Monday, July 18, 2016

Upcoming Events

I have two great bookstore events coming up in the month of August!

 Saturday August 6 at 5:30pm I will be signing my newest book - Disappearing Nine Patch - at Sunriver Books and Music in Sunriver, Oregon. This will be at the conclusion of the Meadow Mountain Quilters show at the Village. This is always a fun event with door prizes, tasty treats and lots of book talk.

Saturday August from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm I will be joining 34 fellow authors at the Northwest Author Fair at Bob's Beach Books in Lincoln City, Oregon. This is a great event with writers from many genre.

 Hope to see you at one or both of these fun events!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sunriver Books Signing Event!

Come see Arlene Sachitano and her four-legged pal Navarre this Saturday, August 1st from 5:30pm to 7pm.

PO Box 1990
Sunriver Village Building 25C
Sunriver, OR 97707

FAX 541-593-2526

Monday, June 8, 2015

June 11 Mini Yarn Crawl

Join myself and Cordelia's Knitters on our own mini yarn crawl Thursday June 11. We have a charter bus leaving Latimer Quilt and Textile at 9am. Every one is welcome. Cost is $ Latimer to sign up (503) 842-8622
Happy Knits and Knitting Bee are offering 15% discount on our purchases, and Free pattern
Twisted is offering 20% discount for our purchases with a Free Twisted Baggu Bag with purchases over $10 & a coupon for future purchase
Bring a lunch or join us at Sweet Tomatoes...

Check out this delicious meal from Sweet Tomatoes Buffet ...

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 2015

My newest book, Crazy as a Quilt is now available for purchase in both printed and ebook format. You can order from Amazon or or any bookstore can order it for you. 
As some of you know, I make the quilt that surrounds the edge of my book covers. The crazy quilt was my hardest challenge yet! More on that later.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Zumaya Publications Treasure Hunt

Welcome to the 2012 Zumaya Trivia Scavenger Hunt. We had so much fun last year with a smaller version in conjunction with a chat we decided to expand it, gather some terrific prizes and give lots of people a chance to win them by running the event through the month of September.
         A number of our authors have donated those prizes, and they are all related somehow to their books. How they’re related, we aren’t going to tell, beyond maybe a hint or two. We don’t want to give away all our secrets.
         The way the contest works is that a group of Zumaya authors are hosting a collection of links on their blogs. There will be a question about themselves or their books, and a link to where you can find the answer. Visit all the blogs, collect the answers to all the questions, then go here [], and complete the contest form.
         Now, a contest wouldn’t be any fun if it was too easy, so we’ve added some book and author-related trivia questions just to challenge you. Take your time—the Zumaya Trivia Scavenger Hunt will run through the entire month of September. You can see photos of some of the great prizes we’re giving away at and Who knows—there might even be a few books and ebooks tossed into the mix before we’re done. We’ll definitely be giving away at least one ereader, but we’re waiting for all the new models to come out before we pick those.
         There will also be daily and weekly trivia contests, so keep an eye on Twitter and the Zumaya page on Facebook, or visit our company blog Zumaya Tales at  If you haven’t liked the Zumaya page on Facebook, now would be a good time. We’ll also have a chat at Coffee Time Romance and more on 4 September to launch, and a couple of hangouts on Google+ over the next four weeks.
         There is, of course, no purchase required, and your private information will remain between you and Zumaya. Unless we’re authorized to do otherwise, it will all be deleted when the contest ends. While we’d love it if you sampled our wares, our goal with this contest is to get to know as many people as we can, and to let them get to know us. So, welcome and have fun!

There are prizes to be won, and the way to win them is easy. At the bottom of this post is a list of Zumaya authors. On each of their websites you’ll find the answer to a question. Collect lthe answers to those questions, then go to and fill in the answers. There are some regular, book-related trivia questions, too—we wouldn’t want it to be too easy.

There will also be daily and weekly trivia contests, so keep an eye on Twitter and the Zumaya page on Facebook, or visit our company blog Zumaya Tales at

My question is: What activity do all the women in my books participate in? The answer will be obvious if you take a look at all my book covers on the right hand side of this blog.

The links to my fellow Zumaya authors websites and blogs are in the post before this one.
Have fun and good luck!

Monday, June 25, 2012

At Long Last Blog

It turns out I'm not a very prolific blogger! Yet. . . It has been a busy year. My newest Harriet Truman/Loose Threads mystery came out in February and I jumped right into promoting it starting in January (I know! I did several shows before it was actually delivered).
In addition to the usual shows in Oregon and Washington, I went to the Arizona Quilt Guild Show in Mesa. Words can't describe how nice it was to be in eighty degree Arizona instead of forty-degrees-and-raining Oregon in early March.
The show was lovely and my books were well received. I was in the Craftsman's Touch book booth with Jack and Linne Lindquist which was very fun. 

In April I went to Paducah, Kentucky for the American Quilter Society show. It was as wonderful as I'd always imagined. I met a lot of friendly quilters and once again had fun with Jack and Linne. My own husband, Jack was able to come with me and he enjoyed driving to the Corvette Museum a few hours drive away. 

The show season has slowed, so now I'm fast at work on Book Six of Harriet's adventures.
My publisher (Zumaya Publications) is busy working on a web page scavenger hunt - I'll have more information on that soon. I can tell you that I'm busy making kitchen quilts (pot holders) that will be part of the prize package. Stay tuned . . . .