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Pear Tree — March 2017

maryanne-croppedMaryanne Christiano Mistretta

“Nothing stinks like a pile of unpublished writing.” -Sylvia Plath

 With this edition of Pear Tree, I bring you the BEST news ever! My third book “The Gypsy Smiled” was picked up by a traditional publisher! (Unlike my first two books, which were self-published.)

To say I’m walking on air would be about right! I’ve been having a blast celebrating with my husband, friends and family.

My publisher is GenZ and the book will be available all over the world in three to six months!

What a blessing!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing, ghost writing, book editing, 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. 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 from three to six months. YAY! 

 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:

Dream On! Trends in Sleep and Relaxation Supplements: http://vitaminretailer.com/dream-on/

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

 Esty Store!

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!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 PRIVATE for Chatham Antique Society. “History of April Fool’s Day.”

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” – Englewood Library, Englewood, New Jersey. Free.

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1 p.m. “The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” – Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey. Free.

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2 p.m. “Life and Music of Nat King Cole” – Cliffside Park Library, Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Free.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6 p.m. “Life and Music of Frank Sinatra” – Elmwood Park Library, Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Free.

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” – New City, New York. 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.

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.)

“Trends from the 1970s”

“How to Meet Your Soul Mate”

“History of Motown Music” (music optional)

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

“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 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)

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

“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.

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 — January 2017

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Keith Beck and Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“Learn & Listen Series: The Life & Music of David Bowie and John Lennon”

“I have the audience I deserve. Or at least I have the audience that represents the kind of people that I like.” — George Michael

One of the many blessings of being self-employed is connecting with, as George Michael once said, “the kind of people that I like.” Whether it’s in the audience for a Learn & Listen series or someone I’m helping write a memoir, it’s just one of the precious things about my business that I never take for granted!

I definitely look forward to more of that in 2017!

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

Feel free to contact me regarding my services (writing, ghost writing, book editing, 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 check out my blog (http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/) for updates and happenings. Or find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Linked-In.

WHAT’S NEW?

I am now working as an official wedding officiant! For more information and testimonies, visit: https://maryannemistrettaweddingofficiant.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/wedding-officiant/

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/

 Writing

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 favorite recent articles:

Dream On! Trends in Sleep and Relaxation Supplements: http://vitaminretailer.com/dream-on/

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

 Esty Store!

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!

All library presentations are FREE, but please contact the library to sign-up, as some of these events get filled very quickly! 

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, 1 p.m. Book reading and signing for “Love Cats” at Caldwell Library, Caldwell, New Jersey. Portions of book sales proceeds will go to R.O.A.R. (Respect Our Animals’ Rights) https://respectouranimalsrights.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, 7 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” — Lee Memorial Library, Allendale, New Jersey.

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, 1 p.m. “History of Valentine’s Day” — Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey.

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” – Englewood Library, Englewood, New Jersey. .

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1 p.m. “Life and Music of Elvis Presley” — Fairfield Library, Fairfield, New Jersey.

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2 p.m. “Life and Music of Nat King Cole” –- Cliffside Park Library, Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7 p.m. “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry” — New City Library, New City, New York (Rockland County).

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”

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

“Trends from the 1970s”

“How to Meet Your Soul Mate”

“History of Motown Music” (music optional)

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

“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 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)

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

“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.

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.

 

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Pear Tree – January 2016

SAM_9278Selfie at Elmwood Park Library, always having fun!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

“If you didn’t do anything that wasn’t good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous.” – Lemmy Kilmister

Almost nine years ago, I took a big chance. I left a cushy job as editorial assistant without a back-up plan. After a summer of rest and working part-time at a little health food store, which was even more frustrating, I decided to start Pear Tree Enterprises and lived happily ever after.

