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Pear Tree February 2021

The ultimate dream in life is to be able to do what you love and learn something from it. — Jennifer Love Hewitt

Happy Valentine’s Day and Black History Month! During this month known for love, inspiration, and perserverance, I trust that everyone will continue to pursue their dreams. While we are still in the pandemic here in the USA, we continue to be cautious. At Pear Tree, I’m working 100 percent from home, except for some random modeling gigs. Last month, I scored two new clients for writing gigs and have not met either publisher. This is nothing new for someone who is self-employed and working from home, but damn, I want the option! Who can relate? As the rest of you, I’m looking forward to the day when we can handshake with our clients again!

View the next section “What Can I Do For You?” to see what I can do for you and your business! Whether it’s blogging or writing or working on your book – I can help you get your not-boring life down on paper!

Contact Pear Tree today: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

Note: We can work remotely during COVID, via ZOOM or telephone. This has been working out great. Why not start a new journey from the comforts of your own home? Get that book written today!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

During these stressful times it’s hard to think about dreams, or business in general. But if you want to get your mind off of things, writing a book may be a great idea. And I can help you. Shoot me an email at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

I’m also available for blogging, editing, essays, and Facebook updates.

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).

JOURNALISM

Current publications I am writing for are: Vitamin Retailer Magazine, Grey Journal, Routes, Trenton Journal, and Things Women Want.

Here are some recent articles:

“Go With Your Heart” https://niemagazine.com/go-with-your-heart/

“Color Me Beautiful” https://thingswomenwant.com/color-me-beautiful/

“Why Friends Should Work Together” https://thingswomenwant.com/why-friends-should-work-together/

“Joe Clark Tribute” https://greyjournal.net/news/joe-louis-clark-nj-principal-who-inspired-film-lean-on-me-died-age-82/

“2021 Women’s Fashion Trends” https://greyjournal.net/play/style/2021-womens-fashion-trends-that-will-make-your-life-simpler/

INSPIRATION

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

BOOKS! 

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta will be available October 2019. To pre-order, go here: Be ExtraOrdinary

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta 

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audio versions! To get your copy, go here: I Don’t Want to Be Like You

“Love Cats” second edition by Krystianna Mercury is now available: Love Cats

BLOGGING 

R&S Landscaping! I provide Facebook updates for them each month. Check them out. If you’re in Bergen County New Jersey area, they can do this for you too: R&S Landscaping

EVENTS

If you missed The Holiday Channel Christmas Wonderthon and are still in the Christmas spirit, you can view the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21MaBzaOsbM&t=5108s&fbclid=IwAR1hq1Ip1E6PX-VHs4tmwaOxc4Uuj3lXjfhtkj1HK9nFgsBV6_LgwcqVO5k

During COVID, I’m available for ZOOM Events! (See Lectures/Talks/Presentations/ZOOM Classes below.)

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/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS/ZOOM CLASSES

Below is the complete list of all the current available lectures. Note that lectures/talks/workshops can be custom-tailored to the event.

General 

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Inspiration/Motivational Speaking 

“Say No to Bullying!”

“What is Love?”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

“Be YOUnique: Don’t Let Bullies Define You”

Health Conscious Foodies 

(Note: Limited to 20 people in person; unlimited in ZOOM)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)

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 raffles!)

Call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

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) 2021 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree – November 2019

Photo by JayneAuthor Reading/Signing at Caldwell Library (Photo by Jayne DiGregorio) 

“The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can’t help it.” — Leo Rosten.

October was unbelievable! First, Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Hero is released! THEN, Love Cats gets picked up for a SECOND EDITION by traditional publisher Pink Flamingo Media — whoa! It will be released in 2020.

To say I am walking on air is an understatement!

During the month of October, I’ve also completed my first playwright, Ain’t Life a Beach! It will be performed at the Westlake Golf & Country Club in Jackson, NJ, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 7 p.m. info on tickets TBA.

Jesse Walker, of “The Jesse Walker Show” will be the star on the show and I was honored to be a guest on his show recently. You can check out the interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7_O5ZdsVNo&t=2s

This is what life is all about, doing what you love and being happy!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Would you like to make your dreams come true too? Do you have a book inside you I can help you write? Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree High-Five Tribe and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book (or blog or Facebook page)? Become part of the Pear Tree journey! Call 908-276-1514 during business hours of noon to 6 p.m.; or email maryannechristiano@gmail.com anytime!

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing coach, writing, ghost writing/memoir writing, book editing, blogging, typing, public speaking/lectures, wedding officiant, and over 50 model) 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).

AUTHOR

 Current Books

“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta will be available October 2019. To pre-order, go here: https://kicamprojects.com/shop/be-extraordinary/

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta 

“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is available on Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audio versions! To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

Monday, October 7, 2019, 2 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Wallington Library, Wallington, New Jersey. FREE, but must call to register.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, 2 p.m. “Eat Well for the Holidays,” Westfield Library, Westfield, New Jersey. FREE, but must call to register. Sampling!

Pop Up Shop

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 2 to 6 p.m. (Maryanne will be reading poetry at 3:30 prompt!) Leading by Mission Pop Up Shop. There will be comedy, music, poetry, and shopping. $10 in advance (email me for tickets): maryannechristiano@gmail.com); $15 door – and ACCEPTING TOY DONATIONS. The Neighborhood House Association, 644 W. 4th St., Plainfield, NJ.

Monday, January 6, 2020, 1 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” West Milford Recreation Center, 66 Cahill Cross Rd., West Milford, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, January 14, 2020, 1 p.m.)

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 1 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Kip Senior Center,  55 Kip Avenue, Rutherford, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, February 1, 1 p.m.)

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:30 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry.” Kinnelon Public Library, Kinnelon, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, January 30, 2020, 6:30 p.m.)

Saturday, May 25, 2020, 11 a.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Cedar Grove Library, Cedar Grove, New Jersey. (Rain/Snow Date, Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11 a.m.)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 7 p.m. “Ain’t Life a Beach” play, written by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and starring Jesse Walker, presented at The Westlake Golf & Country Club, Jackson, New Jersey. Info on tickets TBA.

I also have some private events booked for seniors, antique clubs, women’s clubs, schools, and corporations. I can do a presentation for your private group too.

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/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

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 (For libraries, senior groups, JCCs, etc.) 

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Inspiration/Motivational Speaking (for schools/corporations/etc.) 

“Say No to Bullying!”

Inspirational/Motivational WORKSHOPS! 

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

Be YOUnique, anti-bullying channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLq6J9MSvcjd-haQ30ycLWA?view_as=subscriber

Health Conscious Foodies (for libraries or women’s groups) 

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)

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 and availability.

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) 2019 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.