Pear Tree – March 2020

DSCF4706Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, gearing up for “What is Love” motivational talk at The Neighborhood House Association

“It’s really fun to be on stage in front of people” — Billie Eilish

It was so awesome giving my motivational talk on “What is Love” at The Neighborhood House Association. Connecting with strangers is amazing because when you think about it, we all have so much in common. Everyone wants basically the same thing — if not to be in love, to feel a connection of some sort, be it romance, friends, or family.

Letting people know that the real deal begins with YOU! You have to want love to get it.

Stop turning your back on love; start loving yourself first.

Thanks so everyone who came out to my gig — it was such a high energy connecting with all of you!

If anyone wants to book my “What is Love?” talk, contact me at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com


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! Email maryannechristiano@gmail.com

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


CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS CAUTION — 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.

CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS CAUTION 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.

CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS CAUTION …Sunday, March 29, 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!

CANCELED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS CAUTION 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.

STILL HAPPENING…. 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!”

“What is Love?”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

“What is Love?”

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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