Pear Tree May 2019

IMG_20190406_172624_591 (1)Anti-Bullying Book Club, Little Free Library, Westfield New Jersey

“Bullying is cruel so don’t act like a fool. Meaness is a sign of weakness. ” — Unknown

Last month I was so excited to host an anti-bulling Book Club at the Little Free Library in Westfield, New Jersey. Thanks so much to librarian Sarah Liptack for her hospitality and awesome acai bowls!

It was an awesome bunch of girls who shared their deep thoughts and experiences with bullying. Kudos to these young women for knowing who they are at such a young age. They were definitely inspirational!

So many great things are coming up this month. I am so honored to have been chosen to present my workshop: “Be Your Own Hero” for the District 83 Annual Conference, “Transforming the World With Words” on Sunday, May 5! (See “Upcoming Presentations” for info).

A shout out to Mikhail Torich (https://www.torich.nyc/) who will be filming the event for me! I am thrilled to be working together.

Would you like to be a part of Pear Tree too? Read on…


Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree journey and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book? Become part of the Pear Tree journey! Call 908-276-1514 during business hours of noon to 6 p.m.; or email maryannechristiano@gmail.com anytime!

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing coach, writing, ghost writing/memoir writing, book editing, blogging, typing, public speaking/lectures, wedding officiant, and over 50 model) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

Rates are reasonable, and the first hour phone (or in-person) consultation is free to potential new clients. Every client who 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).


 Current Books

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta will be available October 2019. To pre-order, go here: https://kicamprojects.com/shop/be-extraordinary/

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta 

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261


Sunday, May 5, 2019, 8:30 a.m. “Be Your Own Hero!” workshop for the District 83 Annual Conference, “Transforming the World With Words.” — APA Woodbridge Hotel, 120 S. Wood Ave., Iselin, NJ. $175 for entire conference, which runs from May 3 through May 5.

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” — Glen Rock Library, Glen Rock, New Jersey. FREE!

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 7 p.m. “Healthy Pasta Alternatives” Cliffside Park Library, Cliffside Park, New Jersey. FREE, but must call to register! There will be sampling!

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2 p.m. “The Life and Music of David Bowie” (featuring Rob Fusari) — Scotch Plains Library, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. FREE. We are donating ALL of our proceeds from this event to animals! Half will go to CareBear Box (which benefits animals in shelters) and half will go to ROAR (which donates to various animal groups)! 

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11 a.m. Author Talk/Book Signing, Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey. “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” — My story of being a victim of bullying and a survivor! Autographed copies of the book will be available. “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is also available on Amazon. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

I also have some private events booked for seniors, antique clubs, women’s clubs, schools, and corporations. I can do a presentation for your private group too.

Contact me (maryannechristiano@gmail.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.


Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Please note: paid lectures are only available to corporations that pay “day of.” Pear Tree no longer presents programs to facilities that have a net 30, 60, 90-day policy.


“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Art and Inspiration/Motivational Speaking

“Say No to Bullying!”

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate” (with Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and Dana Cilento Murphy)

Health Conscious Foodies (Plant-based) 

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)

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 and availability.


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