Pear Tree October 2021

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta (Photo by Jeff Danze)

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.” — Unknown

Letting go is beautiful. It’s about saying, “I have moved on to something that works better for me.”

When you work for yourself, you don’t have to bend over backwards to keep every client. Whatever the reason. A personality conflict. Using work tools that you’ve already mastered. Something is no longer an experience. It’s okay. You don’t have to burn bridges, but saying, “It’s time to move on” is not a bad thing. It means you are growing.


Shoot me an email at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

I’m available for ghost writing and memoir writing, editing, blogging, and proofreading. (NOTE: No agencies, I prefer to work with clients one-on-one.)

I’m also available for public speaking, as well as working events tables at trade shows such as Chiller and Comic Con. And my favorite, Over 50 Modeling!

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).


Publications I’m currently writing for: Dental Products Shopper, Trenton Journal, and Grey Journal.

I’m also toying with the idea of another book. I have a few in the works.


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


Wednesday, September 29, 2021, “Journaling Workshop” at West Orange Library, West Orange, NJ. Free, but call library to sign up.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 6:30 p.m., “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” – FREE ZOOM class, courtesy of the Sussex County Library System. Call the library to register: 973-948-3660 x3410. Ask for Tara.

Friday, November 19, 2021, 2 p.m., “Eat Well for the Holidays” — FREE ZOOM class, courtesy of Warren County Library. Call the library to register: 908-818-1430. Ask for Jennifer.

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)

“Becoming Vegan” (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 giveaways!)

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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