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Pear Tree May 2017

Her photoIben Skjernaa Lyhne (left) and Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta (right)

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer.

 The super cool news last month was that I had the opportunity to meet Iben Skjernaa Lyhne, who is one of my non-profit ROAR (Respect Our Animals’ Rights) supporters – and her son Mads Emil Limon Lyhne.

They were visiting the U.S., from Denmark, and I’m so happy they fit me in their very busy schedule. It’s always fantastic meeting fellow animal lovers.

And speaking of animal lovers, be sure to check out my article for Vitamin Retailer, “It’s Reigning Cats & Dogs.” The link is below in the “journalism” section.

In other news, I am meeting with GenZ publisher Morissa Schwartz this month to go over the proofs for my first traditionally published book, “The Gypsy Smiled.” It will be out later this year and I cannot wait!

 WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing, ghost writing, book editing, 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. Or find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Linked-In.

 AUTHOR

 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

 “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” will be traditionally published by GenZ from three to six months.

 Journalism

I’ve been a professional journalist since 1995, writing for magazines, websites and newspapers. Currently I am writing for Vitamin Retailer Magazine and New View Media.

Here are links to some recent articles:

“Reigning Cats & Dogs”: http://vitaminretailer.com/reigning-cats-dogs/

Grammy Winning Producer Rob Fusari: https://issuu.com/newviewmg/docs/livingston_-_october_2016_1.32.44_p/13?e=18163354/39801602

 UPCOMING  PRESENTATIONS!

 Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free.

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2 p.m. “Life and Music of Nat King Cole” – Cliffside Park Library, Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Free.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6 p.m. “Life and Music of Frank Sinatra” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” – New City, New York. Free.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m. “The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” – Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey. Free.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” – Carlstadt Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey. Free.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” – Cherry Hill Public Library, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Free.

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 1 p.m. “The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” – Community Center, Morris Plains. Tickets will be available in July. Stay tuned for more information.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, 7 p.m. “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” – Nutley, New Jersey. Book reading and book signing. Free.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 2 p.m. “Thanksgiving Fun Facts” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free.

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

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.

Paid Programs

 General

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

“Trends from the 1970s”

“History of Motown Music” (music optional)

“Italian Food, Family and Community” (music optional)

“Learn and Listen Series” (MADE FRONT PAGE OF CALDWELL NEWS!) 

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

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

“The Life and Music of Frank Sinatra” (with Stephen Fuller)

“The Life and Music of Sammy Davis Jr.” (with Stephen Fuller)

“The Life and Music of David Bowie” (with Keith Beck)

“The Life and Music of John Lennon” (with Keith Beck)

“The Life and Music of Johnny Cash” (with Keith Beck)

“The Life and Music of Patsy Cline” (with Adrienne Asterita)

“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” (with Adrienne Asterita; or fill-in, Doreen Brusca Arminio )

Read more about the Learn & Listen Series on the front page of the Caldwell News! http://www.mypaperonline.com/library-patrons-learn-and-listen-about-famous-musicians.html

Pear Tree Music Extravaganza

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta hosts music shows tailored to your needs featuring between one and three musical artists that she represents. So far, we have holiday shows and a show for Valentine’s Day. Is there something else you have in mind? Let’s talk! Call 908-276-1514

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)

“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”

 

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.

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 send your address to MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com Please put “Button” as the subject head.

Copyright (c) 2017 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

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Pear Tree July 2015

SAM_7667Maryanne Mistretta, Pear Tree Proprietor

“I have cried, and I have laughed. Laughing is a hell of a lot better.” – Glen Campbell

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me in regard to using my services (writing, copy editing, researching, typing, public speaking/lectures) at: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com.

Rates are reasonable, and the first hour phone (or in-person) 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).

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

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

“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/

“Demons, Love and Hope” by Ana Kladivko

Ana’s memoir is now with Next Century Publishing and will be published within the next few weeks! Exciting times ahead for Anna!

SAM_7882Ana Kladivko (left) and Maryanne Mistretta

“200 Letters, 62 Years and a War”

Antoinette and Domenic’s memoir is nearing publication also. We are just putting the final touches on the book. Stay tuned!

Journalism

Last month I was thrilled to do some reporting for Paterson Press:

Paterson’s 50 Book Club: http://www.northjersey.com/towns/paterson/1-900-youngsters-earn-membership-in-paterson-s-50-book-club-1.1350117

Paterson Honors Firefighters: http://www.northjersey.com/news/on-150th-anniversary-of-first-death-paterson-honors-firefighters-who-fell-in-line-of-duty-1.1350966

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

I’ll be presenting a writers workshop on Wednesday, July 22, 6 to 8 p.m. in Paterson, New Jersey. For sign-up information and pricing, please contact me directly at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENTS

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

Friday, July 3, I’ll be returning to Independence Manor in Flemington, New Jersey, to present this lecture.

 “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

I had a wonderful time presenting this lecture at Township of Springfield, Springfield, New Jersey last month. Don’t forget, this program is available to all senior groups, discounted! This month I’ll be presenting this lecture on Monday, July 20, 1:30 p.m. at Monroe Senior Community Center, Monroe Township.

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (Children)

Lorraine Brown and I had a blast presenting this filled to the brim program at Chatham Free Library, Chatham, New Jersey and Madison Library, Madison, New Jersey. This month we will be presenting at:

  • Tuesday, July 14, 3:30 p.m. at Clark Public Library, Clark, New Jersey.
  • Wednesday, July 15, 10:30 a.m., at the Matawan Library, Matawan, New Jersey.

“Learn and Listen Series: “Ella Fitzgerald”

Carol Erickson (http://www.carolericksonvocals.com/) and I will be presenting this series again on Saturday, August 1, 2:30 p.m. at the Sommerville Library, Sommerville, New Jersey.

“Learn and Listen Series: “Elvis Presley”

Ruben Castillo and I had a blast presenting “The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” last month at the Boonton Library, Boonton, New Jersey; Arista Care, South Plainfield, New Jersey; and especially Westminster Village, Allentown, Pennsylvania!

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Ruben Castillo, as Elvis Presley

Contact me at maryannechristiano@gmail.com for a show you don’t want to miss!

All Lectures

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

LECTURES

Free

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

“Love Cats” (Free if I can sell books)

Paid Programs

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” (music optional)

“Italian Food, Family and Community”

“Learn and Listen Series”

“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” (with singer, 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: 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, Fats 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” (singer optional)

“Origin of April Fool’s Day”

“History and Origin of Mother’s Day”

“This is Halloween”

“Thanksgiving Fun Facts”

“Holidays around the World”

“History of Santa Claus”

Children

“Make Art out of Recyclables” (with artist Lorraine Brown)

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.

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

Over 40 Modeling

Why not? Please check out my page on Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/mystuff/manage_photos

Last month I had some awesome jobs as a fit model! So cool to still be doing this at 51 years of age!

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.

Copyright (c) 2015 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.