Pear Tree January 2020

Derick - ROAR

Welcome to the ROARING ’20s! 

“If you are not happy with something, you should change it. So I went to a lot of therapy, and finally, I am able to speak for myself. You are going to hear me roar.” — Katy Perry. 

With all I’ve accomplished creatively during 2019, I’m sad to see it go. Nevertheless, I am ready for the ROARING ’20s! God willing, it’s another decade to take my innovative ideas and bring them into fruition.

The decade ended on a high note when I gained Culture Sonar as a client. I’ll be writing music features for them beginning in January. One of my first interviews will be the incredible Brute Force!  It was exciting chatting with him on the phone for two hours. It’s super fun entering the next decade by going back to my roots as a music journalist.

Perhaps 2020 is speaking to you in a magical way? Maybe I can help write or edit your book? Or help with your blogging or Facebook entries. Let me know. Let’s rock this decade together!

Oh, and what’s up with that ferocious beast photo? That’s my late kitty, Derick. He was a real sweetheart of a cat and always had something to say. It’s three years since his passing, but of course he’s always in my heart. I’d like to dedicate the next 10 years to Derick, a time for all of us to ROAR!


Would you like to make your dreams come true too? Do you have a book inside you I can help you write? Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree High-Five Tribe and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book (or blog or Facebook page)? 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 in paperback, Kindle, and audio versions! To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261


Sunday, January 5, 2020, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. I’ll be working the door for The Clark Record Riot! It costs $3, but mention “Pear Tree” and I’ll get you in free! The show is located at The Polish Cultural Foundation, 177 Broadway, Clark, New Jersey. There will be 40 tables of records, tapes, and CDs. Plus, tasty Polish food! Great music will be playing all day!

Monday, January 6, 2020, 1 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” West Milford Recreation Center, 66 Cahill Cross Rd., West Milford, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, January 14, 2020, 1 p.m.) FREE.

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Kip Senior Center,  55 Kip Avenue, Rutherford, NJ.  FREE. (Rain/Snow date, Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1 p.m.)

Sunday, February 9, 2020 “What is Love?”Motivational Speaking at Leading by Mission Pop-Up Shop, 1 to 5 p.m. My performance will be at 2:30 p.m. The Neighborhood House Association, 644 W. 4th St., Plainfield, NJ. Fee $5.

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry.” Kinnelon Public Library, Kinnelon, NJ. FREE, but PLEASE call library to register!

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7 p.m. “Be Your Own Hero Workshop.” Denville Library, Denville, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7 p.m.) FREE.

Saturday, May 25, 2020, 11 a.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Cedar Grove Library, Cedar Grove, New Jersey. (Rain/Snow Date, Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11 a.m.) FREE.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 7 p.m. “Ain’t Life a Beach” play, written by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and starring Jesse Walker, presented at The Westlake Golf & Country Club, Jackson, New Jersey. Info on tickets TBA.

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.

General (For libraries, senior groups, JCCs, etc.) 

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Inspiration/Motivational Speaking (for schools/corporations/etc.) 

“Say No to Bullying!”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

Be YOUnique, anti-bullying channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLq6J9MSvcjd-haQ30ycLWA?view_as=subscriber

Health Conscious Foodies (for libraries or women’s groups) 

(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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