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Book Party for Antoinette and Domenic Lombardi

Published November 23, 2015 by Maryanne

SAM_9248Congratulations to the new authors!

Yesterday was a big celebration at Hanover Manor in East Hanover, New Jersey.

My clients Domenic and Antoinette Lombardi had their book published “200 Letters, 62 Years and a War.”

From back book cover:

Domenic and Antoinette Lombardi began dating when they were teenagers. And soon afterward Domenic was called to fight in the Korean War.

During his time in combat, he wrote his love, Antoinette, over 200 letters. She saved every one of them. She also put together an all embracing photo albums that contained newspaper clippings of the war, photographs, holiday cards and other memorabilia; as well as more recent newspaper clippings of celebrations such as their anniversaries and birthdays.

Domenic also had his own collection of memories, several typed as well as handwritten notebook diaries, filled with the truth he experienced fighting for The United States.

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta spent many days at the home of The Lombardis in Florham Park, New Jersey ferreting through the photo albums, love letters and notebook diaries in order to put together this wondrous memoir.

The happy couple recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.

SAM_9246Domenic Lombardi, Maryanne Mistretta and Antoinette Lombardi

To purchase “200 Letters, 62 Years and a War” contact Next Century Publishing at 786-999-8550 or contact Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta at

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is available to help seniors write their books. Contact her directly at:

Easter Eggs

Published April 1, 2015 by Maryanne

SAM_6992Our first batch of brilliant colour!

Spring is a significant time to dye eggs, as eggs represent all spring has to offer: new life, fertility and rebirth. It’s no wonder that many businesses have their busiest time during spring, as people come alive again, wanting to start new projects.

While we don’t do it every single year, it’s always a great time dying eggs with my husband around Easter time. It truly sets the mood for what’s ahead: more business, more socializing, more time spent outdoors. Spring is a great time of year — a great time to be alive! Happy Spring to ALL!

SAM_6994The egg on the left is for a client who loves Easter (and holidays in general)

Currently I’m helping a senior couple write their memoirs — a love story. A young couple were together when the guy went off to fight in the Korean War. During his time in service, he wrote her over 200 love letters. And while he was on furlough they got engaged.

It’s thrilling visiting these wonderful people each week and helping them get their book written; especially now as I get to work in their lovely home, which is decorated beautifully for Easter with chicks and bunnies everywhere!

Perhaps this can inspire you! Do you need help writing your memoir? I’m fast and dependable. Contact me at: for rates and availability.