LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2016 — PLEASE HOLD was awarded Honorable Mentions at the Paris Book Festival, San Francisco and Beach Book Festivals. Before going to print, the novel was also bestowed Best Unpublished Manuscript at the Southern California Book Festival and Best 1st Chapter at the Novel Festival.

The new adult novel bestseller, PLEASE HOLD, is a fictional work by 31 time award-winning author, Tricia Stewart Shiu, which offers a fresh and informative look at the world of high-level Gatekeepers. The novel reveals what occurs behind closed doors in the realm of high-level studio executive assistants and one woman’s fight to make sense of it all. Sarah Marks is an underdog Hollywood executive assistant who battles a big budget boss and receives miraculous aid from an unlikely source — a shrine to Mary Tyler Moore. In this quirky, slice-of-life story, Sarah asks, "What Would Mary Do?"

Ms. Shiu’s book also reminds readers that spirituality comes in different shapes and sizes and no one should judge another before knowing the complete story. Tricia Stewart Shiu shares, “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.”

“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.” ~ Mike Hopkins, CEO of Hulu

Tricia Stewart Shiu is an award-winning recording artist, author, screenwriter and playwright with 26 literary awards for her YA SciFi Mystical Adventure MOA SERIES as well as PLEASE HOLD and over 1.5 million streams and downloads for her meditations and visualizations. She is also an inspirational speaker, spiritualist and metaphysical intuitive.

While pursuing her spiritual, metaphysical and creative endeavors, she worked as a high-level Executive Assistant to CEO of NewsCorp Rupert Murdoch for eight years and subsequently for Chase Carey (COO, Deputy Chairman of NewsCorp/21st Century Fox) for eight years, as well. Tricia Stewart Shiu is available for interviews.

PLEASE HOLD is available on Amazon.com
Book preview:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BFISONA

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