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Pear Tree – July 2021

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, over 50 modeling (Photo by David Esposito).

“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.” — Joan Rivers

Hey Gang! Three months ago I spoke about semi-retiring. Pear Tree is going strong on a part-time basis with some incredible things on the horizon. Just because I’m semi-retired, it doesn’t mean I’m turning my back on doors that are opening. Life is great that way! You never know what to expect.

Now that the pandemic is nearing an end, I am no longer doing ZOOM classes. Honestly, I am all ZOOMed out! I’m looking forward to, cautiously, doing public speaking and events again — LIVE!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

I am no longer ghost writing, but I am available to edit copy that’s already written.

Shoot me an email at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

I’m also available for blogging, editing, essays, and Facebook updates. And public speaking, as well as working events tables at trade shows such as Chiller and Comic Con.

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).

WRITING

Currently, I’m writing Facebook updates for Express Automotive (https://www.facebook.com/expressautometuchen). Stop by and give a “like” or a “love.” There’s great car tips, and even car-inspired songs to get you moving! We also said “good-bye” to shop cat, Ethyl. Feel free to leave your condolences. ❤

INSPIRATION

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

BOOKS! 

“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

EVENTS

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).

LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Note that lectures/talks/workshops can be custom-tailored to the event.

General 

“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”

“Journaling”

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)

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 raffles!)

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

BUTTONS

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.

Copyright (c) 2021 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree August 2020

DSCF5086       Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta in a social distancing circle, at an outdoor summer concert. 

“Don’t just sit there and complain — do something.” Jack Canfield 

These last few months have been so hard for many. It’s easy to get into a rut and complain, especially when loved ones are at a health risk. But it’s vital to your health and the health of others you love to continue to live life to the fullest. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that you just don’t know when your time will be up — because healthy people are getting Covid too!

While I’m still blessed to be on this planet, I’m having a blast hosting my ZOOM classes, courtesy of both universities and libraries. The last of my Allfafa University series is in August, but I’ll be renewing in September. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, stay focused, stay healthy, and stay safe!

If anyone needs kind words or a prayer, I am here for you, just an email away: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

Check out my You Tube Channel for inspiration! Be YOUnique The Anti-Bullying You Tube Channel

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

During these stressful times it’s hard to think about dreams, or business in general.

But if you want to get your mind off of things, writing a book may be a great idea. And I can help you. Shoot me an email at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

[NOTE: During COVID19, all book writing services will be conducted over the phone.]

I’m also available for blogging, editing, and Facebook updates.

For the moment, these services are suspended: Public speaking/lectures, wedding officiant, and over 50 model.

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).

INSPIRATION

I’m excited to share that I was featured on the Loving the 50-something blog as someone “Amazing Over 50”! You can check it out here: Amazing Over 50

Again, if you need inspiration, check out my You Tube channel. There are dozens of videos to make you smile: Be YOUnique, the anti-bullying You Tube channel

BOOKS! 

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta will be available October 2019. To pre-order, go here: Be ExtraOrdinary

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta 

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audio versions! To get your copy, go here: I Don’t Want to Be Like You

“Love Cats” second edition by Krystianna Mercury is now available: Love Cats

BLOGGING 

R&S Landscaping! I provide Facebook updates for them each month. Check them out. If you’re in Bergen County NJ area, they can do this for you too: R&S Landscaping

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS ON ZOOM! 

August 4, August 11,  August 18, and August 25, 2020, 7 to 8 p.m. “Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Hero.” On Zoom, All classes begin at 7 p.m. and run about an hour. Cost $40. Must register beforehand. Here is the registration link: Be (Extra)Ordinary

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.

 LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures.

General (For libraries, senior groups, JCCs, etc.) 

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Inspiration/Motivational Speaking (for schools/corporations/etc.) 

“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 (for libraries or women’s groups) 

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (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 raffles!)

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

BUTTONS

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.

Copyright (c) 2020 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree December 2019

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Left, Carolyn Gourdine, Right, Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.” — Aristotle 

November ended up on the highest note! I was thrilled to perform my poetics at The Neighborhood House Association for the Leading by Mission Pop Up Shop event, hosted by Carolyn M. Gourdine.

