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Pear Tree – August 2021

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, Show Boat, Atlantic City, July 2021

 “A life without love is like a year without summer.” —Swedish Proverb

Hey Gang!

How has your summer been? I’m totally loving it, especially now that places are re-open for live music shows.

And guess what? It looks like Pear Tree is back in full swing! I have some live programs booked! Check them out below. And in the meantime, if you need anything, check out the “What Can I Do For You?” section, as I’ve re-added some old stuff! After a brief break, I’m ghost writing again. AND, for the first time since 2009, Pear Tree is offering personal assistance!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Shoot me an email at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

I’m available for ghost writing and memoir writing, blogging, editing, essays, and Facebook updates. And public speaking, as well as working events tables at trade shows such as Chiller and Comic Con. AND, back from what I did in 2009 — I’ve re-added “personal assistance.”

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).

WRITING/BOOKS/JOURNALISM

Currently working on my next book. Shh! It’s a secret!

Publications I’m currently writing for: Dental Products Shopper, Trenton Journal, and Nutfield Publishing.

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  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: Love Cats

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, August 31, 2021, PRIVATE EVENT “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember”

Tuesday, September 29, 2021, “Journaling Workshop” at West Orange Library, West Orange, NJ. Free, but call library to sign up.

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

LECTURES/TALKS/PRESENTATIONS

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”

“Journaling”

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 May 2021

“I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” — Louise Hay

Hey Gang!

Last month I spoke about semi-retiring and taking art classes, as well as studying to become a feline behaviorist. Both are going great! I’ve been getting nothing but 95 and 100 on my grades for feline behavior!

Check out one of my paintings, in acrylic, right below!

Pear Tree is still going strong, just on a part-time basis.

I am no longer ghost writing (only editing books that are completed), but I’m available for blogging and journalism. I’m also doing more modeling (yes, at 57!) and acting. There’s also public speaking via Zoom (see what I have to offer below), as well as publishing consulting.

While we are still in the pandemic here in the USA, we continue to be cautious. At Pear Tree, I’m happy to work with you via phone calls; or at your home wearing a mask and social distancing.

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. I am no longer ghost writing, but I am available to edit copy that’s already written.

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).

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  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: Love Cats

EVENTS

During COVID, I’m also 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”

“Journaling”

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 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 September 2020

IMG_3395Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, proprietor 

“Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.” — Kahlil Gibran 

This has been a hard year for so many. But even during moments of struggle, do not give up on your dreams. Last week my husband and I took in a scared feral kitten. It was exhausting worrying how the kitten’s bill of health was. When we heard from the vet he was perfectly healthy what a relief! But the kitten was still frightened and skittish. However, one week later, the kitten is now trusting and playful, as a kitten should be. What does this tell you? That anything situation can change to a positive within a short time. All it takes is trust. Trust in God or the Universe. And trust in yourself. Times may be challenging, but that makes going for the gold even more rewarding!

This month I have something totally new! I’ll be hosting a motivational camp for middle school and high school students at Metta Casa in Scotch Plains, NJ. For more information, see below under EVENTS.

I’m also helping people ghost write their books remotely — and it sure is fun!

If anyone needs kind words or a prayer, I am here for you, just an email away: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

Check out my You Tube Channel for inspiration! Be YOUnique The Anti-Bullying You Tube Channel

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

[NOTE: During COVID19, all book writing services will be conducted over the phone.]

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

For the moment, these services are suspended: Public speaking/lectures, wedding officiant, and over 50 model.

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).

INSPIRATION

I’m excited to share that I was featured on the Loving the 50-something blog as someone “Amazing Over 50”! You can check it out here: Amazing Over 50

Again, if you need 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

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.

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) 2020 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree — July 2019

DSCF3793Play time! 

“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” — Dolly Parton

The past few weeks there was a major theme in my personal life–FUN! I’m so blessed to be married to such a fun-loving husband, Dennis. While we both have our careers, we always carve out some time for date nights; usually on a week night when there are less people around. And taking long weekends in the middle of the week. Why wait for Friday? That’s the rock star way, right? Live your life to the fullest, always. Don’t wait for weekends, holidays, and vacations, I’ve always said!

Business has been equally fun this past month. The greatest news is that my book “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is now available on audio! Sara Stanton who reads it, has also done audio for other great books, my favorite being The Mediterranean Diet!

I’ve been doing Facebook blogs for two amazing companies, and just started helping a new client write her book.

Would you like to be a part of Pear Tree too? You can become a part of the High Five tribe by reading on and making your dreams come true!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree journey and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book? 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. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

Facebook Blurb Blogging

Don’t have time for Facebook updates? I can help!

