Maryanne and Bennie, when he was still healthy — Rest in peace, my sweet angel…
“Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” — Winnie the Pooh
What a sad, sad month February has been. Last summer, my husband and I took in a beautiful feral cat we named Bennie. We learned, from the vet, that Bennie had FIV (a feline auto-immune disorder). We loved him anyway and took him in our home with open arms. He was only 3-years-old.
A few months later, Bennie had a cut on his neck that wasn’t healing. After several visits to the vet and one emergency rush to an animal hospital, we realized Bennie wasn’t going to make it. He had a brain tumor, with no chance of survival. We had to put him down.
After it happened, I screamed, “NO!” My legs buckled and I collapsed into my husband’s arms. I’ll never forget our little love cat; my favorite cat of all! Of course this was the day after Valentine’s Day, because our Bennie was a little saint.
Rest in peace, Bennie, until we meet again, over the Rainbow Bridge.
In happier news… 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 email@example.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).
“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
“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
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!
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2 p.m. “The Life and Music of David Bowie” (featuring Rob Fusari) — Scotch Plains Library, Scotch Plains, New Jersey. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
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.
“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.
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