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Pear Tree — February 2017

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Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta 

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s month by sharing a quote about loving your career? 2017 is off to a great start for Pear Tree. More establishments are contacting Pear Tree out of the blue for lectures, book signings, and editing work! As always, I’m meeting incredible people and truly enjoying working with them. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a thousand times, what a blessing!

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).

WHAT’S NEW?

I am now working as an official wedding officiant! For more information and testimonies, visit: https://maryannemistrettaweddingofficiant.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/wedding-officiant/

And 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/

 Writing

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:

Dream On! Trends in Sleep and Relaxation Supplements: http://vitaminretailer.com/dream-on/

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

 Esty Store!

Pear Tree now has a store where you can purchase my artwork! Enjoy:https://www.etsy.com/shop/PearTreePunkArtParty?ref=hdr_shop_menu

 UPCOMING  PRESENTATIONS!

 Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, 1 p.m. Book reading and signing for “Love Cats” at Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey. Portions of book sales proceeds will go to R.O.A.R. (Respect Our Animals’ Rights) https://respectouranimalsrights.wordpress.com/

 Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, 7 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” — Lee Memorial Library, Allendale, New Jersey. Free.

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, 1 p.m. “History of Valentine’s Day” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” – Englewood Library, Englewood, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1 p.m. “The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” – 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.

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

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.

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.

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”

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

“Trends from the 1970s”

“How to Meet Your Soul Mate”

“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 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)

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

“History of Valentine’s Day”

“Black History Month”

“Luck of the Irish: Discovering Ireland’s History”

“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”

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.

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) 2016 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!

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“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.

 

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October 2014

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Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, proprietor

“When you’re following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves.”
– Shakti Gawain

It’s so true when you follow your dreams there is no difference between work and play. It’s all fun!

Perhaps I can inspire you too? Can I help you make your dreams come true this autumn? Maybe you want to write that book and need assistance? Maybe you’d like to hire a public speaker or entertainer to come to your home to entertain a disabled loved one? The possibilities are endless! Call Pear Tree today: 908-276-1514.

 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 and business consulting – or anything else, just ask!) 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

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PUBLIC SPEAKING

“This is Halloween”

I’ll be presenting “This is Halloween” at Newton Homestead on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.

ALL LECTURES

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

LECTURES

Free

“On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta (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”

“Famous Entertainers from New Jersey”

“A Tribute to Comedian Andy Kaufman”

“Law of Attraction: Focusing on Positive Thoughts”

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

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”

bulletproof tea

Bulletproof Coffee

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”

 Seniors

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

“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 am also a public speaker and author. My second book “Love Cats” will be published early 2015.

Copyright (c) 2014 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.