I’ve included the videos on my Be YOUnique anti-bullying You Tube channel because my messages were strong, inspirational, and thought-provoking. You can see here:

“All About Eve” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyLorsfQig4&t=13s

“Never a Dull Day” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyiNL6ChEEI

If you enjoy the poems, give a “thumbs up” or leave a comment! I always love to hear from you.

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Would you like to make your dreams come true too? Do you have a book inside you I can help you write? Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree High-Five Tribe and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book (or blog or Facebook page)? Become part of the Pear Tree journey! Call 908-276-1514 during business hours of noon to 6 p.m.; or email maryannechristiano@gmail.com anytime!

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing coach, writing, ghost writing/memoir writing, book editing, blogging, typing, public speaking/lectures, wedding officiant, and over 50 model) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

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).

AUTHOR

 Current Books

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta will be available October 2019. To pre-order, go here: https://kicamprojects.com/shop/be-extraordinary/

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta 

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audio versions! To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

Monday, January 6, 2020, 1 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” West Milford Recreation Center, 66 Cahill Cross Rd., West Milford, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, January 14, 2020, 1 p.m.) FREE.

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Kip Senior Center,  55 Kip Avenue, Rutherford, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, February 1, 1 p.m.) FREE.

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:30 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry.” Kinnelon Public Library, Kinnelon, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, January 30, 2020, 6:30 p.m.). FREE.

Friday, February 7, 2020, 2 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” PRIVATE EVENT for seniors. I can do a private event for your senior group too! Email: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7 p.m. “Be Your Own Hero Workshop.” Denville Library, Denville, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7 p.m.) FREE.

Saturday, May 25, 2020, 11 a.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Cedar Grove Library, Cedar Grove, New Jersey. (Rain/Snow Date, Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11 a.m.) FREE.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 7 p.m. “Ain’t Life a Beach” play, written by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and starring Jesse Walker, presented at The Westlake Golf & Country Club, Jackson, New Jersey. Info on tickets TBA.

I also have some private events booked for seniors, antique clubs, women’s clubs, schools, and corporations. I can do a presentation for your private group too.

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.

 LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Please note: paid lectures are only available to corporations that pay “day of.” Pear Tree no longer presents programs to facilities that have a net 30, 60, 90-day policy.

General (For libraries, senior groups, JCCs, etc.) 

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Inspiration/Motivational Speaking (for schools/corporations/etc.) 

“Say No to Bullying!”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

Be YOUnique, anti-bullying channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLq6J9MSvcjd-haQ30ycLWA?view_as=subscriber

Health Conscious Foodies (for libraries or women’s groups) 

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (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!

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

BUTTONS

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.

Copyright (c) 2019 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree — July 2019

DSCF3793Play time! 

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” — Dolly Parton

The past few weeks there was a major theme in my personal life–FUN! I’m so blessed to be married to such a fun-loving husband, Dennis. While we both have our careers, we always carve out some time for date nights; usually on a week night when there are less people around. And taking long weekends in the middle of the week. Why wait for Friday? That’s the rock star way, right? Live your life to the fullest, always. Don’t wait for weekends, holidays, and vacations, I’ve always said!

Business has been equally fun this past month. The greatest news is that my book “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is now available on audio! Sara Stanton who reads it, has also done audio for other great books, my favorite being The Mediterranean Diet!

I’ve been doing Facebook blogs for two amazing companies, and just started helping a new client write her book.

Would you like to be a part of Pear Tree too? You can become a part of the High Five tribe by reading on and making your dreams come true!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree journey and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book? Become part of the Pear Tree journey! Call 908-276-1514 during business hours of noon to 6 p.m.; or email maryannechristiano@gmail.com anytime!

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing coach, writing, ghost writing/memoir writing, book editing, blogging, typing, public speaking/lectures, wedding officiant, and over 50 model) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

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).

 AUTHOR

 Current Books

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta will be available October 2019. To pre-order, go here: https://kicamprojects.com/shop/be-extraordinary/

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta 

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

Facebook Blurb Blogging

Don’t have time for Facebook updates? I can help!

For the past year I’ve been posting for R&S Landscaping. For great landscaping tips and service, visit them at: https://www.facebook.com/RSLandscaping/

And my newest Facebook client is Riverside Cemetery. Their grounds are absolutely beautiful! For Jewish news, and a possible grave site to consider, visit them at: https://www.facebook.com/riversidecemeterynj/

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” Millburn Library, Millburn, New Jersey. FREE, but must call to register!

