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Pear Tree February 2018

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Vocalist Charlie Fusari and Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“Please go for your dreams. Whatever your ideals, you can become whatever you want to become.” … Michael Jackson

Pear Tree’s “Learn & Listen” series kicked off the year right with a wonderful tribute to Michael Jackson at the Elmwood Park Public Library. We were so lucky to get Charlie Fusari to perform before he went back to college. It was a full house and we had a great time. It was super cool when Charlie dedicated “Ben” to me at the end of the show. Then he had an encore and performed one of his originals!

Meanwhile, I’m having a blast writing and editing for Renna Media (http://rennamedia.com/). I got to reconnect with Ty Stephens, who I interviewed back in my days at The Montclair Times. Check the website for the Chathams issue – Ty is on the front cover doing a workshop at the Chatham Playhouse. It was fun seeing Ty again.

Aside from the Learn & Listen series, Pear Tree is still going strong on a part-time basis with other lectures, book signings, and ghost writing/book editing.

Lately I’ve been helping a client edit her Christian blog, which is extremely inspiring. Perhaps I can help you too?

Contact Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta today at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

 WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing, ghost writing, book editing, blogging, 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.

AUTHOR

Books

“On the Guest List” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“On the Guest List” is available directly from my publisher, Next Century! To get your copy, go here: https://nextcenturypublishing.com/product/on-the-guest-list/

“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” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“The Gypsy Smiled” is now available Amazon! For paperback go here: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta/dp/1545447470

And for Kindle, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Gypsy-Smiled-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta-ebook/dp/B074VC7MT9

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS!

Sunday, February 4, 2018, 2 p.m. (Snow Date: February 11) “The Life and Music of Freddie Mercury: Featuring Rob Fusari” – Kinnelon Library, Kinnelon, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:30 a.m. “The History of Motown featuring Stephen Fuller” — Hillside Library, Hillside, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Janis Joplin: Featuring Anna Oh” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7 p.m. (Snow Date: March 21). “The Life and Music of Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring Stephen Fuller” — Carlstadt Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey. Free.

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of John Lennon” featuring Keith Beck — Mendham Library, Mendham, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Caldwell Library Literary Series. I’ll be speaking about my life as author and journalist. Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Nat King Cole Featuring Stephen Fuller” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of Johnny Cash Featuring Keith Beck” — Denville Library, Denville, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring Stephen Fuller” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Monday, June 4, 2018, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of Johnny Cash: Featuring Keith Beck” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free.

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2 p.m. “The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” Cliffside Park Library, Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Free.

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 2 p.m. “Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ Featuring Rob Fusari” — Kinnelon Library, Kinnelon, New Jersey. Free.

Friday, November 16, 2018, 1 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” — Woman’s Club of Chatham, “Chatham Room” of the Library, 214 Main Street, Chatham, New Jersey

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.

General

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Art and Inspiration/Motivational Speaking

“Say No to Bullying!”

“Create Your Dream Box and Make It Happen” (Limited to 10)

“Learn and Listen Series”

“The Life and Music of Freddie Mercury” (with Rob Fusari)

“History of Motown” (with Stephen Fuller)

“The Life and Music of Michael Jackson” (with Charlie Fusari or Stephen Fuller)

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

“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)

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)

“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”

“Remembering Our Pets”

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.

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) 2018 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree – April 2016

SpringMaryanne Mistretta, proprietor

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” – Richard Bach

Hello Butterflies! Happy Spring; the perfect time to call on your inner butterfly and get that book written! I can help you with my hands-on ghost writing/editing services.

Or maybe you need that perfect presentation for your library or senior center? Check out all the great stuff I have going on, listed below!

I look forward to hearing from you and working with you this spring!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

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

MANAGING EDITOR

Our spring issue of DiningOut magazine is now in restaurants and on newsstands in Hudson/Bergen County, New Jersey http://diningout.com/

Stay tuned for our summer issue, with features on New Jersey’s Taylor Ham sandwich and my interview with Mark Volman of The Turtles!

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS!

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m. at Carlstadt Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey. Free to public + samples, but must call library to sign up.

“Learn & Listen Series Presents the Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” Sunday, April 10, 2 p.m. at Florham Park Library, Florham Park, New Jersey. Free to public.

