Pear Tree – May 2023

Thank ya, thank ya very much.” — Elvis Presley

While Elvis said “thank you” to his audience, I find myself often saying “thank you” to the Universe, for all the creative things I get to do in my life. For the past two week alone, I had a great time doing a variety of things and meeting so many cool people. Whether it was acting, or journalism, or cat sitting, it all flowed so beautifully. Sometimes life gets hectic, but the bottom line is, I’m doing what I love. So thank you, Universe! Thank you very much!

Pre-sales for “So You Think You Know the Jersey Shore?” are now available!

Be sure to check out Omni Publishing for presales of, “So You Think You Know the Jersey Shore?” 

Order now, and get a discount! https://omni-pub.com/product/so-you-think-you-know-the-jersey-shore/

And while we are on the topic, check out this great article about me by Jillian Risen! It was in many New Jersey newspapers, including being on the cover of Cedar Grove Life! https://issuu.com/newviewmg/docs/cedar_grove_april_2023?fbclid=IwAR3_1JLFRXTeuWvxEVwlNBfYaOafrRzriZYUAo2IiK3ffUiMIm5fWTaiZkk


Contact me at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com


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. 

I’m also available to help at trade shows such as Chiller and Comic Con.

For all events, payment is due day of. Waiver or contract must be signed in advance.


Friday, June 2, 2023, 10 a.m., “Lockdown in the 1970s…What if?” @Teaneck Library, Teaneck, NJ. FREE, but call the library to register.

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 9 a.m. to noon. “Authors on the Lawn” on the lawn next to Harmony Brookside Gift Shop, and alongside The Coffee Spot, 2 East Main Street, Brookside, (Mendham Township), N.J. Located right next door to Brookside Post Office in Mendham Township. It’s FREE! I’ll be selling my latest book, “So, You Think You Know the Jersey Shore?” and my other books, including out of print editions of “Love Cats.” (Rain Date Sunday, June 4).

Tuesday, July 11, 2023, 5:30 p.m., “So You Think You Know the Jersey Shore?” book reading, Q&A, and signing @Caldwell Library, Caldwell, NJ. FREE, but call the library to register.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023, 2 p.m. “Lockdown in the 1970s…What if?” @ Renaissance at Raritan Valley, 1 Renaissance, Sommerset NJ.

List of Topics for Speaking Engagements


“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

“Lockdown in the 1970s…what if?” (NEW!!)


“Meet Your Soul Mate: It’s Easier Than You Think”

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 giveaways!)

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.


Here are just a few articles I wrote this past month for various publications…

A Tribute to the Late Tom Verlaine: https://issuu.com/newviewmg/docs/cedar_grove_april_2023?fbclid=IwAR3_1JLFRXTeuWvxEVwlNBfYaOafrRzriZYUAo2IiK3ffUiMIm5fWTaiZkk

Top of the World Carpenters Tribute: https://www.mypaperonline.com/carpenters-tribute-act-top-of-the-world-to-perform-at-william-paterson-university.html?fbclid=IwAR1YFI-OxDftRuD7S8C_pquFXvpALcJFLIMGfgEacI6L5WWrsvfwKOG_MV8


“So You Think You Know The Jersey Shore?” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, pre-sales are now available! https://omni-pub.com/product/so-you-think-you-know-the-jersey-shore/

“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 on audio only: Love Cats


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


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