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Pear Tree – October 2022

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
Count Basie Theatre, bar/patio, September 2022

“All I ever wanted, since I was a child, was to do something wonderful.” — Patti Smith

Two weeks ago I went to see Patti Smith perform — again. She was my first cool concert, when I was 15, and I’ve been inspired by her ever since. One of my favorite Smith quotes was when she said, “I can do that!” in regard to seeing Jim Morrison on stage.

Believing in yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself. And you don’t have to have just one talent. You can have many. That’s why the term “renaissance” comes in handy for those of us who dabble in many areas — not only in areas that we love, but areas we are good at!

Thinking as a Renaissance woman, which in modern times means “branding yourself,” is how I helped develop Pear Tree Enterprises. And I’ve been having fun ever since! It’s the Pear Tree way.

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

  • BOOK EDITING (Completed manuscripts only)
  • SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • EXTRA WORK (or small acting roles in commercials and indie films)
  • OVER 50 MODELING
  • EVENT HELP
  • CAT SITTING

Note: Pear Tree will only present lectures/talks with a contract to be paid “day of.”

ABSOLUTELY NO NEGOTIATIONS.

JOURNALISM

Earlier this month I interviewed rising star, Natalia Artigas who plays a young Gloria Estefan at Papermill Playhouse: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/hoboken/sections/arts-and-entertainment/articles/hoboken-s-natalia-artigas-reaching-for-the-stars

ANTI-BULLYING

I was highly honored to be invited back as a guest on James Burns’ Anti-Bullying 101 podcast.

You can listen here: https://anchor.fm/james-burns5/episodes/Meet-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta-e1ho8u0

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

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 7 p.m. — “Healthy Pasta Alternatives” @ Roseland Library, Roseland, NJ. FREE, but must call library to sign up. There will be sampling and giveaways!
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2022 — Private Event.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 1 p.m. — “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” @ Livingston Community Center, Livingston, NJ.
  • Saturday, November 5, 2022, 1 p.m. “Eat Well for the Holidays” @Hillside Public Library, Hillside, NJ. FREE, but you must call library to sign up. There will be sampling and giveaways!
  • Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10:30 a.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” @ Kip Center, Rutherford, NJ.
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022, 1 p.m. “Going Going Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember @Hillside Public Library, Hillside, NJ. FREE, but you must call library to sign up.

CATSITTING!

During the pandemic, I became a certified feline behaviorist. I’m honored to say I’ve teamed up with Meowtel and am now available for cat sitting! https://meowtel.com/sitter/416445e522/purrfect-paws-cat-sitting

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an award winning journalist, international author, book editor/ghost writer and speaker. Contact: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com. Or call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

List of Topics for Speaking Engagements

General

Anti-Bullying: Take Your Power Back!

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

“Law of Attraction: Focusing on Positive Thoughts”

Workshops

“Meet Your Soul Mate: It’s Easier Than You Think”

Health Conscious Foodies
(Note: Those that include a dish are limited to 20 people)

“Raw Foods for Beginners” (includes raw pudding dessert)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Vegan for Beginners” (includes dish)

“Eat Healthy for the Holidays” (includes dish)

Seniors

“Here’s to Your Health and the Benefits of Walking”

Children

“Be a Leader, Not a Bully” (geared to all age groups)

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.

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) 2022 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree May 2022

In honor of my late grandmothers, Mary Mustachio and Gussy Finamore

“When one door shuts, another one opens.” — Grandma

“There’s a drive in me that won’t allow me to do certain things that are easy.” — Johnny Depp

The reason I began Pear Tree back in 2008 was to challenge myself. And that I did. During those years I became an author and public speaker. My traditionally published books can be purchased in Barnes & Noble stores.

It’s easy to work a full time job as an editorial assistant, or a part-time job as a cashier. It’s easy to be laid back and go to any job, whether it’s an office clerk or a chiropractor, get involved in gossip, and look forward to vacations. To me, no matter how much money you make, or how chill the job is, that’s not a life! I want to LEARN. I want to LIVE! And honestly, Pear Tree is the only source that provides me those opportunities. No two days are alike. I am blessed to have created something special that’s been going on both full time and part time all these years.

I began Pear Tree during the summer of the stock market crash, and Pear Tree survived a bad economy, Hurricane Sandy, and the Covid19 pandemic.

This is what speaks to my clients and peers–the longevity of Pear Tree!

Whether it’s editing a book, using some event help, or photographing an older, experienced, model, I can help! Reach out and call Pear Tree today – 908-276-1514 for service that gives you a voice!

