Saturday, March 26, 2016
PLEASE HOLD, with the foreword by Hulu CEO, Mike Hopkins, is a New Adult Novel by 27 time award-winning author Tricia Stewart Shiu. The novel offers a fresh and illuminating look at a corporate gray area—the world of high-level Gatekeepers. PLEASE HOLD recently won in the Best Unpublished Manuscript Category at the Southern California Book Festival and Best 1st Chapter at the Novel Festival.
"When Tricia told me she was writing a novel about the inner workings of the high-level executive assistant world, I was intrigued and had to read it. I wondered how she could possibly write something that would be translatable to anyone other than entertainment industry insiders. After all, she's worked as an executive assistant for some of the most powerful people in the business world—Rupert Murdoch and Chase Carey, to name two—and experienced an environment most people never get to see," says Hulu CEO, Mike Hopkins says in the book's Foreword.
"I loved PLEASE HOLD and can only hope that Tricia took a lot of creative license, but somehow I am sure that she's captured the real world pressures and reactions of people caught in tough and tricky situations. PLEASE HOLD offers an interesting take on a world most people only view from the outside and it's quite funny, too," says Hopkins.
Underdog Hollywood Executive Assistant battles big budget boss and receives miraculous aid from an unlikely source—a shrine to Mary Tyler Moore.
PLEASE HOLD offers an insider's look at the world of high-level studio executive assistants and one woman's struggle to make sense of it all. Has she come a long way, baby? Only Mary knows.
Not only does PLEASE HOLD offer a rare glimpse into the world of top tier gatekeepers, it also serves as a reminder that spirituality comes in many forms and no one should judge another before knowing the full story.
View Video Reading of Chapter 1 of PLEASE HOLD https://youtu.be/HwQmT4TelM4
"Everyone's journey to her own truth is layered and we all choose our path based on the highest form of guidance available. As we grow, so does our guidance. In this quirky slice of life story, Tricia Stewart Shiu, draws from her extensive experience as a veteran, high-level executive assistant at one of the top six entertainment studios in Los Angeles." Says Ms. Stewart Shiu.
"I was happy to write this foreword because, in a world where people often equate power and success with greed and negativity, Tricia and her writing shine through. PLEASE HOLD is fresh, original and funny and a testament to Tricia's many years of work and her commitment to truth seeking through objectivity. Nothing could be more entertaining than that." Hopkins says from the Foreword.
PLEASE HOLD: (ISBN: 978-0996881609, 2016, Human Being Publishing, 150 Pages, Available on Amazon in Paperback, $12.95 and for $6.99 on Kindle 978-0-9840020-9-2 or on the author's Website: http://tstewartshiu.com/books Visit: Facebook.com/PleaseHoldNovel @PleaseHoldSeries http://pleaseholdnovel.blogspot.com
Media Contact: For a review copy of PLEASE HOLD, or to schedule an interview with Tricia Stewart Shiu, please contact Scott Lorenz, President of Westwind Communications Book Marketing, 734-667-2090 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.book-marketing-expert.com
Rave Reviews for
In this quirky slice of life story, Tricia Stewart Shiu, draws from her extensive experience as a veteran, high-level executive assistant at one of the top six entertainment studios in Los Angeles.
"I loved PLEASE HOLD and can only hope that Tricia took a lot of creative license, but somehow I am sure that she's captured the real world pressures and reactions of people caught in tough and tricky situations. PLEASE HOLD offers an interesting take on a world most people only view from the outside and it's quite funny, too."
Hulu CEO, Mike Hopkins
"...yet another step up the literary ladder for Tricia. She is a delight to read and very quickly becomes addictive."
Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Amazon Top 100 Reviewer, Vine Voice
"In Please Hold, Tricia Stewart Shiu has created a female heroine whose journey is relatable to anybody who has ever struggled with the question of whom she is and whom she wants to become."
"Please Hold" is Tricia Stewart Shiu's most gratifying and relatable novel to date."
John Kelly, Cincinnati City Beat
"Tricia Stewart Shiu with each new book just gets better."
Denis Vukosav, Top 100 Amazon Reviewer
"This is the very first book I have read from Author Tricia Stewart Shiu and
it won't be my last!"
"Tricia Stewart Shiu proved she was a good writer with her MOA book series. Please Hold shows that she has strength writing in more than one genre."
PLEASE HOLD won Best Unpublished Manuscript at the Southern California Book Festival and Best 1st Chapter at the Novel Festival.