Pear Tree – April 2023

At my favorite “vegan option” restaurant, Turf, Surf, and Earth, Sommerville, NJ

“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” — Bob Marley

When friends ask “How are you?” I can honestly say, “Living the dream.” Each day I’m doing something I love. Whether it’s writing, public speaking, cat sitting, or any of my other creative talents, the days are fast and fulfilling. When I wake up in the morning I wonder what kind of magic will happen today?

And, totally unrelated to business, it’s a dream come true to be in the new Ian Hunter video, “I Hate Hate.” You can check it out on You Tube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ju3LSY_TPo) I’m around 2:52. I twirl, holding a Mott the Hoople umbrella. You may want to pause to see me because it happens fast!

Want to be part of the magic? See the What Can I Do for You? section below!

Let’s create together!

And be sure to check out Omni Publishing early April, to get my latest book, “So You Think You Know the Jersey Shore?” https://omni-pub.com/


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.


Thursday, March 30, 2023, 1 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remeber” @Valley Cottage Library, Valley Cottage, NY. FREE, but call the library to register.

Monday, April 10, 2023, 12:45 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” @JCC West Orange, West Orange, NJ.

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

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…

Operation K9–Connecting Pets with Vets for TAP into Bayonne: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/bayonne/articles/operation-k9-beethoven-connecting-pets-with-vets

‘Cattoo’ Fundraiser for Trenton Journal: https://trentonjournal.com/cattoo-fundraiser-at-trenton-tattoo-benefiting-trenton-cats-rescue/

Pot Belly Pig Haven for My Paper Online: https://www.mypaperonline.com/chester-resident-helps-raise-funds-for-potbelly-haven.html?fbclid=IwAR325rIr75FaTADLTT1RINZhPbixOywoOJftla9woSpDMMM1udgQI8FJ52E


“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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