Pear Tree May 2022

In honor of my late grandmothers, Mary Mustachio and Gussy Finamore

“When one door shuts, another one opens.” — Grandma

“There’s a drive in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy.” — Johnny Depp

The reason I began Pear Tree back in 2008 was to challenge myself. And that I did. During those years I became an author and public speaker. My traditionally published books can be purchased in Barnes & Noble stores.

It’s easy to work a full time job as an editorial assistant, or a part-time job as a cashier. It’s easy to be laid back and go to any job, whether it’s an office clerk or a chiropractor, get involved in gossip, and look forward to vacations. To me, no matter how much money you make, or how chill the job is, that’s not a life! I want to LEARN. I want to LIVE! And honestly, Pear Tree is the only source that provides me those opportunities. No two days are alike. I am blessed to have created something special that’s been going on both full time and part time all these years.

I began Pear Tree during the summer of the stock market crash, and Pear Tree survived a bad economy, Hurricane Sandy, and the Covid19 pandemic.

This is what speaks to my clients and peers–the longevity of Pear Tree!

Whether it’s editing a book, using some event help, or photographing an older, experienced, model, I can help! Reach out and call Pear Tree today – 908-276-1514 for service that gives you a voice!



You can support Pear Tree by pressing the above link to buy me a coffee! Or a kombucha!


  • 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.


I was highly honored to be invited back as a guest on James Burns’ Anti-Bullying 101 podcast.

You can listen here: https://anchor.fm/james-burns5/episodes/Meet-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta-e1ho8u0


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. 

I’m also available to help at trade shows such as Chiller and Comic Con

For all events, payment is due day of – NO EXCEPTIONS! Waiver or contract must be signed in advance.


Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an award winning journalist, international author, book editor/ghost writer and speaker. Contact: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com. 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”


“Meet Your Soul Mate: It’s Easier Than You Think”

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.


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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