October 2014

(by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

Maryanne Christiano Mistretta

“When you’re following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves.” – Shakti Gawain

It’s so true when you follow your dreams there is no difference between work and play. It’s all fun!

Perhaps I can inspire you too? Can I help you make your dreams come true this autumn? Maybe you want to write that book and need assistance? Maybe you’d like to hire a public speaker or entertainer to come to your home to entertain a disabled loved one? The possibilities are endless! Call Pear Tree today: 908-276-1514.

Since there’s so much going on, I can’t write about everything, so feel free to check out my blog maryannemistretta.wordpress.com for updates and happenings. Or find me on Face Book, 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, personal assistance and promoting, and business consulting – or anything else, just ask!) 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”
Design by Darlene Foster.




“On the Guest List” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

“On the Guest List” is available on Amazon! To get your copy, go here: www.amazon.com/gp/product/162903908X

Saturday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m., I’ll be doing a book reading/signing at New Providence Memorial Library.

Sunday, Oct. 5, I’m thrilled to be signing copies of “Guest List” at Randy Now’s “Man Cave” along with original Plasmatics drummer, Stu Deutsch! For more information, please visit: www.mancavenj.com


I’m honored to be doing some editing for author, Mark Abraham. Please check out his amazing website at: www.meetyourmind.com/main.htm

I’ve also worked on editing Renee Ashmeade’s new book, “Life with Words: A Journey” which is available on Create Space and Amazon.com.


Renee Ashmeade, author

 “Italian American Food, Family and Community”

Thursday, Oct. 9, at 9:30 a.m. I’ll be presenting “Italian American Food Family and Community” at Somerset County Library System in Bridgewater.

“Newsies: How the Newspaper Industry Began”

I had a great time presenting “Newsies” at the Chester Library! What a beautiful area too. Definitely worth making a day trip on a Sunday!

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m., I’ll be presenting “Newsies” again at Florham Park Public Library.

“Healthy Pasta Alternatives”

I was honored to return to Washington Township Library in Long Valley to present “Healthy Pasta Alternatives.”
Would your cooking group be interested in a presentation with a dish? Contact Pear Tree today! 908-276-1514.

“New Jersey Entertainers, Musicians, Actors and Comedians”

I presented “New Jersey Entertainers” for the first time at Millburn Free Public Library last month. I had a wonderful time and met some amazing people!

“This is Halloween”

I’ll be presenting “This is Halloween” at Newton Homestead on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.


Here is the complete list of all the current available lectures.


My Book

“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”
 “Famous Entertainers from New Jersey”
“A Tribute to Comedian Andy Kaufman”
“Law of Attraction: Focusing on Positive Thoughts”
“Across the Border: Arts and Music of New Mexico”

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)
“Paleo for Beginners” (includes dish)
“Benefits of Bullet Proof Coffee"


"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”
“Explore the History of Thanksgiving”
"Holidays around the World"
"History of Santa Claus"


"Here's to Your Health and the Benefits of Walking" (Seniors)
“Remembering Our Pets”
“Senior Prom”

What makes my lectures unique is that I get the residents 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.



I book the following musicians into libraries, assisted living facilities and hospitals. Perhaps you may want one of these clients to perform at your facility? Rates are reasonable. Give me a call: 908-276-1514.



Gerard and Diane will be at the Passaic Public Library on Sunday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m.



Health & Nutrition

I’m thrilled to be back promoting Dr. Robert White and Dr. Jason Kaufman once again. They specialize in weight loss, chiropractic care and so much more. Check out their website at: www.newjerseyburnfat.com

For a free weight loss consultation, call and mention “Pear Tree.”

I’m also very excited to be working with Kathy Lindert, author and hypnotherapist. Check out her awesome site at: http://advancedhypno.com

Kathy Lindert will be presenting a lecture at the Paterson Library on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. I look forward to seeing you there! Her program is not to be missed.

And now, welcome onboard, Dr. Orest Pelechaty. Check out his amazing website at: www.healandrenew.com
Dr. Pelechaty will be presenting “Successful Weight Loss” at the Linden Library on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.


A shout out to Dalien, aka 13 Hands: http://13hands.com

Just sending some good vibes to Dalien, who was not only one of my first Pear Tree clients, but one who inspired me to send this monthly newsletter. Now many years later, we are still friends. Blessings to an amazing person!


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!