky St. in McKinney. Visit for more information.