This summer will mark the ninth anniversary of Pear Tree. In the beginning, I took on all kinds of jobs and clients; and have crafted Pear Tree into solely a business of writing, ghost writing, book editing, typing, public speaking/lectures. Not only am I doing the things I love most, but working with people I adore! Life is truly pleasant when you take that “dangerous” chance and trust yourself! Perhaps 2016 is the year for you to take that chance?

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/

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 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”

“Christmas 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 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.

Copyright (c) 2016 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

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Pear Tree – May 2015

SAM_7122Spring has sprung!

“Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.” – Marlon Wayans

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, 40+ modeling) 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).

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

My fictitious “Love Cats” will be published later this month and available on Amazon, as well as directly from my publisher, Next Century. Stay tuned!

“Demons, Love and Hope” (formerly titled “The Love of God and a Good Man”) by Ana Kladivko with Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

Anna’s memoir is now with Next Century Publishing and will be published within the next few weeks! Exciting times ahead for Anna!

“200 Letters, 62 Years and a War” (Formerly “Loving a Korean War Veteran” by Antoinette and Domenic Lombardi, with Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

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

“Paris is Really for Lovers Part II” by Scarlet Cassadine

I’m so happy to be working with Scarlet again, copy editing her sophomore effort, as I worked on Part I last year and it’s available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Is-Really-For-Lovers/dp/1629038466

IN THE NEWS!

Prior to my “Paleo for Beginners” foodie event at the Washington Township Library, Long Valley, New Jersey, last month, I was interviewed in the Observer about my paleo lifestyle! Check it out! http://www.newjerseyhills.com/observer-tribune/news/caveman-diet-discussed-in-long-valley/article_225401a6-6fcd-5968-8968-355e730c439a.html

PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENTS

“Italian Food Family and Community”

Last month I presented this lecture at the William E. Dermody Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey. I had the time of my life meeting the most interesting people, including artist Andrea Mistretta (http://www.mardigrasgraphics.com/).

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

I’m excited to be presenting this lecture on Tuesday, May 12, at Fellowship Senior Living, Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

I’ll be presenting this program again:

  • Wednesday, May 13, Seabrook, Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

 “History of Motown”

I can’t wait to present this phenomenal music-history lesson on Monday, May 18, 7 p.m. at the Bridgewater Library, Bridgewater, New Jersey.

“Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

Last month was super cool presenting my favorite lecture at Arista Care in South Plainfield, New Jersey and Teaneck Public Library, Teaneck, New Jersey.

“History of Mother’s Day”

I had a most wonderful time presenting this lecture for the Bridgewater Women’s Club last month. If your club is interested in a lecture, reduced rates are available!

I’ll be presenting “Mother’s Day” again:

  • Friday, May 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Arista Care, South Plainfield, New Jersey
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7 p.m. at Franklin Lakes Library, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (Children)

Last month, Bridget Briant, Lorraine Brown, and I had a fabulous time presenting at the following New Jersey libraries: Sayreville Library, Lincoln Park Library, Millburn Library, Fairview Library and Secaucus Library. It’s truly rewarding to be around such creative children!

Stay tuned, there will be more dates for this fun program in June and July!

“Senior Prom”

“Senior Prom” was presented at the NJ Easter Star, Bridgewater, New Jersey last month. What a beautiful group of people! I can’t wait to go back!

“Learn and Listen Series: “Ella Fitzgerald”

Carol Erickson and I will be presenting “The Life and Music of Ella Fitzgerald” on Monday, May 4, 1 p.m. at The Jewish Federation Plaza, West Orange, New Jersey.

“Learn and Listen Series: “Elvis Presley”

Ruben Castillo and I will be presenting “The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” on Sunday, May 10, 2:30 p.m. at Spring Hills, Morristown, New Jersey.

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

This was the very first lecture I ever presented, two years ago at Mount Arlington Senior Living, Mount Arlington, New Jersey. I’m so happy to be going back there to present a repeat on Friday, May 8, 2 p.m.

 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”

“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)

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” (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 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/portfolio/3652779/viewall

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.

