Reporter on the job!
“If you want to be loved, be lovable.” — Ovid
There are many aspects to being lovable, but a major one is “being there.” Sometimes you don’t have to do anything but show up. Whether in business, family, or friendships, when people know they can count on you, it makes you lovable.
In business you may exchange the word “lovable” for “dependable” but it’s extra special to have a personality behind what you do. When you say “yes” because you mean it, and because you believe in what you are doing, that creates a beautiful energy and positive flow between yourself and your client, thus creating more work and success!
Happy Summer to all!
The great news for this month is that my book “The Gypsy Smiled” which was out of print since February 2022, will have a SECOND PRINTING, October 2023. Higher Ground, who published my memoir “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” picked up my title. And there a very special surprise guest model will be on the cover!
I am over the moon about this. And it all happens during my favorite month too.
Also note that my book “Love Cats” under the pen name of Krystianna Mercury is now out of print. But I will be selling a few copies on Saturday, June 3 at the “Authors on the Lawn” event. (See details below in the “Events” section).
And in my journalism career, I was thrilled to write about two Trenton icons, fashion designer, Qaysean Williams, and author Christopher Zara. Both men were awesome, and are great inspirations. You can read the articles in the links below in the journalism section.
WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?
- BOOK EDITING (Completed manuscripts only)
- SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- OVER 50 MODELING
- EVENT HELP
- CAT SITTING via Meowtel (https://meowtel.com/sitter/416445e522/purrfect-paws-cat-sitting)
- ACTING (Supporting roles or extra work, non-Union) – Link to Actors Access: https://resumes.actorsaccess.com/2097959-5860927
- ACTING (non-union)
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact me (email@example.com) if your library, JCC, rotary club, or senior group would love to have a presentation. Topics are listed below. Or we can discuss creating a topic for additional cost.
I’m also available to help at trade shows such as Chiller and Comic Con.
For all events, payment is due day of. Waiver or contract must be signed in advance.
Friday, June 2, 2023, 10 a.m., “Lockdown in the 1970s…What if?” @Teaneck Library, Teaneck, NJ. FREE, but call the library to register.
Saturday, June 3, 2023, 9 a.m. to noon. “Authors on the Lawn” on the lawn next to Harmony Brookside Gift Shop, and alongside The Coffee Spot, 2 East Main Street, Brookside, (Mendham Township), N.J. Located right next door to Brookside Post Office in Mendham Township. It’s FREE! I’ll be selling my latest book, “So, You Think You Know the Jersey Shore?” and my other books, including out of print editions of “Love Cats.” (Rain Date Sunday, June 4).
Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 5:30 p.m., “So You Think You Know the Jersey Shore?” book reading, Q&A, and signing @Caldwell Library, Caldwell, NJ. FREE, but call the library to register.
Tuesday, August 1, 2023, 2 p.m. “Lockdown in the 1970s…What if?” @ Renaissance at Raritan Valley, 1 Renaissance, Sommerset NJ.
List of Topics for Speaking Engagements
“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”
“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” (land lines, typewriters, etc.)
“Lockdown in the 1970s…what if?” (NEW!!)
“Meet Your Soul Mate: It’s Easier Than You Think”
What makes my lectures unique is that I get the audience to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time! (And we have giveaways!)
Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.
Here are just a few articles I wrote this past month for Trenton Journal
Trenton Fashion Designer Turns Disability into Super Ability: https://trentonjournal.com/trenton-fashion-designer-turns-disability-into-super-ability/
Trenton’s Finest: https://trentonjournal.com/trentons-finest/
“So You Think You Know The Jersey Shore?” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta – COMING SOON!
“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta Be ExtraOrdinary
“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta I Don’t Want to Be Like You
If you need further inspiration, check out my You Tube channel. There are dozens of videos to make you smile: Be YOUnique, the anti-bullying You Tube channel
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