PLEASE HOLD by award-winning author, Tricia Stewart Shiu, was the Winner at the 1st Chapter Festival November 2015!
PLEASE HOLD was the Writing Festival’s November 2015 Chapter 1 Novel Winner.
Watch PLEASE HOLD Chapter 1 Reading:
Novel read by writer Val Cole.
Get to know writer Tricia Stewart Shiu:
1. What is your novel about?
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PLEASE HOLD, Winner of Best Unpublished Manuscript at the Southern California Book Festival, offers an insider’s look at the world of high-level studio executive assistants and one woman’s struggle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…
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Okay, I know it’s risky to do most anything during a Mercury Retrograde. But, today, I’m following a guidance deep within. What will happen next, I’ve decided, is up to me.
I have always approached my spiritual/astrological/mystical studies with a healthy dose of skepticism.
So when I finished my website and was about to launch it, I paused. After all, it is—cue dramatic music—during Mercury Retrograde.
For those unfamiliar with this term, Mercury Retrograde is an astrological period in which the planet appears to stop and move backwards. It is an optical illusion, but most astrologers warn against signing anything or making any major purchases (cars, computers, etc.). I have certainly had my own Mercury Retrograde experiences in which computers have broken down, website forms have gone haywire or phones have frozen.
However, it’s not all bad. According to Molly Hall, “While delays and misunderstandings do seem to happen, I’ve noticed a magical trend—that people and ideas return, for integration, resolution and more.”
Ms. Hall’s words really resonate with me right now. So, I’ve decided to launch my website.
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