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11 a.m. Author Talk/Book Signing, Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey. “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” — My story of being a victim of bullying and a survivor! Autographed copies of the book will be available. “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is also available on Amazon. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, 2 p.m. “Eat Well for the Holidays” Westfield Library, Westfield, New Jersey. FREE, but must call to register. Sampling!

I also have some private events booked for seniors, antique clubs, women’s clubs, schools, and corporations. I can do a presentation for your private group too.

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.

 LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Please note: paid lectures are only available to corporations that pay “day of.” Pear Tree no longer presents programs to facilities that have a net 30, 60, 90-day policy.

General

“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!”

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

Health Conscious Foodies 

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (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!

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

BUTTONS

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.

Copyright (c) 2019 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree May 2019

IMG_20190406_172624_591 (1)Anti-Bullying Book Club, Little Free Library, Westfield New Jersey

“Bullying is cruel so don’t act like a fool. Meaness is a sign of weakness. ” — Unknown

Last month I was so excited to host an anti-bulling Book Club at the Little Free Library in Westfield, New Jersey. Thanks so much to librarian Sarah Liptack for her hospitality and awesome acai bowls!

It was an awesome bunch of girls who shared their deep thoughts and experiences with bullying. Kudos to these young women for knowing who they are at such a young age. They were definitely inspirational!

So many great things are coming up this month. I am so honored to have been chosen to present my workshop: “Be Your Own Hero” for the District 83 Annual Conference, “Transforming the World With Words” on Sunday, May 5! (See “Upcoming Presentations” for info).

A shout out to Mikhail Torich (https://www.torich.nyc/) who will be filming the event for me! I am thrilled to be working together.

Would you like to be a part of Pear Tree too? Read on…

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree journey and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book? Become part of the Pear Tree journey! Call 908-276-1514 during business hours of noon to 6 p.m.; or email maryannechristiano@gmail.com anytime!

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing coach, writing, ghost writing/memoir writing, book editing, blogging, typing, public speaking/lectures, wedding officiant, and over 50 model) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

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).

 AUTHOR

 Current Books

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta will be available October 2019. To pre-order, go here: https://kicamprojects.com/shop/be-extraordinary/

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta 

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

 UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 8:30 a.m. “Be Your Own Hero!” workshop for the District 83 Annual Conference, “Transforming the World With Words.” — APA Woodbridge Hotel, 120 S. Wood Ave., Iselin, NJ. $175 for entire conference, which runs from May 3 through May 5.

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” — Glen Rock Library, Glen Rock, New Jersey. FREE!

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 7 p.m. “Healthy Pasta Alternatives” Cliffside Park Library, Cliffside Park, New Jersey. FREE, but must call to register! There will be sampling!

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2 p.m. “The Life and Music of David Bowie” (featuring Rob Fusari) — Scotch Plains Library, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. FREE. We are donating ALL of our proceeds from this event to animals! Half will go to CareBear Box (which benefits animals in shelters) and half will go to ROAR (which donates to various animal groups)! 

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11 a.m. Author Talk/Book Signing, Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey. “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” — My story of being a victim of bullying and a survivor! Autographed copies of the book will be available. “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is also available on Amazon. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

I also have some private events booked for seniors, antique clubs, women’s clubs, schools, and corporations. I can do a presentation for your private group too.

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.

 LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Please note: paid lectures are only available to corporations that pay “day of.” Pear Tree no longer presents programs to facilities that have a net 30, 60, 90-day policy.

General

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Art and Inspiration/Motivational Speaking

“Say No to Bullying!”

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate” (with Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and Dana Cilento Murphy)

Health Conscious Foodies (Plant-based) 

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (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!

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

BUTTONS

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.

Copyright (c) 2019 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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November 2018 Pear Tree

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Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta signing a copy of her latest book “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” for a fifth grader who was bullied. 

“We only have one rule. You can’t stop. You can go as slow as you need to go, but you cannot stop. You can never drop out.”  — Lewis Howes

I was blessed beyond belief to attend the Summit of Greatness 2018 in Columbus, Ohio, early October, and also spend some quality time exploring the city. The Summit was life-changing as I experienced the testimonies of so many amazing speakers. My favorites included, of course Lewis Howes, Amy Purdy, Jay Shety, Lindsey Stirling, and Dr. Mark Hyman (who I was very honored to meet!)

