May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! - Author Unknown
I’d like to simplify this time of hustle and bustle just to say a simple “thank you” to all my clients I’ve worked with throughout 2013. All of you are truly a blessing. It’s been just super!
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!) 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
“On the Guest List” Design by Darlene Foster.
“On the Guest List” by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta. My first book is completed! John Holmstrom, founder of Punk Magazine, played by Josh Zuckerman in the “CBGB” movie wrote the foreword. And now, Darlene Foster designed the cover!
Here is one of the endorsements I received – so a big shout out to Judy McGuire!
“I hate to sound all get-off-my-lawn, but kids today—you don’t know how good you have it. Back in the oldie, pre-internet days, the only way a suburban kid could find good music was to hang out at the local record store and listen to college radio. Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta paints a vivid picture of the way things were back before Brooklyn Vegan—or even Spin, in its print incarnation—was around to guide us. Fake IDs, rock-star flirtations, and late nights at Max’s Kansas City by night; rocks thrown at her during the day at school. But unlike the majority of rock bios, there’s no descent into drug addiction, misery, or even cattiness—Christiano-Mistretta starts off a fan, and stays a fan, eventually carving out a career for herself covering the music she loves and marrying a man she loves more in the process. And go figure, he’s a musician!”
— Judy McGuire
Look for a Spring 2014 release!
“ME3V D2” by Gerry Pugliese. I’ve edited Gerry’s Mass Effect gaming book this past month. I had such a great time working directly with Gerry and wish him all the best!
“Health & Fitness”
Thursday, Nov. 7, I gave a “Here’s to Your Health” lecture at Elmora Hills in Elizabeth; and Monday, Nov. 18 at Cranford Health in Cranford.
Seniors truly enjoy this program as it gets them involved and gives them a voice to share their efforts and the progress they’ve made. This lecture is available all year long. Call today to book the 35 minute lecture in your facility: 908-276-1514. Rates are reasonable!
“Newsies: How the Newspaper Industry Began”
I’m scheduled to do a public speaking event at Brandywine Senior Living in Boundbrook on Tuesday, Dec. 10 on “Newsies: How the Newspaper Industry Began.” As someone who worked many years in the newspaper industry for publications such as New York’s Westsider, The Chelsea Clinton News, The Montclair Times, and The Aquarian Arts Weekly, to name a few, I am thrilled to be giving this lecture – to say the least!
After this special to Brandywine, I will be giving this lecture in other facilities. Call me for more details: 908-276-1514.
“History of Santa”
Friday, Dec. 6, I will be giving the lecture, “History of Santa” Terrace at CB in Allentown, Pa.
“History of Santa” will also be presented Thursday, Dec. 12 at Alaris Health in Paterson and Thursday, Dec. 26 at Wayneview Care Center in Wayne.
There are many slots still available for this festive, fun lecture. Please call for prices and details: 908-276-1514.
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.
PETER LIEBERMAN a.k.a. King of Keys
Patricia Walton will be performing at the Cedar Grove Library, Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Pear Tree’s newest musical clients, Entwined Vines.
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!