SUPPORT PEARTREE!

https://ko-fi.com/maryannechristianomistretta/?hidefeed=true&widget=true&embed=true&preview=true

You can support Pear Tree by pressing the above link to buy me a coffee! Or a kombucha!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

  • BOOK EDITING (Completed manuscripts only)
  • SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
  • EXTRA WORK (or small acting roles in commercials and indie films)
  • OVER 50 MODELING
  • EVENT HELP

Unfortunately, Pear Tree will no longer present to libraries unless there is a signed contract to be paid “day of.” Pear Tree Enterprises is not a collection agency, therefore checks must be presented “day of” or the program will not be. NO NEGOTIATIONS.

ANTI-BULLYING

I was highly honored to be invited back as a guest on James Burns’ Anti-Bullying 101 podcast.

You can listen here: https://anchor.fm/james-burns5/episodes/Meet-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta-e1ho8u0

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

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 – NO EXCEPTIONS! Waiver or contract must be signed in advance.

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an award winning journalist, international author, book editor/ghost writer and speaker. Contact: MaryAnneChristiano@Gmail.com. Or call 908-276-1514 for pricing and availability.

List of Topics for Speaking Engagements

General

Anti-Bullying: Take Your Power Back!

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

“Law of Attraction: Focusing on Positive Thoughts”

Workshops

“Meet Your Soul Mate: It’s Easier Than You Think”

Health Conscious Foodies
(Note: Those that include a dish are limited to 20 people)

“Raw Foods for Beginners” (includes raw pudding dessert)

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives” (includes dish)

“Vegan for Beginners” (includes dish)

“Eat Healthy for the Holidays” (includes dish)

Seniors

“Here’s to Your Health and the Benefits of Walking”

Children

“Be a Leader, Not a Bully” (geared to all age groups)

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.

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) 2022 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree – July 2021

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, over 50 modeling (Photo by David Esposito).

“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.” — Joan Rivers

Hey Gang! Three months ago I spoke about semi-retiring. Pear Tree is going strong on a part-time basis with some incredible things on the horizon. Just because I’m semi-retired, it doesn’t mean I’m turning my back on doors that are opening. Life is great that way! You never know what to expect.

Now that the pandemic is nearing an end, I am no longer doing ZOOM classes. Honestly, I am all ZOOMed out! I’m looking forward to, cautiously, doing public speaking and events again — LIVE!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR 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. And public speaking, as well as working events tables at trade shows such as Chiller and Comic Con.

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

Currently, I’m writing Facebook updates for Express Automotive (https://www.facebook.com/expressautometuchen). Stop by and give a “like” or a “love.” There’s great car tips, and even car-inspired songs to get you moving! We also said “good-bye” to shop cat, Ethyl. Feel free to leave your condolences. ❤

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

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 — September 2017

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Golden September — it’s a time to dream and a time to make those dreams come true. — James Kambos

 

“Dreams come true” seems to be the theme of my life. From time to time I look at my old paper journals, memory feeds in Facebook, and my old Pear Tree newsletters and it seems so many wonderful things have been experienced and accomplished.

I’m incredibly blessed for all the many people I have in my life; whether it’s love, friendships, or work — life just keeps getting better and better!

This month in particular, I look forward to having my third book “The Gypsy Smiled” published by GenZ on Sept. 15. Be on the look out for it!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

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

“The Gypsy Smiled” will be traditionally published by GenZ and available on Amazon on SEPTEMBER 15! 

PUBLIC SPEAKER

 UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS!

Sunday, September 10, 2017 — PRIVATE PARTY “The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald”

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of David Bowie” Elmwood Park Library. Free.

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 2 p.m. “The Life and Music of David Bowie” – Kinnelon Library, Kinnelon, New Jersey. Free.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7 to 10 p.m. I’m honored to be reading my poetry at the All About Eve Festival held at the West End Arts Center, 132 West End Ave., Long Branch, N.J. Tickets are $15.

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of John Lennon” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 7 p.m. “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” – Nutley, New Jersey. Book reading and book signing. Free.

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 2 p.m. “Thanksgiving Fun Facts” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, January 20, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Johnny Cash” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Janis Joplin” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, 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.

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

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 3 p.m. “The Life and Music of Sammy Davis Jr.” — Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, 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.

Paid Programs

General

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

Art/Inspiration

“Create Your Dream Box” (Limited to 10, must have sign up sheet)

 “Learn and Listen Series” (MADE FRONT PAGE OF CALDWELL NEWS!) 

