A Writer’s World

The World of Murder

In this series of true
crime mysteries, the reader
follows two murder cops as
they solve homicides in the
Big Apple...

Song of the Yukon

Adventure, love and heartbreak in the wilderness of Alaska. Living off the grid in the 1920's was a far cry from today's homestead.

Women Outside
the Walls

Three ordinary women, from contrasting backgrounds, have one thing in common. The men they love are in prison.

Wild Violets

It’s the roaring twenties in San Francisco, a decade famous for hot jazz and icy bathtub gin. A young woman is determined to conquer it all...

The LATEST in this exciting series. Another mass shooting at the most unlikely of places, a small neighborhood market run by an Indian family. Is it terrorism? Will there be more? Who would have a motive against this seemingly innocent family working in their store? O'Roarke, Garcia, and Phoebe Sneed's personal lives all move along at a brisk pace, in spite of the complicated and cold case they are investigating.


Monty, a struggling artist, obsesses over his beautiful neighbor, repeatedly painting her....until she turns up dead.


Strippers, found with their throats slashed and their dead eyes filled with glitter. The killer's rage is escalating while the murder cops are no closer to solving the case.


A famous Broadway director is found dead just days before the play's opening. The question is, how did he die?


It takes a tightrope artist of a writer to create chapters that successfully delve into a killer’s thoughts without disclosing his identity.


O’Roarke and Garcia have a cold case dumped on their desk. Despite their objections they ‘don’t do cold cases’ their Commander tells them that they do now since the new Mayor has asked for them.


Someone is knocking off the homeless of NYC. What could a bum have that anyone would want? Detectives O’Roarke and Garcia have serial murders and no clues.


Cops, O’Roarke and Garcia enter the unknown world of the Chinese Mafia, when one of its members dies and sparks a string of retaliation homicides. Also they investigate the random murder of a trucker...

Creative Writer's

Custom created Journal for the Creative Writer. 275+ lined blank pages include a famous quote to inspire the writer in you. Several sections of 'How To'.

Custom designed for creative women. Each blank page holds a famous quote from a female writer, director, actor, poet to inspire your writing. Several sections of "How To" will help you with your efforts.

Creative Writing for
I Wanna be a Writer

This beautiful and custom book, with some of the best quotes out there, will motivate you to dream big and write exciting stories. 'How To' sections will help you get started...

Real Men Work Out...

A Journal Just for MEN! Custom designed for the man who wants to write. 275+ lined, blank pages for your writing with famous quotes from other men who write for a living...

35 Tips on Creative Writing. A collection of writing tips that this author has learned over the years while honing her craft.

How To Write Creatively
Monologues 4 Women

Original, contemporary monologues written for the strong, female, character actor. Also, featuring monologues from the Classics; Shakespeare, Moliere, and Chekov.

A chapter on the Do’s and Don'ts…….time tested tips for the audition process.

Emma and the
Lost Unicorn

Emma accepts a challenge and if she wins she will break the curse placed on a famous Prince who has been turned into a unicorn and banished from his home...

The Exciting Exploits...

Patsy, the spider, has taken Emma hostage while Lord Kodak tries to sell off the Fabled Forest to the highest bidder...

Stanley, a young dragon has run away from home. Lost, he lands in the forest and meets Cheets, Emma, Donald & City Slick, III....

Stanley, the
Stalwart Dragon
Bertie the Bookworm &
the Bully Boys

This fable is about literacy and bullies. Slam, the badger and his gang terrorize the gentle creatures of the forest...

Cheets is looking for an adventure! The elf had heard about 'town'. Emma and her mother went all the time but no one from the fabled forest had been there. Cheets was certain it was a magical place and he decided that he must head for troublesville. He stows away in the car one day and finds himself in busy, noisy streets all alone. He begins his adventure by befriending two cats who live in a house with two humans. Then because of his obsession with carrots, he is captured in a trap. Book #5

and Bullets

Butterflies and Bullets is a collection of free verse poetry and musings about life, loss, love, and grief. Some fall on the ears like the touch of a butterfly. Others slam into you like a bullet. The poet’s inspiration was taken from life’s experiences.

