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Pear Tree August 2015

SAM_8045Maryanne, proprietor

Cecil 2Cecil, rest in peace, beautiful angel ❤

“A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man.” – Turkish Proverb

As we are in the month of Leo and in honor of the late Cecil the Lion, Pear Tree would like to inspire all to roar like a lion and do great things! And may Cecil the Lion sleep tonight; peacefully, at his new home in Heaven. ❤

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me in regard to using my services (writing, ghost 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 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 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

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

“200 Letters, 62 Years and a War” by Antoinette and Domenic Lombardi

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

Managing Editor

My exciting news for the month is that I am the managing editor for the upcoming Bergen/Hudson County, New Jersey edition of Dining Out magazine! I am honored to be a part of this fine publication! http://diningout.com/

EVENTS

FREE! Book Reading/Signing: Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, 7 p.m., I’ll be at the Verona Public Library, Verona, New Jersey, reading from my first book, “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist.” There will be a Q&A as well as a book signing. Copies of my new book “Love Cats” will also be available.

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.

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

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

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

 

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Pear Tree June 2015

SAM_7485Have some hot fun in the summertime!

Be true to yourself! At Pear Tree we can help you achieve your creative goals!

“Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing”. – Tom Peters

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me in regard to using my services (writing, ghost writing, book editing, 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. Find me on Twitter and Linked-In. Or join my Face Book community page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/693694624081729/)

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 with Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

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

“200 Letters, 62 Years and a War” by Domenic and Antoinette Lombardi

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

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

I’ll be presenting a writers workshop on Wednesday, June 24, 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”

It was very exciting giving this presentation at Fellowship Senior Living, Basking Ridge, New Jersey and at Seabrook, Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

“History of Motown”

It was a thrill presenting this lecture at Bridgewater Library, Bridgewater, New Jersey. We had a special treat, Stephen Fuller (http://www.fullersounds.com/) performed!

SAM_7372Stephen Fuller gets library patrons groovin’ to the Motown Sound!

 “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

Last month was super cool presenting my favorite lecture at Arista Care in South Plainfield, New Jersey and Teaneck Public Library, Teaneck, New Jersey.

This month I’ll be presenting at Township of Springfield, 100 S. Springfield Ave., Springfield on Thursday, June 11 at 11:15 a.m.

“History of Mother’s Day”

It was wonderful presenting this lecture last month at Arista Care, South Plainfield, New Jersey and at Franklin Lakes Library, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

It’s never too early to book this program again for 2016!

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (Children)

Lorraine Brown and I will be presenting this program:

  • Tuesday, June 23, 4 p.m. at the Chatham Free Library, 214 Main St., Chatham, New Jersey.
  • Thursday, June 25, 3 p.m. at the Madison Library, 39 Keep St., Madison, New Jersey

“Learn and Listen Series: “Ella Fitzgerald”

“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” was presented at The Jewish Federation Plaza, West Orange, New Jersey last month.

Carol Erickson (http://www.carolericksonvocals.com/) and I will be presenting this series again on Tuesday, June 2, 5:30 p.m. at Village Apartments, South Orange, New Jersey.

 “Learn and Listen Series: “Elvis Presley”

SAM_7213Ruben Castillo entertaining seniors at Spring Hill

Elvis is in the building! Ruben Castillo (http://www.soundsofelvis.webs.com/) and I had a blast presenting “The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” at Spring Hills, Morristown, New Jersey.

This month’s agenda:

  • Friday, June 5, 6 p.m., Boonton Library, 621 Main St., Boonton, New Jersey
  • Saturday, June 6, 2 p.m., Arista Care, South Planfield, New Jersey.
  • Saturday, June 13, 2 p.m., Westminster Village, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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

It was awesome returning to Mount Arlington Senior Living, Mount Arlington to present this lecture again last month.

SAM_7193Always nice coming back to Mt. Arlington Senior Living

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)

 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”

Over 40 Modeling

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

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.

