Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, proprietor
"The world's favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May."- Edwin Way Teale
It’s so true that everything comes alive in spring, as I’m currently doing what I do best 90 percent of the time – writing -- and that makes me feel so alive!
I look forward to writing more, editing more books and continuing to manage my entertainers.
Thanks to all my clients and editors who have made Pear Tree a success!
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, personal assistance and promoting, and business consulting – or anything else, just ask!).
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).
David Buskin and Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta
WRITING and EDITING:
Journalism, Books and a Magazine!
Maplewood Alternative Press
Westfield Alternative Press
Stefanie Miotto, author
Last month I edited “Success in Your Contracting Business.”
And I am continuing to assist Stefanie Miotto of Bergen County in writing a dramatic romance that is quite a page turner! Stefanie is still unsure of the title, but was considering using “Confessions of a Broken Woman.”
Stefanie lives in Garfield and writing this book July 2011. She started writing at age 9, without knowing how to write paragraphs. Once she wrote an entire short story with no indentations she realized she loved writing.
She continued writing throughout high school and took several writing, journalism and literature classes. She majored in English at Bergen Community College and is a member of their writing club.
Besides writing fiction Stefanie enjoys poetry, swimming, kick boxing, zumba, reading, scrap booking, movies and cooking.
She hopes to finish her trilogy by the end of 2014.
And by now I’m on Chapter 11 of my own autobiography about the 1980s punk rock music scene and becoming a music journalist. If anyone is interested in a sneak preview, just drop me a line!
Yes! I was just hired as a writer for “Skinny News” magazine, a north Jersey health publication. I’m so glad to contribute, once again, to the world of health news!
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.
Jim continues to be one of my top clients and I look forward to attending more of Jim’s performances this coming year!
He will be performing a children’s show at Ramsey Free Public Library on Thursday, May 16, from 4 to 5 p.m.
I am so excited to present to you, Carol Erickson’s brand new website.
I think it looks absolutely lovely and I am so happy that Carol took the time to put this amazing site together.
Barbara Evans Hassenfeld is a pianist and vocalist who performs everything from jazz standards, Latin favorites, soft rock, show tunes, Gershwin, Rodgers and Kern. And Ms. Evans has some awesome performances in her resume, as she has performed for Gov. Corzine, Calvin Klein, and John Kennedy Jr.
Steve Fuller continues to perform throughout New Jersey in various restaurants, assisted living facilities and hospitals. Check out his website to make sure you don’t miss him!
Peter Lieberman aka King of Keys is my newest client, already so booked up there is not much room to do more for him, but I look forward to working with him and getting him gigs at assisted living facilities and hospitals.
As a one-man band he performs a variety of music. I just love his version of “Bad Bad Leroy Brown!”
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!