Moths and Machetes

A collection of free verse poetry, Haiku and musings about life, loss, love, and grief. Some fall on the ears like the touch of moth fluttering against the light. Others slice into you like a knife.

Haiku Poetry

A collection of original Haiku and Renku poetry distilled to a stark, beautiful bareness. ‘…the poetry is a dance of life that flies and falls through experience with a poet and observer’s astute, deft touch.’

A Collection of Ten Minute Plays

More than two dozen ten minutes plays for the classroom. (Sample following) No sets, no costumes, no props. Some are funny but many address teen issues. Open a dialogue with your students.

The Bullies

Bullying is a nationwide problem in our schools. This one act play tells how one young boy deals with it...

No Means NO!

Teen girls are being pressured from all sides to have sex. Their boyfriends and even their peers. This play explores decision making and how four girls took back their power!

Mean Girls

She's the new girl at the school. Instead of being welcomed, she is talked about, snickered at, and ostracized. Until the mean girls find out how cool she is...

The Trans-G Kid

Trapped in the wrong body, this brave young boy makes some changes...


A digital weapon used by our teens. Cyber bullying is out of control and can drive its victims to horrific acts...

The Last Text

Teenagers are multi-tasking. Texting while driving. This story brings home the fatal consequences...

You're Fat, You're Ugly & You Dress Weird

Bullying is precipitated by something as simple as how someone dresses, or if they have braces or glasses. And it can be relentless....

The Run-Away

Teens running away is epidemic in our country. Tens of thousands of kids are missing today, mostly runaways. It's dangerous and sometimes deadly...

Love Never Leaves

Domestic violence only happens between adults, right? Teen dating violence is a common event and the best kept secret.

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playwright, author, poetWELCOME!  to my world of writing and books.  Reaching 26+ million  viewers on social media, my website and Blog  are dedicated to writers, readers, creative writing, storytelling and the theatre arts. Sharing my ideas. Offering other writers help and encouragement. The craft  is a long process and in my experience has taken me a whole lifetime.  I am still learning every day.  What I do know is to be any good at writing, you must write!

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  It takes a tightrope artist of a writer to create chapters that successfully delve into a killer’s thoughts without revealing his identity in the process, but Sugarek achieves this with a dance of introspection …” Midwest Book Review for  Angel of Murder

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Newest in the true crime series. Book #8, Shadow of Murder.  This one was so much fun to write…it literally fell out onto the keyboard.  O’Roarke, Garcia, and Phoebe Sneed’s personal lives all move along at a brisk pace, in spite of the complicated and cold, then hot, then cold case they are investigating. 


Song.cover_rev16JulyAVAILABLE NOW!!      An epic tale of Alaska

‘………Song of the Yukon is a powerful saga, recommended for a range of readers. Thank you for the opportunity to look at your fine title! ‘~~ Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

~~Available at www.amazon.com and other fine book stores.



Available Now!  A series of journal/handbook for the Creative Writer  and a companion book, How To Write…CreativelyCW.Cover.Scan

Perfect for your fiction, poetry, and play writing with many tips on honing your craft as a writer.  Available  at Amazon.com

Review:  “….Trisha Sugarek gives you “permission” to scribble down ideas and not have to write the great American novel every time you put pen to paper. In the first couple of pages, she gets you going with examples and encouragement and she makes you realize that while writing is work, it’s not impossible work….” D.Johnson

Review:  “‘This is a beautiful and sturdy book with some of the best quotes out there to motivate you to dream bigger and write better.’  (Review/Amazon.com)


    Book #7 in the series, Video of MURDER  Now Available in e-books and paperback. At Amazon.com and all fine book stores.

A murder occurs every day in the Big Apple. It follows that homicide detectives carry a case load of three to seven cases, at all times. In this new thriller, Video of Murder, NYPD Homicide Detectives O’Roarke and Garcia investigate seven killings. They must enter the unknown world of the Tongs, the Chinese Mafia, when one of its members is beaten to death, sparking a string of retaliation-type homicides. At the same time they investigate the random murder of a cross country trucker only to be interrupted by a domestic disturbance case gone horribly wrong. A normal day in the life of a murder cop.



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                                 ~~‘As a writer, I marinate, speculate and hibernate.’ 
                                                                                        Trisha Sugarek ~~