Upon my return, I was inspired to start creating my You Tube Channel “Be YOUnique, the Anti-Bullying Channel.” I’m not quite ready for an official debut, but it’s out in the open if you feel inspired to poke around You Tube. I’ll be hosting videos featuring motivational speakers, musicians, friends/family, and all around greatness!

I’m also excited to report that my fourth book, “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is doing well on Amazon! Check it out: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

With that, I will say that I am available to speak about anti-bullying in schools, churches, events, and more! Feel free to contact me for availability at maryannechristiano@gmail.cm

I’m also helping two clients write their memoirs, doing some writing for R&S Landscaping (newsletters and updating their FaceBook page) (https://www.rscape.com/) and We Love Florists (https://www.facebook.com/beaflorist/). And of course continuing with bookings for my presentations (see below).

Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree journey and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book? Become part of the Pear Tree journey! Call 908-276-1514 during business hours of noon to 6 p.m.; or email maryannechristiano@gmail.com anytime!

 WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing, ghost writing/memoir writing, book editing, blogging, typing, public speaking/lectures, and wedding officiant) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

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).

And be sure to check out my blog (http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/) for updates and happenings.

 AUTHOR

 Books

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta 

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

“On the Guest List” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“On the Guest List” is available directly from my publisher, Next Century! To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Guest-List-Adventures-Music-Journalist/dp/162903908X

“Love Cats” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“Love Cats” is now available on Amazon! For paperback, go here:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1681020513 and for Kindle, go here:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YBGVJQS/

 “The Gypsy Smiled” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“The Gypsy Smiled” is now available Amazon! For paperback go here: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta/dp/1545447470

And for Kindle, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta-ebook/dp/B074VC7MT9

 UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6 p.m. “Eat Well for the Holidays” — Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free, but please call library to sign up. There is sampling and limited to 20 people!

Friday, November 16, 2018, 1 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” — Woman’s Club of Chatham, “Chatham Room” of the Library, 214 Main Street, Chatham, New Jersey. Free.

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2 p.m. “The Life and Music of David Bowie” (featuring Rob Fusari) — Scotch Plains Library, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. We are donating ALL of our proceeds from this event to animals! Half will go to CareBear Box (which benefits animals in shelters) and half will go to ROAR (which donates to various animal groups)! 

I also have some private events booked for seniors. Seniors love these programs!

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.

 LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Please note: paid lectures are only available to corporations that pay “day of.” Pear Tree no longer presents programs to facilities that have a net 30, 60, 90-day policy.

General

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Art and Inspiration/Motivational Speaking

“Say No to Bullying!”

“Create Your Dream Box and Make It Happen” (Limited to 10)

“Meet Your Soul Mate” (with Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and Dana Cilento Murphy)

Health Conscious Foodies

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

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

“Paleo for Beginners” (includes dish)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)

Holiday

“Origin of April Fool’s Day”

“History and Origin of Mother’s Day”

Seniors

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

“Remembering Our Pets”

Learn & Listen Series

By request. 

What makes my lectures unique is that I get the audience to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time!

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

BUTTONS

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Pear Tree January 2015

SAM_6498Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, proprietor

“A friend is a gift you give yourself.”Robert Louis Stevenson
One of the greatest things about working for yourself is that you can choose your clients. It’s exciting that ALL of my clients are also friends. And I am grateful for that gift.

I look forward to continuing working with all these amazing people in 2015 and attracting more of the same in the future!

What’s in store for you in 2015? How about writing your book? I’ve helped several authors get their books published over the years. I can help you too! Call Pear Tree today: 908-276-1514 and get published in 2015.

Also check out my blog (http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/) for updates and happenings. Or find me on Twitter and Linked-In.

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me in regard to using any of my clients or to use my services (writing, copy editing, researching, typing, public speaking/lectures) 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).

 WRITING and EDITING

Books

“On the Guest List” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“On the Guest List” is available on Amazon! To get your copy, go here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162903908X

Last month I was one of the guests at Bric a Brac, 123 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ, signing copies of “Guest List.” And my dear friend, Darlene Foster (www.darlenefoster.com) was there presenting her art too. Thanks so much to Viv for having me back at her super cool shop! It was a great way to ring in the holidays!

Thursday, Jan. 8, I’ll be on a book panel reading from “Guest List” at the West Orange Public Library, 46 Mt. Pleasant Ave., West Orange, NJ, from 7 to 9 p.m.