“Learn & Listen Series Presents the Life and Music of John Lennon” Tuesday, April 12, 1 p.m. at Roseville Manor, Newark, New Jersey. Private event for seniors.

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m. Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free to public + samples, but must call library to sign up.

“Learn & Listen Series Presents the Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” Monday, April 25, 11 a.m. St. Francis, Denville, New Jersey. Private event for seniors.

“Trends of the 1970s” Friday, April 29, 10:30 a.m., Teaneck Library, Teaneck, 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.

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” (music optional)

“Learn and Listen Series”

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

“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)

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”

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 50 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 52 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) 2016 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

BIO

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta has been writing professionally since 1995. She’s a self-employed award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and ghost writer.

She’s the lead market editor of DiningOut magazine, Bergen/Hudson County New Jersey edition.

Her work has appeared in The Paterson Press, Westfield Alternative Press, Millburn-Short Hills Alternative Press, South Orange Alternative Press, Maplewood Alternative Press, Suburban Essex, The Patch, The Montclair Times, The Jersey City Independent, Skinny News, NJ Health & Fitness, The Aquarian Arts Weekly (which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, April 2012), The Westsider, The Chelsea Clinton News, music.com, Tattoo Review, Punk Magazine, and Exit, to name a few.

Her health column “Here’s to Your Health” has appeared in The Patch Online. She’s also the former editor of NJ Health and Fitness. She’s the current editor of “Dining Out” (Bergen/Hudson County edition). Maryanne has interviewed health celebrities such as Oleda Baker, Paul Nisson, Carol Alt, David Wolfe and the late Nicholas Gonzales. Maryanne has spoken on healthy eating in many New Jersey libraries.

Maryanne’s first book “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” (memoir) is available on Amazon. Her second book “Love Cats” (fiction) is available on Amazon and Kindle.

She is also the founder of the non-profit organization R.O.A.R. (Respect Our Animals’ Rights) and volunteers for various organizations.

Maryanne lives in Union County, New Jersey, with her husband and cat, Derick. Interests include: writing, music, animals, and health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pear Tree February 2015

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Leonia Library with Sandra Gruber

“You will never get anything you want if you will never give yourself a chance to chase it.”Rizzi Vicci

Chase your dreams today! Have you ever dreamed about writing your book? I’ve helped several authors get their books published over the years. I can help you too! Call Pear Tree today: 908-276-1514 and get published in 2015.

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

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) 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

Jan. 8, I was on the book panel reading from “Guest List” at the West Orange Public Library. I had a fantastic time and met some other amazing authors.

“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.

PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENTS

“History of Valentine’s Day”

Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m., I’ll be presenting this lecture at the Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. I’m so excited to be going back there again! This will be my third time presenting there!

I’ll also be presenting “History of Valentine’s Day” on Saturday, Feb. 14, 1 p.m. at Warren Library, 2 Shotwell Dr., Belvidere, New Jersey.

“Lose Weight with Paleo”

I was excited to kick off the year with this lecture at the Leonia Public Library, Leonia, NJ. This topic holds dear to me, as the paleo lifestyle not only keeps me in shape, but had many other health benefits too! It was a nice surprise that my nephew Jonathan Mistretta and his mother-in-law Sandra Gruber showed up!

“Newsies: How the Newspaper Industry Began”

I’ll be presenting my favorite lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at noon, at Florham Park Seniors, 1111 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park, New Jersey.

“Newsies” will also be presented at Independence Manor, 188 Hwy. 31, Flemington, on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 10:30 a.m.

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (Children)

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

Saturday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m., we’ll be presenting again at the Garwood Library, Garwood, New Jersey.

Art Bridget & Me 1-16-15Bridget Briant and Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“Make Art Out of Recyclables”

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

I had a blast presenting this lecture at Arista Care in South Plainfield, New Jersey last month.

I’ll be presenting this lecture again on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m. at the Chatham Library, Chatham, New Jersey, for the Chatham Antique Society.

“Black History”

I’ll be presenting “Black History” on Thursday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. at Green Acres Manor, 1931 Lakewood Rd., Toms River.

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)

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”

“Italian Food, Family and Community”

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 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?”

Well, to find out, you can go to “The Vault” and check out my first newsletter which explains in full how I started my business.

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, copyediting 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.