Pear Tree February 2022

The Roaring ’20s

“I never want to be anything more than I am; what I don’t have, I don’t need.” — Louis Armstrong

Are we roaring yet?

This month I chose a strong quote from a famous roaring ’20s musician, Louis Armstrong. I really like what he says here because it’s so true in life. You really don’t need what you don’t have. Be appreciative for what you do. During the pandemic many businesses took a huge cut, during what should have been the start of our generation’s roaring 20s. But that down time taught us, that we what we didn’t have, we didn’t need. It was a great time to hunker down with loved ones and go deep inside. And that’s how we make our biggest roaring comeback — with a deep breath from within.


  • BOOK EDITING (Completed manuscripts only)
  • EXTRA WORK (or small acting roles in commercials and indie films)

Unfortunately, Pear Tree will no longer present to libraries unless there is a signed contract to be paid “day of.” Pear Tree Enterprises is not a collection agency, therefore checks must be presented “day of” or the program will not be. NO NEGOTIATIONS.


Earlier this week, I was honored to interview Kacy Ross (Clay Pigeon) for an article published on NY Clips:


March 20, 2022, I’ll be giving a talk on female empowerment at The Neighborhood House Association, 644 W. 4th St., Plainfield, NJ. I’ll be speaking around 4:45. Come early and enjoy the food and pop-up shop.


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 ( 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!).


Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an award winning journalist, international author, book editor/ghost writer and speaker. Contact: Or call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

List of Topics for Speaking Engagements


Anti-Bullying: Take Your Power Back!

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

“Law of Attraction: Focusing on Positive Thoughts”

Health Conscious Foodies
(Note: Those that include a dish are limited to 20 people)

“Raw Foods for Beginners” (includes raw pudding dessert)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Vegan for Beginners” (includes dish)

“Eat Healthy for the Holidays” (includes dish)


“Here’s to Your Health and the Benefits of Walking”


“Be a Leader, Not a Bully” (geared to all age groups)

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.


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