October 2014


Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, proprietor

“When you’re following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves.”
– Shakti Gawain

It’s so true when you follow your dreams there is no difference between work and play. It’s all fun!

Perhaps I can inspire you too? Can I help you make your dreams come true this autumn? Maybe you want to write that book and need assistance? Maybe you’d like to hire a public speaker or entertainer to come to your home to entertain a disabled loved one? The possibilities are endless! Call Pear Tree today: 908-276-1514.


Feel free to contact me in regard to using any of my clients or to use my services (writing, copy editing, researching, typing, public speaking/lectures and business consulting – or anything else, just ask!) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

Rates are reasonable, and the first hour phone consultation is free to potential new clients. Every client that uses Pear Tree services will be featured in the newsletter (unless for whatever reason they don’t want to be in the newsletter, as privacy is respected).



“On the Guest List” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“On the Guest List” is available on Amazon! To get your copy, go here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162903908X

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“This is Halloween”

I’ll be presenting “This is Halloween” at Newton Homestead on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.


Here is the complete list of all the current available lectures.



“On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta (Free if I can sell books)

Paid Programs

 Motivational Speaking for Schools

“Be a Leader, Not a Bully”


“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

“Trends from the 1970s”

“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” (land lines, typewriters, etc.)

“History of Motown Music”

“Famous Entertainers from New Jersey”

“A Tribute to Comedian Andy Kaufman”

“Law of Attraction: Focusing on Positive Thoughts”

“Across the Border: Arts and Music of New Mexico”

Health Conscious Foodies

(Note: Those that include a dish are limited to 20 people)

“Raw Foods for Beginners” (includes raw pudding dessert)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Paleo for Beginners” (includes dish)

“Benefits of Bullet Proof Coffee”

bulletproof tea

Bulletproof Coffee


“History of Valentine’s Day”

“Black History Month”

“Luck of the Irish: Discovering Ireland’s History” (with singer)

“Origin of April Fool’s Day”

“History and Origin of Mother’s Day”

“This is Halloween”

“Explore the History of Thanksgiving”

“Holidays around the World”

“History of Santa Claus”


“Here’s to Your Health and the Benefits of Walking” (Seniors)

“Remembering Our Pets”

“Senior Prom”

What makes my lectures unique is that I get the audience to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time!

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing.

What makes my lectures unique is that I get the residents to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time!

If there’s an additional topic your residents may be interested in, I can do research free of charge.


Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please via email at MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.


 Often I’m asked, “What exactly is Pear Tree Enterprises?”

In short, Pear Tree Enterprises is a business I started back in August 2008. I registered the name in February 2009 to make what I do more than just “freelance” work. The work I do is mainly book editing, writing, copy editing and proofreading. But I am also a public speaker and author. My second book “Love Cats” will be published early 2015.

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