Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an award winning journalist, author, book editor and public speaker. In addition to lectures, she offers publishing related services.

To use my services (writing, ghost writing, researching, typing, and proofreading) contact me at MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

Rates are reasonable, and the first hour phone consultation is free to potential new clients. Every client that 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).

List of Lectures for public speaking events

Paid Programs


“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”
“Trends from the 1970s” (music optional)
“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” (land lines, typewriters, etc.)
“History of Motown Music” (music optional)
“Law of Attraction: Focusing on Positive Thoughts”

“Learn and Listen” Music Programs

“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” (with Carol Erickson)

“The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” (with Ruben Castillo)

“The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” (with Stephen Fuller)

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)
“Paleo for Beginners” (includes dish)
“Benefits of Bullet Proof Coffee” (includes coffee)

NEW! “Benefits of Healthy Fats” (includes dish)


“History of Valentine’s Day” (singer optional)
“Black History Month”
“Luck of the Irish: Discovering Ireland’s History” (singer optional)
“Origin of April Fool’s Day”
“History and Origin of Mother’s Day” (singer optional)
“This is Halloween” (music optional)
“Holidays around the World” (music optional)
“History of Santa Claus” (music optional)


“Here’s to Your Health and the Benefits of Walking” (Seniors)
“Remembering Our Pets”
“Senior Prom”


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

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (ages 6 to 10)

What makes my lectures unique is that I get the residents to participate, sharing their views and experiences.

They always have a great time!

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing.

For frequent updates, please check out my blog at: http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/



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