Melissa Sugar
  • Female
  • Shreveport, LA
  • United States
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About Me:
I just had my 43rd birthday. 40 did not bother me the way it is supposed to, but 43, I did not even care to acknowledge the date?? I am a mom of many. I am a prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. I was the chief asst. D.A & retired after 15 years (same year as my divorce of 20 years) and opened a solo practice..
My ex and I married and divorced each other three times (we married very young), but this time we have both moved on. I have been remarried for nearly 2 years and he just remarried. My ex and my current husband are both criminal defense attorneys. After being a mom, then a lawyer I am an aspiring (wanna be) fiction writer. Actually I AM a writer; I WANT to become a published writer. My goal for 2010 is to complete my final draft of the legal thriller I have been writing and to begin submitting query letters -at least 2 per month. Another goal is to accept that rejection is a part of life. It is all part of my happiness-project found at The author of the book Gretchen Rubin is really on to something workable. You can read more about me at and soon on
I Am A:
Reader, Writer, Critic
Books And Authors I Like:
I will read just about anything. I love mystery, thriller, courtrrom drama, horror, you name it and once I start reading if it is full of suspense I cannot stop.. Some of my favorite authors:
1. Stephen King
2. John Irving
3. Cormac McCarthy.-Just finished "The Road" and am re-reading "THe Crossing"
4. John Irving
5. Dean Koontz
6. Joe Konrath
7. James Grppando
8. Scott Turrow
9. Carla Neggers
10. "Psycho" by Robert Bloch~Inspiration behind Hitchcock's classic thriller
11. SAllinger's Catcher in the Rye (re-read) 20th time-just seems appropriate now
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Movie, "In the heat of the night"
The Godfather
Beyond a Reasobable Doubt
Preesumed innocent
No Country For Old Men
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Shawhank Redemption
The Green Mile
No Mercy

T.V. Shows
1. The Sopranos
2. Dexter
3. True Blood
4. The Good Wife
4. The Practice
5. E.R.

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At 3:18pm on October 27, 2010, Anne Claybrook said…
We have a few things in common, not the least is that we are lawyers writing legal thrillers. However, you are in the enviable position of having yours completed, while I am still writing mine!
There are an amazing number of attorneys here on this site.
Have you done NaNo before? There are several of us attorneys who have signed up for that next month and who are supporting each other as we write.
I look forward to reading more from you.

Best Wishes,
At 11:27am on March 26, 2010, Elle Parker said…
I promised I'd let you know when Like Coffee and Doughnuts was out in print....FINALLY, it is! You can find buy links for B&N and Amazon at my blog, here:
Thanks again for asking about it, it's a thrill to know people enjoy it.
At 10:34pm on March 9, 2010, Dorien Grey said…
Thanks for adding me to your friend list, was nice of you. I'm embarrassed to say that I have been so incredibly busy of late this is the first time I've been to Crime Space in months. So very very much to do, so very little time to do it.

Anyway, I hope things are going very well for you, and that you are busily working on your next book.
At 5:52am on February 24, 2010, Miriam Parker said…
Thanks for the comment! Please message me your address and I will send you INNOCENT.
At 7:34pm on February 22, 2010, Richard Godwin said…
Thanks Melissa. How's your writing going?
At 8:37am on February 16, 2010, Elle Parker said…
Thanks so much! I'm thrilled you're enjoying the book. The print version should be available soon. It was supposed to be out on Feb 1st, but there has been some bottleneck. Hopefully any day now... I'll make sure to post as soon as it is.
At 12:18am on February 14, 2010, Richard Godwin said…
Thanks for the friendship Melissa, please connect on Twitter and welcome to this great site. How's your writing going? Thanks for the good luck message.
At 2:18pm on January 27, 2010, Melissa Sugar said…
Thank you for the kind comments. I get so busy with four kids @home 13 and under, work and writing. I tried to limit my time reading blogs etc. becasue I get carried aways and don't get anything else done. A friend kept asking me if I had looked here and when I finally did I was amazed. It was one of those light bulb goes on moments when you ask yourself, "Why didn't I do this sooner?" Oh, well you just asked me that, Ha. I am really excited. I spent hours reading last night(couldn't participate as my app was pending). Thanks again and I am eager to get to know more of the members and learn from such an elite group. On my way to check out your site & preview your novel.

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