Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, June 2022
UPDATED – May 2023
Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is an award-winning journalist, five-time author, book editor/ghost writer, blogger, public speaker, over 50 model, actress, and celebrity handler.
She is happily married living in Union County, New Jersey with her husband and kitties, Nicholas Gray, Sammy Keane Clemens, and Happy Lightfoot Ferrell.
Her interests are music, health, veganism, anti-bullying, animals, and animal activism.
Her three latest books are:
“So You Think You Know The Jersey Shore” published by Omni: https://omni-pub.com/product/so-you-think-you-know-the-jersey-shore/
“Be (Extra)Ordinary: 10 Ways to Become Your Own Hero” published by KiCam is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Be-Extra-Ordinary-Ways-Become/dp/1733546227
“I Don’t Want to Be Like You” published by Higher Ground is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Want-Be-Like-You/dp/1726273261
Maryanne’s home-based business is Pear Tree Enterprises: https://peartreeenterprises.wordpress.com/
Her Anti-Bullying YouTube Channel is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLq6J9MSvcjd-haQ30ycLWA?view_as=subscriber
Her contact email is: email@example.com
Maryanne has been writing professionally since 1987. Her work has appeared in TAP Into, Grey Journal, Culture Sonar, NYC Clips, Trenton Journal, Vitamin Retailer Magazine, Central Jersey in Motion, DiningOut (Bergen/Hudson County New Jersey edition), The Paterson Press, Westfield Alternative Press, Millburn-Short Hills Alternative Press, South Orange Alternative Press, Maplewood Alternative Press, Suburban Essex, The Patch, The Montclair Times, The Jersey City Independent, The Aquarian Arts Weekly (which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, April 2012), The West Sider, The Chelsea Clinton News, music.com, Tattoo Review, Punk Magazine, In the Flesh, Screw, Exit, and gasm, to name a few.
You can view her Contently portfolio here: https://maryannechristiano.contently.com/
WOWEEEEE – I LOVE those boots!!!!
They’re great, aren’t they? I got them in a place that no longer exists called “Dressing For Pleasure.” One day I’m going to take pictures of all the shoes I got there because most I don’t wear anymore, but I keep them because they all have great stories 🙂
You look like a rock star in this photo, chicka! Love it and LOVE the boots and love your blog, in other words, love, love, love!!!!!!! LOL!
Aww, thanks Doll! This was a night that Dennis performed last year, so I was a bit decked out. This is one of my favorite pictures because I had so much fun that night.
Hi there, I have nominated you for The Illuminating Blogger Award! Check out the details here: http://truthletsandthoughtbits.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/its-one-lovely-illuminating-world/
Aww, sweet! Thank you so much!
Happy and Edgy,,,I like that combo. Greetings to you from the heart of Dixie….and thank you so much for visiting my blog.
I am SO enjoying your blog! We have political differences but I absolutely LOVE all the retro pictures and references. I’m a little under the weather and can’t go for my bike ride today, so this makes up for it 🙂
Just go to show that connections between people-whether it be music, philosophy or how one looks at life and the world-goes beyond political divides…hope your feeling better soon for a great bike ride!
I’ll be okay soon. I have a good immune system. This is so rare, I haven’t had a cold since the 1990s! I’m confused what happened. LOL!
Holy Cow! All I can say is your husband is one lucky guy!!! I happened across your blog somehow? I saw the pic of you in your bikini (not trying to be a weird creepo here) and was floored…..you are beautiful and have a to die for figure =) Seriously you really caught my eye, not just in this pic, all of them! Love your writing ….keep up the good work and tell your hubby you have yet (I am sure of) another admirer!!!
Thanks so much Mike! Cheers 🙂
Killer shoes. Good scoop on life. Virginia
Very nice to “meet” you, Maryanne 🙂
Hi Maryanne. Thanks for your visit. Some well written posts here. Well done. Ralph
Thank you for the follow! Your posts are fun and introspective – much appreciated 🙂
I have nominated you for a bunch of awards!! Please enjoy http://shittalkinnick.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/humbled-beyond-belief/
Awesome, thanks so much!
I’ve a christmas card for you! : ) You can pick it up here http://summer4soul.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/1022/
Have a nice day
Sweet greetings, Summer
That is so sweet and beautiful! Thanks so much!
good to see – feel free to join me here https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000717835716
Thanks for the invite but I’m not on Face Book anymore 🙂
union county – i was born in westfield!
How cool is that! Westfield is lovely! We’re in Kenilworth. I didn’t put it though because people confuse it with Kinnelon. I figure saying Union County is easier 🙂
Originally I’m from towns more north like Paterson, Cedar Grove, Little Falls and Montclair.
it’s a small world! after 3 years in westfield, we moved to martinsville (bridgewater?) but my brother lives in the westfield house that my grandparents built and my dad grew up in.
never understood why nj gets a bad rap – it is a wonderful place!
Wow, definitely a small world!
NJ only gets a bad rap from outsiders who have never been here and think it’s “cool” to diss on something they’ve only seen on television. Well then, let their ignorance keep them away — we don’t want those types here anyway 🙂
Glad we stumbled onto one another. 😉
Yes, me too! Thanks so much 🙂
Thanks for your visit. I always love reading blogs from prolific writers like yourself. I am very much a beginner. Love the variety in your blogs.
Aww, thank you so much!
wow, you’re looking gorgeous!! your eyes are pretty beautiful…love your style and glad to meet you!! follow you definitely!!
Aww, thank you so much! Nice to meet you too 🙂
wow..wow..You’re “Awesome”!! really really like you!!
Great to meet you! 😀
You too! I love your blog!