For the past year I’ve been posting for R&S Landscaping. For great landscaping tips and service, visit them at: https://www.facebook.com/RSLandscaping/

And my newest Facebook client is Riverside Cemetery. Their grounds are absolutely beautiful! For Jewish news, and a possible grave site to consider, visit them at: https://www.facebook.com/riversidecemeterynj/

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” Millburn Library, Millburn, New Jersey. FREE, but must call to register!

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11 a.m. Author Talk/Book Signing, Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey. “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” — My story of being a victim of bullying and a survivor! Autographed copies of the book will be available. “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is also available on Amazon. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

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

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

“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!”

“Be Your Own Hero!”

“Meet Your Soul Mate”

Health Conscious Foodies 

(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.

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Pear Tree – April 2019

 

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“7.5 billion people in the world and you let the opinion of one stop your good energy? You’re better than that.” — Jake Ducey. 

No! No one has the power to stop my good energy — or your good energy! We’re better than that, indeed! Thank you Jake Ducey, for the wisdom.

Sometimes I feel that it’s a devil’s trap. When things are going incredibly well, there’s always a party pooper ready to rain on your parade. The good news is, it’s easy to train your brain to move in a totally different direction and bask in all the wonderment that is YOU, my friend! Keep those good vibes coming!

There’s been a lot of greatness stirring around in my universe lately. Just last night I won “Best Table Topics” at Toastmasters International Westfield. Table Topics is when you answer a random question, on the spot, with only two minutes. It kind of reminds me of watching the Miss America pageant with my grandmother when I was a little girl. I was always amazed at the ladies answering random questions with such grace. Now here I am doing it!

And here’s a Q&A interview I recently did with KiCam to promote my upcoming book: “Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Hero” https://kicamprojects.com/questions-author-maryanne-christiano-mistretta/

Read on, to see how you can become a part of Pear Tree…What can I do for YOU? Or perhaps buy one of my books, or book one of my programs. I look forward to working with you!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Do you want to be a part of the Pear Tree journey and make your dreams come true?  Would you like to book a program, or get help writing your book? 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, 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).

 AUTHOR

 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. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

“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://www.amazon.com/Guest-List-Adventures-Music-Journalist/dp/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/

 “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!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” — Wanaque Library, Wanaque, New Jersey. FREE!

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” — Glen Rock Library, Glen Rock, New Jersey. FREE!

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 7 p.m. “Healthy Pasta Alternatives” Cliffside Park Library, Cliffside Park, New Jersey. FREE, but must call to register! There will be sampling!

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2 p.m. “The Life and Music of David Bowie” (featuring Rob Fusari) — Scotch Plains Library, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. FREE. We are donating ALL of our proceeds from this event to animals! Half will go to CareBear Box (which benefits animals in shelters) and half will go to ROAR (which donates to various animal groups)! 

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 11 a.m. Author Talk/Book Signing, Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey. “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” — My story of being a victim of bullying and a survivor! Autographed copies of the book will be available. “I Don’t Want to Be Like You” is also available on Amazon. To get your copy, go here: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261

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

“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)

“Meet Your Soul Mate” (with Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta and Dana Cilento Murphy)

Health Conscious Foodies (Plant-based) 

(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.

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Pear Tree – September 2015

SAM_8265Maryanne, proprietor, enjoying birthday!

August is not only my birthday month, but always the celebration of Pear Tree, which began August 2008. Pear Tree is now on its seventh year! It’s been truly amazing! ❤

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“Upon awakening, let the words Thank You flow from your lips, for this will remind you to begin your day with gratitude and compassion.” – Wayne Dyer

Rest in peace, Wayne Dyer. What a loss. Reading his positive affirmations every single morning was a big part of my life. He was a great contribution to this world and will be missed.

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

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

“200 Letters, 62 Years and a War” by Antoinette and Domenic Lombardi

Antoinette and Domenic’s memoir is nearing publication also. We are just putting the final touches on the book. Stay tuned!

Managing Editor

My exciting news for the month is that I am the managing editor for the upcoming Bergen/Hudson County, New Jersey edition of Dining Out magazine! I am honored to be a part of this fine publication! http://diningout.com/

EVENTS

FREE! Book Reading/Signing: Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at Cresskill Library, Cresskill, New Jersey, 7 p.m., I’ll be reading from my first book, “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist.” There will be a Q&A as well as a book signing. Copies of my new book “Love Cats” will also be available.

“Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember”: I’ll be presenting this lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, at Westwind Assisted Living, Franklin, New Jersey. This event is for Westwind residents only.

“Learn & Listen Series: The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald”: will be presented Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, at Westminster Village, Westminster, PA. This event is for Westminster residents only.

FREE! Book Reading/Signing: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at Maywood Library, Maywood, New Jersey, 6:30 p.m., I’ll be reading from my first book, “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist.” There will be a Q&A as well as a book signing. Copies of my new book “Love Cats” will also be available.

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”

“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

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.

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