Pear Tree December 2021

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” — Mother Theresa

Giving is a beautiful part of life. And, of course, putting love into giving is a most wondrous thing. Giving and love go hand in hand. It’s especially cool to love what you do for a living. As I wrote last month, I’m no longer book editing or ghost writing. In fact, the writing portion of Pear Tree has been put to rest indefinitely. However, I am available for public speaking engagements, small acting roles in commercials and indie films, and over 50 modeling. I’m also available for lectures and event help.

Nevertheless, what Pear Tree once was, I will never regret. I’ve worked with some amazing people; and now in this new light, I look forward to what the future will bring!


NOTE: I am no longer taking on new clients for ghost writing/book editing/journalism/blogging.

But I am available for over-50 modeling, event help, public speaking, and small acting roles in commercials and indie/student films.


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; and payment is due day of – NO EXCEPTIONS!).


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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