“The Life and Music of David Bowie”

“The Life and Music of John Lennon”

“The Life and Music of Johnny Cash”

“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald”

“The Life and Music of Janis Joplin”

Read more about the Learn & Listen Series on the front page of the Caldwell News! http://www.mypaperonline.com/library-patrons-learn-and-listen-about-famous-musicians.html

 

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)

“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) 2017 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

 

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Pear Tree — June 2017

SAM_2602Presby Iris Gardens, Montclair, NJ

“What in your life is calling you, When all the noise is silenced, The meetings adjourned … The lists laid aside, And the Wild Iris blooms By itself In the dark forest … What still pulls on your soul?” – Rumi

What pulls on your soul? I certainly don’t have to go to the dark forest to know that writing – in all forms, newspaper, magazine, books – is my greatest love. I’m very excited that “The Gypsy Smiled” will be published later this year by GenZ Publishing.

I’ve also been writing for New View Media and Vitamin Retailer Magazine. As well as blogging for various sources; and book editing.

Perhaps I can make your dreams come true too?

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).

 

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/

“The Gypsy Smiled” will be traditionally published by GenZ later this year.

Journalism

I’ve been a professional journalist since 1995, writing for magazines, websites and newspapers. Currently I am writing for Vitamin Retailer Magazine and New View Media.

Here are links to some recent articles:

“Reigning Cats & Dogs”: http://vitaminretailer.com/reigning-cats-dogs/

Grammy Winning Producer Rob Fusari: https://issuu.com/newviewmg/docs/livingston_-_october_2016_1.32.44_p/13?e=18163354/39801602

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” – Carlstadt Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey. Free.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “The Life and Music of Nat King Cole” – Cherry Hill Public Library, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Free.

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, 7 p.m. “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” – Nutley, New Jersey. Book reading and book signing. Free.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 2 p.m. “Thanksgiving Fun Facts” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, 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.

SAM_2444Stephen Fuller and Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta present “Learn & Listen: The Life and Music of Nat King Cole.” 

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.

Paid Programs

General

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

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

 

“Learn and Listen Series” (MADE FRONT PAGE OF CALDWELL NEWS!) 

“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 Sammy Davis Jr.” (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)

“The Life and Music of Patsy Cline” (with Adrienne Asterita)

“The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” (with Adrienne Asterita; or fill-in, Doreen Brusca Arminio )

Read more about the Learn & Listen Series on the front page of the Caldwell News! http://www.mypaperonline.com/library-patrons-learn-and-listen-about-famous-musicians.html

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)

“Paleo for Beginners” (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) 2017 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

 

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Pear Tree — June 2016

SAM_0202Me, outside of Count Basie Theatre, for The Monkees show!

Reading and Music are the best parts of summer!

“‘Come with me,’ Mom says.
To the library.
Books and summertime
go together.”

― Lisa Schroeder

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/

ART

Pear Tree now has a store where you can purchase my artwork! Enjoy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PearTreePunkArtParty?ref=hdr_shop_menu

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS!

“Learn & Listen Series Presents the Life and Music of David Bowie (featuring Keith Beck)” Friday, June 3, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Boonton Library, Boonton, New Jersey. Free to public.

“Going, Going, Gone: What the Next Generation Won’t Remember” Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Pompton Lakes Carnival Center, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. Private event for seniors.

“Raw Food for Beginners” Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1 p.m. Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free to public, but most call to sign-up – limited to 20 people.

“Love Cats – Book Reading/Signing” Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 7 p.m. Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free. Signed copies of “Love Cats” are available for $20. Proceeds of sales will go to my non-profit organization R.O.A.R. (Respect Our Animals’ Rights) to benefit various animal groups.

“On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist – Book Reading/Signing Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7 p.m. Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free. Signed copies of “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” are available for $20.

“Learn & Listen Series Presents the Life and Music of Johnny Cash (featuring Keith Beck)” Friday, July 1, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Boonton Library, Boonton, New Jersey. Free to public.

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.

LECTURE LIST

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”

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

“Trends from the 1970s”

“How to Meet Your Soul Mate, It’s Easier Than You Think”

“History of Motown Music” (music optional)

“Italian Food, Family and Community” (music optional)

“Learn and Listen Series”

“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 Frank Sinatra” (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)

Health Conscious Foodies

(Note: Limited to 20 people)

“Raw Foods for Beginners” (includes sampling)

“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”

“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.

SPOKESMODEL

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Great news! Pear Tree has teamed up with Be the Difference! The following link will lead you to more info on getting a cute, inspirational t-shit like the one I am wearing in this picture, plus, a 10 percent discount when you mention “peartree” — https://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/honesty-freedom/

Happy t-shirt weather!

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.

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