November 2014


Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, proprietor

“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone elses’ success.” James Cameron

Some say one of the hardest things to do is to write a book. Perhaps I can assist you in writing yours? Call Pear Tree today: 908-276-1514.

Check out my blog ( for updates and happenings. Or find me on Face Book, Twitter and Linked-In.


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) at:

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:

Last month was an exciting one for book events. First I did a reading/signing at New Providence Memorial Library. Then the next day, it was a dream come true, signing copies of “Guest List” at Randy Now’s “Man Cave” along with original Plasmatics drummer, Stu Deutsch! I met so many cool people and had the time of my life!

SAM_6195Stu Deutsch, Maryanne and Randy Now

On Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. I’ll be presenting a book workshop at Township of Washington Public Library. Please call Laura to register: 201-664-4586.


“Italian American Food, Family and Community”

Last month it was awesome going back to Sommerset County Library System in Bridgewater to present “Italian American Food Family and Community.”

“Newsies: How the Newspaper Industry Began”

Last month I also had a great time presenting “Newsies” at Florham Park Public Library.

“History of Thanksgiving”

I’ll be presenting this lecture at Runnels in Bridgewater and at the Mountainside Library on Monday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Please call the library to register.

“Trends of the 1970s”

I’ll be presenting this lecture for the first time at Ridgewood Library on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Please call Toni at the library to register at 201-670-5600 x. 123.

“History of Motown Music”

I’ll be presenting this lecture for the first time at Elmwood Park Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. Please call Jennifer at the library to register.

All Lectures

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



 “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” (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”

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

“Italian Food, Family and Community”

“Law of Attraction: Focusing on Positive Thoughts”

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” (includes coffee)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)


“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”

“Thanksgiving Fun Facts”

“Holidays around the World”

“Santa Claus”


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

“Remembering Our Pets”

“Senior Prom”

For Children!

“Make Art with Recyclables!” (w/Bridget Briant) – For ages 6 to 10. Limited to 20 people.

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 Please put “Button” as the subject head.


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

Well, to find out, you can go to “The Vault” and check out my first newsletter which explains in full how I started my business.

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 also manage entertainers! Being a creative person who loves all areas of the arts, that is not so far-fetched. I give each client the individual attention they deserve by using time blocks. To see how satisfied Pear Tree clients are, please read the testimonial section.

In addition to all of the above I’ve also dabbled in personal assistance and modeling and always welcome more work.

I hope this answers your questions and I look forward to doing business with you!

Copyright (c) 2014 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.


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