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Book Signing for “On the Guest List” for Nutley Book Club, Nutley, NJ

Published November 7, 2017 by Maryanne

DSCF0662From left – Maria Labadia, Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, Kiran Patel

Last night I was extremely honored to do a book reading/signing for the Nutley Book Club, Nutley, New Jersey, at the Nutley Library.

Of all my book signings since I published my first book, “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” ( this was by far my favorite because the guests read the book prior to the event!

It’s the coolest feeling for an author to hear, “I wanted to meet you!”

We had a great time talking about the book and people sharing their own musical experiences. The one thing I always hear about “Guest List” is that even if readers don’t know the bands I’m speaking about, they are relating because of how my love for music translates on the pages. “Like reading a diary” I’m often told.

Prior to the reading, Maria and Kiran took me to a wonderful dinner at Luna restaurant. I had great conversation and laughs with two wonderful ladies.

It was indeed a five-star night!

Come See Me Today, Somerville Library, 4 p.m.!

Published July 12, 2014 by Maryanne

Come one, come all! Today I’ll be at the Somerville Library, in beautiful historic Somerville, New Jersey, at 4 p.m. reading from my book “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” and signing copies.

It’s a gorgeous day to take a nice ride!

If you’re not in the area, you can purchase copies of “On the Guest List” at Amazon:

Book Signing, Lincoln Park Public Library

Published May 15, 2014 by Maryanne

SAM_4315Carolyn and me

I had a great reading/signing at the Lincoln Park Public Library tonight! It was great when friends showed up and super cool when people I didn’t know showed up that were interested in the book! Carolyn pictured above, I just met!

I read for about a half hour and then had a Q&A. Carolyn asked me a great question: “What is your favorite song?”

That was way too hard to answer, but I said my three favorite songs to play over and over again (in no certain order) are:

1. “Plus One” by Coyote Shivers

2. “I’m Gonna Make You Mine” by Lou Christie

3. “Time and Love” by the Fifth Dimension

The Lincoln Park Library also asked me to donate a book for their “Local Author” section! I was so psyched about that.

And the coolest thing, earlier today I received an email from my home room teacher’s daughter, who said I inspired her to become a music journalist! She’s now writing for the Aquarian/Arts Weekly — where I once wrote!

SAM_4316Signing Carolyn’s book

SAM_4322My awesome friend Joan brought me a rose!

SAM_4324Eva and me

SAM_4331Friend Brian and Me


Brian, Eva, Carolyn (front), Me and Joan

My husband was here too, but he took all the pictures!

SAM_4330Rachel, librarian and me

To purchase “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” visit: or directly from the publisher:

Book Reading/Signing at Gallery U, Westfield, New Jersey

Published April 24, 2014 by Maryanne

Gallery UMe, my husband Dennis, my friend Mair and her husband Paul

I had an amazing time reading from my book, “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” at Gallery U in Westfield, NJ. Another great turn out and sold many books!

“On the Guest List” is available on Amazon:

SAM_4073Me and poet/author, Juditha Dowd

SAM_4074Mair, me and my music client, Carol Erickson

SAM_4075Juditha Dowd

SAM_4076Dennis, me and Paul

SAM_4077Dennis, me and Paul

SAM_4098Me and Mair

SAM_4082Joe Graham and me

SAM_4096Me and Robert of Gallery U

SAM_4097Me signing book for Joe Graham

Book Reading/Signing Bergenfield Library, New Jersey

Published April 22, 2014 by Maryanne

SAM_4053Me and librarian, Don Hansen

I had an amazing time this morning at the Bergenfield Library, where I did a book reading and signing for my first book: “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” (available on Amazon:

It was an excellent turn out! All the seats were filled! For the past several months I’ve been doing a lot of public speaking, but reading from your own book and having people enjoy it and say things like, “You were delightful” was phenomenal!

I shared several stories from my book including: My first concert (Meat Loaf), my friendship with the late Cyrinda Foxe, getting locked in Max’s Kansas City and hanging out with The Bay City Rollers!

I sold several books and I am ecstatic!



I love my lucky “Billy Cat” bag from my friend Shaolin.

I carry the books in here, it brings me good luck!


I enjoyed meeting new people I haven’t met before!

SAM_4059This cool lady told me her kids call her “Metal Mom!”

SAM_4060Friends who actually found me via this blog!

They were at the Annabella Lwin show last fall and saw my blog about the show!



SAM_4063Afterward, with my husband Dennis, my rock!