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

 

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Pear Tree – April 2015

SAM_6933Carol Erickson (left), Maryanne Mistretta (center) and Bridget Briant (right)

Presentation of “Luck of the Irish”

“Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.” – Shaquille O’Neal

One of the coolest things is completing a writing assignment and hearing the words “Excellent job.” The more you write – or do anything – the better you get at it. Your craft becomes second nature and you’re able to do so much in a short time. People always assume I’m so busy, and I am, but “excellence” in repeating my craft keeps me on top of things.

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

My fictitious “Love Cats” will be published this spring! I’m honored to say, I have permission from Hal Leonard to use lyrics by Iggy Pop and The Cure! Stay tuned for more updates regarding “Love Cats.”

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

Anna’s memoir is just about to be wrapped up, as I’ve been helping her write her memoir for the past few months. 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.

“Loving a Korean War Vetern” by Antoinette Lombardi

I’m thrilled to be assisting Antoinette Lombardi in writing her love story. Her husband Domenic was stationed in Korea and wrote her almost 500 letters during that time. It’s an incredible journey ferreting through the letters, photos and news clippings of that era. This will be a grand book – with photos!

“A Journey to the Gallows” by Vic Butsch and Tommy Coletti

Last year, around this time, Tommy Coletti, co-author of “A Journey to the Gallows” (available April 14, 2015) used my services to edit this amazing book. It’s the fictionalized story of American hero Aaron Dwight Stevens who fought for the rights of African Americans during the Harper’s Ferry raid.

For more information on “A Journey to the Gallows” please visit: http://www.ajourneytothegallows.com/

Journalism

It was a very rewarding experience covering the “Read to Know” event for Paterson Press: http://www.northjersey.com/towns/paterson/hundreds-show-up-for-book-giveaway-at-paterson-library-1.1298935

PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENTS

The NotMom Summit, in Cleveland, Ohio

My big news is that it’s confirmed! I’ll be speaking at the NotMom Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, this October 2015. For more information and my NotMom interview, visit here: http://thenotmom.com/the-notmom-interview-maryanne-christiano-mistretta-author-of-on-the-guest-list/

“Italian Food Family and Community”

I’ll be presenting this lecture Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7 p.m., at the William E. Dermody Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey.

“Luck of the Irish”

I had a most wonderful time presenting “Luck of the Irish” last month, with thanks to special guest Carol Erickson who sang Irish tunes at some of the events. The libraries and assisted living facilities that hosted “Luck of the Irish” were: Township of Washington Library, Township of Washington, New Jersey; New Providence Library, New Providence New Jersey; Mahwah Public Library, Mahwah, New Jersey; JCC in West Orange, New Jersey; and Hudson View in North Bergen, New Jersey.

 “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

Last month was super cool presenting my favorite lecture at Arista Care in South Plainfield, New Jersey and Teaneck Public Library, Teaneck, New Jersey.

“Paleo for Beginners”

I’m honored to be returning to the Washington Township Library, Long Valley, New Jersey, on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7 p.m., to present this lecture from the “Healthy Foodies” series.

“History of Mother’s Day”

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, I’ll be presenting this lecture for the Bridgewater Women’s Club. If your club is interested in a lecture, reduced rates are available!

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (Children)

Bridget Briant and I had a wonderful time presenting this program last month at the Wantage Library, Wantage, New Jersey.

We apologize for the inconvenience that Berkeley Heights Library cancelled our previously scheduled program on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

This month we’ll be presenting at the following libraries:

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Sayreville Library ,Sayreville, New Jersey
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4:30 p.m., Lincoln Park Library, Lincoln Park, New Jersey
  • Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Millburn Library, Millburn, New Jersey
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4 p.m., Fairview Library, Fairview, New Jersey
  • Monday, April 27, 2015, 4 p.m., Secaucus Library, Secaucus, New Jersey
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015, 4 p.m., Westwood Free Public Library, Westwood, New Jersey

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

I had a blast presenting this lecture again at the Elmwood Park Library. As always, I love to go there, as it’s one of my favorite libraries in New Jersey.

“Senior Prom”

I’ll be presenting for the first time at NJ Eastern Star, Bridgewater, on Thursday, April 23, 2015, 3 p.m.

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”

“Italian Food, Family and Community”

“Learn and Listen Series”

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

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

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” (with singer)

“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 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?”

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, copy editing 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!

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