Copyright (c) 2015 Pear Tree Enterprises. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pear Tree – April 2015

SAM_6933Carol Erickson (left), Maryanne Mistretta (center) and Bridget Briant (right)

Presentation of “Luck of the Irish”

“Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.” – Shaquille O’Neal

One of the coolest things is completing a writing assignment and hearing the words “Excellent job.” The more you write – or do anything – the better you get at it. Your craft becomes second nature and you’re able to do so much in a short time. People always assume I’m so busy, and I am, but “excellence” in repeating my craft keeps me on top of things.

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).

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

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 Vetern” 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!

“A Journey to the Gallows” by Vic Butsch and Tommy Coletti

Last year, around this time, Tommy Coletti, co-author of “A Journey to the Gallows” (available April 14, 2015) used my services to edit this amazing book. It’s the fictionalized story of American hero Aaron Dwight Stevens who fought for the rights of African Americans during the Harper’s Ferry raid.

For more information on “A Journey to the Gallows” please visit: http://www.ajourneytothegallows.com/

Journalism

It was a very rewarding experience covering the “Read to Know” event for Paterson Press: http://www.northjersey.com/towns/paterson/hundreds-show-up-for-book-giveaway-at-paterson-library-1.1298935

PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENTS

The NotMom Summit, in Cleveland, Ohio

My big news is that it’s confirmed! I’ll be speaking at the NotMom Summit in Cleveland, Ohio, this October 2015. For more information and my NotMom interview, visit here: http://thenotmom.com/the-notmom-interview-maryanne-christiano-mistretta-author-of-on-the-guest-list/

“Italian Food Family and Community”

I’ll be presenting this lecture Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7 p.m., at the William E. Dermody Library, Carlstadt, New Jersey.

“Luck of the Irish”

I had a most wonderful time presenting “Luck of the Irish” last month, with thanks to special guest Carol Erickson who sang Irish tunes at some of the events. The libraries and assisted living facilities that hosted “Luck of the Irish” were: Township of Washington Library, Township of Washington, New Jersey; New Providence Library, New Providence New Jersey; Mahwah Public Library, Mahwah, New Jersey; JCC in West Orange, New Jersey; and Hudson View in North Bergen, New Jersey.

 “Newsies: History of the Newspaper Industry”

Last month was super cool presenting my favorite lecture at Arista Care in South Plainfield, New Jersey and Teaneck Public Library, Teaneck, New Jersey.

“Paleo for Beginners”

I’m honored to be returning to the Washington Township Library, Long Valley, New Jersey, on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7 p.m., to present this lecture from the “Healthy Foodies” series.

“History of Mother’s Day”

Tuesday, April 14, 2015, I’ll be presenting this lecture for the Bridgewater Women’s Club. If your club is interested in a lecture, reduced rates are available!

“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (Children)

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

We apologize for the inconvenience that Berkeley Heights Library cancelled our previously scheduled program on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.

This month we’ll be presenting at the following libraries:

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Sayreville Library ,Sayreville, New Jersey
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015, 4:30 p.m., Lincoln Park Library, Lincoln Park, New Jersey
  • Monday, April 20, 2015, 6:30 p.m., Millburn Library, Millburn, New Jersey
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 4 p.m., Fairview Library, Fairview, New Jersey
  • Monday, April 27, 2015, 4 p.m., Secaucus Library, Secaucus, New Jersey
  • Thursday, April 30, 2015, 4 p.m., Westwood Free Public Library, Westwood, New Jersey

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

I had a blast presenting this lecture again at the Elmwood Park Library. As always, I love to go there, as it’s one of my favorite libraries in New Jersey.

“Senior Prom”

I’ll be presenting for the first time at NJ Eastern Star, Bridgewater, on Thursday, April 23, 2015, 3 p.m.

All Lectures

Here is the complete list of all the current available 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”

“Learn and Listen Series”

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

“The Life and Music of Elvis Presley” (with Ruben Castillo)

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” (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?”

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.