Pear Tree – July 2021

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, over 50 modeling (Photo by David Esposito).

“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.” — Joan Rivers

Hey Gang! Three months ago I spoke about semi-retiring. Pear Tree is going strong on a part-time basis with some incredible things on the horizon. Just because I’m semi-retired, it doesn’t mean I’m turning my back on doors that are opening. Life is great that way! You never know what to expect.

Now that the pandemic is nearing an end, I am no longer doing ZOOM classes. Honestly, I am all ZOOMed out! I’m looking forward to, cautiously, doing public speaking and events again — LIVE!


I am no longer ghost writing, but I am available to edit copy that’s already written.

Shoot me an email at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

I’m also available for blogging, editing, essays, and Facebook updates. And public speaking, as well as working events tables at trade shows such as Chiller and Comic Con.

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).


Currently, I’m writing Facebook updates for Express Automotive (https://www.facebook.com/expressautometuchen). Stop by and give a “like” or a “love.” There’s great car tips, and even car-inspired songs to get you moving! We also said “good-bye” to shop cat, Ethyl. Feel free to leave your condolences. ❤


If you need further inspiration, check out my You Tube channel. There are dozens of videos to make you smile: Be YOUnique, the anti-bullying You Tube channel


“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta  Be ExtraOrdinary

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

“Love Cats” second edition by Krystianna Mercury is now available: Love Cats


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. (Note, I’m also available to help at trade shows such as Chiller and Comic Con).


Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Note that lectures/talks/workshops can be custom-tailored to the event.


“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Inspiration/Motivational Speaking 

“Say No to Bullying!”

“What is Love?”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

“Be YOUnique: Don’t Let Bullies Define You”


Health Conscious Foodies 

(Note: Limited to 20 people in person; unlimited in ZOOM)

“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! (And we have raffles!)

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.


Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

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