I nominated you for an award at http://wp.me/pEn4Q-6h
Thank you so much! 🙂
Thanks for your ‘Like’ on my blog post.
Wow! So many thing going on in your life! I always love positive people like you.. Even if you never tried to walk in the air you have the attitude of a walkair 😀
Aww, thanks so much! 🙂
I love the pictures! You definitely look like a rock star on the first one – sexy and fierce! rock on! 🙂
You look beautiful in all the photos, 😉
Aww, thank you so much! xo
Cool site! Congrats on your awards. I am also a writer and recently published my first book on my experiences with an eating disorder http://www.laurasusanneyochelson.com
Congratulations Laura, and congratulations on overcoming your obstacles. xo
Hey Maryanne! Those boots you’re wearing in that first photo are the coolest freaking boots I’ve ever seen! And I can’t believe you’re in your 40’s – you look amazing! Anyway, you liked a post on my blog so I wanted to check out your blog and say, “Hi.” I love your about page! It’s great to write about positive stuff, but I’m with you – you have to keep it real. You look like quite the accomplished writer. I admire that. I’ve been a dabbling writer for about as many years as you, but I’ve only completed a thesis and a manual for treating social anxiety disorder (neither were published). I have a great desire to actually publish a book someday, and I believe that I’ve got enough determination to actually do it. I suppose time will tell. Anyway, I like everything you’re about, so I’m going to follow you so I can stay connected to you.
Hey Celeste! So nice to meet you. Thanks for all your kind words and I look forward to getting to know each other better. Cheers from NJ! 🙂
Thanks for following Maryanne – I appreciate it!
I knew you would be up and reading long before I sent you a comment to let you know that I have nominated you for the WordPress Family Award (http://thek9harperlee.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/we-are-fam-i-ly-get-up-everybody-and-dance/)! Thank you so, so much for showing the world how to blog the right way. You are a fabulous and inspiring example to follow!
You’re a Doll, Miss Harper Lee, thanks a million! xo
Wow! You’re a busy gal. Well, you look great if you don’t mind me saying so. I look forward to reading more of your stuff and trying to keep up with you. Guess I better drink a few energy drinks and hang on. Cheers.
LOL! Aw, thanks so much for your kind words! Cheers 🙂
Hello you have a great blog here enjoy,,
Thanks so much! It’s always a pleasant surprise when someone reads the “About” page.
Always Welcome…friend..About page is the best part pf blog.
I think so too. It’s the first thing I read when I first meet a fellow blogger 🙂
3 different pictures, each one interesting. The last has a wonderful haunting quality. Such a fascinating thing, this lifetime.
Thanks Mike! I agree, life is fascinating filled with wonderment and miracles 🙂
And re: “haunting quality” — did you notice the orbs on the photo?
First thing I saw were the orbs, but beyond that there is an eerie quality to this photo, even though I think you are very beautiful.
Aw, thanks so much! I’ll have to find the history of that building.
Nice to meet you MaryAnne. Happy Birthday.
So nice to meet you too! 🙂
Hi MaryAnne- I’m really enjoying reading your blog! Keep up the great work!
Mutual respect, Dude! Cheers to a fellow New Jerseyian! 🙂
We do have the best pizza! Go us!
I am glad you enjoy writing! So do I! I also happen to enjoy Christian metal (hardcore/thrash) 🙂
Ah, nice to meet a fellow Christian that’s also into music! 🙂
Found you through Amanda. A really cool blog.
Thank you for visiting my blog and liking one of my posts. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
Blessings to you too, Natalie! xo 🙂
Hi Maryanne, I have nominated you for The Premio Dardos Award! I bet you are quivering in excitement… or perhaps you might be hitting your head against a wall repeating the phrase “Not another award, not another award!” You don’t have to accept this award, but I would love for you to pop over to my blog and come celebrate! There will be imaginary champagne, disco balls and a drumming cat! What more could one want? Hehe. If you’re interested click on the link: https://insidethelifeofmoi.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/my-big-fat-award-ceremonystrike-two/
Ha-ha, thanks, you are too adorable! I stopped accepting blog awards two years ago, but I will check out the link. Thanks a million! xo 🙂
Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox Maryanne. I hope you have found some entertaining music and writing and perhaps made some discoveries. If its been a while since you last visited come on over! Good luck with your vivacious blog. Regards Thom
Hello, Maryanne! I just came across your page when looking up Stiv Bators! I love how you said he was the best rocker in the world. I channeled him on my page writingforthesoul. I’m a medium, musician, and a writer. Just wanted to say hi.
Hi … Wow that is so cool that you are a medium! I’d love to hear more. I will check out your page.
Hello again, can I please get a link to the page where you wrote about Stiv?
Yes! Check out my writingforthesoul page. Also, I think Justin Bertha was too muscular to play Stiv. I mean, Stiv was really skinny ripped. That movie was kind of a clusterfxck.
Oh my goodness, I totally agree! Actors just aren’t as cool as musicians — period!
Hello there! Many thanks for following The Monching’s Guide! 🙂
Hi!! I thought I was following you already. I was wondering why you weren’t coming up in my feed. Now I won’t miss any posts! 🙂
Would love to follow you on Instagram. Are you there, by any chance?
I’m not, but if I start one I will let you know 🙂
i wish you a happy new year
To you too! 🙂
Just discovered your blog recently – loving it so far – thought I would take a moment to reach out and say hi 🙂
Thank you so much. I’m enjoying your blog too. It’s very deep and that’s exactly what I like to read. 🙂
Oh, it’s not *supposed* to be deep – I have a habbit of falling down rabbit holes though 🙂
I do that too. I go deep without realizing. I’m also extremely silly without realizing. 🙂