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Pear Tree February 2020

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“Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways To Become Your Own Hero” sighting!!

At Barnes & Noble, Clark, New Jersey! 

“A writer never has a vacation. For a writer life consists of either writing or thinking about writing.” — Eugene Ionesco 

It’s so true that the writer’s mind is always going; even during a leisurely trip to the bookstore! Look what I found! Many copies of my latest book “Be (Extra)Ordinary: Ten Ways to Become Your Own Hero” right in a local Barnes & Noble! Hell, if I knew there would be a photo op, I would have brushed my hair! But here I am, in my laid back glory, pleasantly surprised!

Wishing all of you a loving February!

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! Email maryannechristiano@gmail.com

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).

JOURNALIST

I had a blast chatting on the phone for two hours with the incredible Brute Force! Enjoy my article on Brute Force for Culture Sonar! 

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 GIGS

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 1 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember.” Kip Senior Center,  55 Kip Avenue, Rutherford, NJ.  FREE. (Rain/Snow date, Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1 p.m.)

Sunday, February 9, 2020 “What is Love?” Motivational Speaking at Leading by Mission Pop-Up Shop, 1 to 5 p.m. My performance will be at 2:30 p.m. The Neighborhood House Association, 644 W. 4th St., Plainfield, NJ. Fee $5.

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 2 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry.” Kinnelon Public Library, Kinnelon, NJ.  FREE, but PLEASE call library to register.

Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7 p.m. “Be Your Own Hero Workshop.” Denville Library, Denville, NJ. (Rain/Snow Date, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7 p.m.) FREE.

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. I’ll be working the door for The Clark Record Riot! It costs $3, but mention “Pear Tree” and I’ll get you in free! The show is located at The Polish Cultural Foundation, 177 Broadway, Clark, New Jersey. There will be 40 tables of records, tapes, and CDs. Plus, tasty Polish food! Great music will be playing all day!

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.) FREE.

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) 2020 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree – March 2015

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Presenting “Make Art Out of Recyclables” at the Garwood Library

(Photo used with permission by parent)

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

True that imagination will take you everywhere! Before I began Pear Tree, I envisioned working for myself, with clients I liked so much I could call them friends. When you imagine great things, they will come true. It’s called Creative Visualization. Make your dreams come true today by letting me help you write and publish your book. Contact Pear Tree today at: 908-276-1514

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 my services (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 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

“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.

“Loving a Korean War Veteran” by Antoinette Lombardi

I’m thrilled to be assisting Antoinette Lombardi in writing her love story. Her husband Domenic was stationed in Korea and wrote her almost 500 letters during that time. It’s an incredible journey ferreting through the letters, photos and news clippings of that era. This will be a grand book – with photos!

PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENTS

“History of Valentine’s Day”

Last month I met the most wonderful people at the Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey and the Warren Library, Belvidere, New Jersey, while presenting this lecture!

“Luck of the Irish”

It’s that time of the year again! I’m psyched to be presenting this lecture at the following venues:

  • Saturday, March 7, 2 p.m. at Township of Washington Library, Township of Washington, New Jersey.
  • Sunday, March 8, 3 p.m. at New Providence Library, New Providence, New Jersey. Note that this special presentation will feature special guest Carol Erickson for a vocal performance following the lecture.
  • Monday, March 9, 7 p.m. at the Mahwah Public Library, Mahwah, New Jersey.
  • Friday, March 13, 2 p.m. at Newton Homestead, Newton, New Jersey.
  • Monday, March 16, at JCC in West Orange, New Jersey
  • Tuesday, March 17, at Hudson View in North Bergen, New Jersey.

“Newsies: How the Newspaper Industry Began”

Last month was super cool presenting my favorite lecture at both the Florham Park Seniors, Florham Park, New Jersey and at Independence Manor.

I’ll be presenting “Newsies” again at the following venues:

  • Thursday, March 12, 2 p.m. at Arista Care in South Plainfield, New Jersey.
  • Friday, March 20, 10:30 a.m. at Teaneck Public Library, Teaneck, New Jersey.

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (Children)

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” was presented at The Garwood Library last month and it was amazing! This month the program will be presented at Wantage Library, Wantage, New Jersey on Saturday, March 21, at 10 a.m.

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

I had a blast presenting this lecture again at the Chatham Library, Chatham, New Jersey, for the Chatham Antique Society.

Next up is Wednesday, March 4, 2 p.m. when I’m mad psyched to be returning to the Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey to present “Going, Going, Gone!” again!

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

Motivational Speaking for Schools

“Be a Leader, Not a Bully”

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, Fats and Bullet Proof Coffee” (includes coffee)

“Eat Well for the Holidays” (includes dish)

NEW! Learn and Listen Series

Ella Fitzgerald (with singer)

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!

If there’s an additional topic your residents may be interested in, I can research free of charge.

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 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?”

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, copy editing 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.