Pear Tree February 2015


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.


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).



“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.


“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.



“On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” (Free if I can sell books)

Paid Programs


“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)


“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”


“Make Art Out of Recyclables” (with artist Bridget Briant)

“Be a Leader Not a Bully” (with author Felicia Capers)


“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.


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.


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!

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