PLEASE HOLD: FOREWORD BY HULU CEO, MIKE HOPKINS - Underdog Hollywood Executive Assistant battles big budget boss and receives miraculous aid from an unlikely source—a shrine to Mary Tyler Moore.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
PLEASE HOLD Winner of November 2015 1st Chapter Novel Festival
PLEASE HOLD named Writing Festival’s November 2015 1st Chapter Novel Winner.
Steno pad. Check. #2 pencil. Check. Shrine to Mary Tyler Moore. Wait. What?
Sarah Marks, a top tier movie studio executive assistant, has a secret past, which is unearthed by a workplace bully, so she asks “What Would Mary Do?”
PLEASE HOLD, Winner of Best Unpublished Manuscript at the Southern California Book Festival, offers an insider’s look at the world of high-level studio executive assistants and one woman’s struggle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.
In this quirky slice of life story, award-winning author, 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.
Long book description:
Mary Tyler Moore inspired countless women (and shaped a generation) with her media presence and this is the basis for a unique book.
PLEASE HOLD, Winner of Best Unpublished Manuscript at the Southern California Book Festival, is the story of an ordinary, single woman, making it on her own in LA as an executive assistant in the entertainment industry, who just happens to have a shrine to Mary Tyler Moore.
The story is a ‘slice of life’ look into how far women have really come, how one woman handles the trials faced in the turbulence of show business and how she chooses to divine guidance.
Award-winning author, 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.
Read more about PLEASE HOLD and an learn more about Tricia Stewart Shiu on the WildSound Writing and Film Festival Blog: