Pear Tree June 2015


Have some hot fun in the summertime!

Be true to yourself! At Pear Tree we can help you achieve your creative goals!

“Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing”. – Tom Peters


Feel free to contact me in regard to using my services (writing, ghost writing, book editing, copy editing, researching, typing, public speaking/lectures) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

Rates are reasonable, and the first hour phone (or in-person) 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).

And check out my blog (http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/) for updates and happenings. Find me on Twitter and Linked-In. Or join my Face Book community page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/693694624081729/)



“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

“Love Cats” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“Love Cats” is now available on Amazon! For paperback, go here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1681020513 and for Kindle, go here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBGVJQS/

“Demons, Love and Hope” by Ana Kladivko with Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

Ana’s memoir is now with Next Century Publishing and will be published within the next few weeks! Exciting times ahead for Ana!

“200 Letters, 62 Years and a War” by Domenic and Antoinette Lombardi

Antoinette and Domenic’s memoir is nearing publication also. We are just putting the final touches on the book. Stay tuned!


I’ll be presenting a writers workshop on Wednesday, June 24, 6 to 8 p.m. in Paterson, New Jersey. For sign-up information and pricing, please contact me directly at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com


 “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember”

It was very exciting giving this presentation at Fellowship Senior Living, Basking Ridge, New Jersey and at Seabrook, Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

“History of Motown”

It was a thrill presenting this lecture at Bridgewater Library, Bridgewater, New Jersey. We had a special treat, Stephen Fuller (http://www.fullersounds.com/) performed!

SAM_7372Stephen Fuller gets library patrons groovin’ to the Motown Sound!

 “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

Last month was super cool presenting my favorite lecture at Arista Care in South Plainfield, New Jersey and Teaneck Public Library, Teaneck, New Jersey.

This month I’ll be presenting at Township of Springfield, 100 S. Springfield Ave., Springfield on Thursday, June 11 at 11:15 a.m.

“History of Mother’s Day”

It was wonderful presenting this lecture last month at Arista Care, South Plainfield, New Jersey and at Franklin Lakes Library, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

It’s never too early to book this program again for 2016!

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (Children)

Lorraine Brown and I will be presenting this program:

  • Tuesday, June 23, 4 p.m. at the Chatham Free Library, 214 Main St., Chatham, New Jersey.
  • Thursday, June 25, 3 p.m. at the Madison Library, 39 Keep St., Madison, New Jersey

“Learn and Listen Series: “Ella Fitzgerald”

“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” was presented at The Jewish Federation Plaza, West Orange, New Jersey last month.

Carol Erickson (http://www.carolericksonvocals.com/) and I will be presenting this series again on Tuesday, June 2, 5:30 p.m. at Village Apartments, South Orange, New Jersey.

 “Learn and Listen Series: “Elvis Presley”

SAM_7213Ruben Castillo entertaining seniors at Spring Hill

Elvis is in the building! Ruben Castillo (http://www.soundsofelvis.webs.com/) and I had a blast presenting “The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” at Spring Hills, Morristown, New Jersey.

This month’s agenda:

  • Friday, June 5, 6 p.m., Boonton Library, 621 Main St., Boonton, New Jersey
  • Saturday, June 6, 2 p.m., Arista Care, South Planfield, New Jersey.
  • Saturday, June 13, 2 p.m., Westminster Village, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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

It was awesome returning to Mount Arlington Senior Living, Mount Arlington to present this lecture again last month.

SAM_7193Always nice coming back to Mt. Arlington Senior Living

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)

“Love Cats” (Free if I can sell books)

Paid Programs


“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” (music optional)

“Italian Food, Family and Community”

“Learn and Listen Series”

“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” (with singer, Carol Erickson)

“The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” (with Ruben Castillo)

 Health Conscious Foodies

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

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

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Paleo for Beginners” (includes dish)

“Benefits of Butter, Fats and Bullet Proof Coffee” (includes coffee)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)


“History of Valentine’s Day”

“Black History Month”

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

“Origin of April Fool’s Day”

“History and Origin of Mother’s Day”

“This is Halloween”

“Thanksgiving Fun Facts”

“Holidays around the World”

“History of Santa Claus”


“Make Art out of Recyclables” (with artist Lorraine Brown)


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

“Remembering Our Pets”

“Senior Prom”

Over 40 Modeling

Why not? Please check out my page on Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/mystuff/manage_photos

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.


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