“The Love of God and a Good Man” by Ana Kladivko.

Anna’s memoir is still in the beginning stages. Anna lived a very exciting and oftentimes tragic life both in Spain and the United States. It’s an honor to work closely with her as she bares her soul in this candid effort.

PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENTS

“Lose Weight with Paleo”

I’m excited to kick off the year presenting this lecture on Sunday, Jan. 4, at Leonia Public Library, 227 Fort Lee Rd., Leonia, NJ. This topics holds dear to me, as the paleo lifestyle not only keeps me in shape, but had many other health benefits too!

“Newsies: How the Newspaper Industry Began”

Last month I presented “Newsies” at Summit Free Public Library, Summit, New Jersey. I had a great time, as always, giving my favorite presentation.

“Holidays Around the World”

I presented this lecture for the first time at Franciscan Oaks in Denville, New Jersey, last month. The place was absolutely gorgeous and I’ve lectured to a full auditorium!

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (Children)

Last month, Bridget Briant and I debuted “Make Art out of Recyclables” at Avon by the Sea Library, Avon by the Sea, New Jersey. We had a great time with the children!

We look forward to presenting this program at the Lee Memorial Library in Allendale, New Jersey, on Friday, Jan. 16 at 3:30 p.m.

SAM_6520Bridget Briant

 “Eat Well for the Holidays”

“Eat Well for the Holidays” went over great at the Warren Library, Belvidere, New Jersey. I’m happy to say I’ll be returning in 2015!

I also presented this lecture at the Westfield Library, Westfield, New Jersey. Another successful evening!

SAM_6640Maryanne and librarian Jennifer, Westfield Library

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

My husband and I had a wonderful time when I presented this lecture at the Edgewater Library, Edgewater, New Jersey. I absolutely love that town and we had a lot of fun prior to the event.

“Going, Going, Gone! What the Next Generation Won’t Remember”

Last month I had a fabulous time presenting this lecture to a full house at the Montville Library, in Montville, New Jersey. I’ll be presenting it again on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Arista Care in South Plainfield, New Jersey.

ALL LECTURES

Here is the complete list of all the current available lectures.

Free

“On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” (Free if I can sell books)

Paid Programs

Motivational Speaking for Schools

“Be a Leader, Not a Bully”

General

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

“Trends from the 1970s”

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

“History of Motown Music”

“Across the Border: Arts and Music of New Mexico”

“Italian Food, Family and Community”

Health Conscious Foodies

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

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

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Paleo for Beginners” (includes dish)

“Benefits of Butter and Bullet Proof Coffee” (includes coffee)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)

Holiday

“History of Valentine’s Day”

“Black History Month”

“Luck of the Irish: Discovering Ireland’s History” (with singer)

“Origin of April Fool’s Day”

“History and Origin of Mother’s Day”

“This is Halloween”

“Explore the History of Thanksgiving”

“Holidays around the World”

“History of Santa Claus”

Children

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (with artist Bridget Briant)

“Be a Leader Not a Bully” (with author Felicia Capers)

Seniors

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

“Remembering Our Pets”

“Senior Prom”

What makes my lectures unique is that I get the audience to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time!

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing.

What makes my lectures unique is that I get the residents to participate, sharing their views and experiences. They always have a great time!

If there’s an additional topic your residents may be interested in, I can do research free of charge.

BUTTONS

Pear Tree Enterprises has buttons! If you are interested in supporting Pear Tree by proudly wearing a button, please via email at MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

 WHAT IS ‘PEAR TREE ENTERPRISES’?

Often I’m asked, “What exactly is Pear Tree Enterprises?”

Well, to find out, you can go to “The Vault” and check out my first newsletter which explains in full how I started my business.

In short, Pear Tree Enterprises is a business I started back in August 2008. I registered the name in February 2009 to make what I do more than just “freelance” work. The work I do is mainly book editing, writing, copyediting and proofreading. But I also manage entertainers! Being a creative person who loves all areas of the arts, that is not so far-fetched. I give each client the individual attention they deserve by using time blocks. To see how satisfied Pear Tree clients are, please read the testimonial section.

In addition to all of the above I’ve also dabbled in personal assistance and modeling and always welcome more work.

I hope this answers your questions and I look forward to doing business with you!

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