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“Love Cats” Book Reading/Signing at Caldwell Library, NJ

Published February 4, 2017 by Maryanne

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Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta, left; and Fran Larkey, right

Thanks so much to Fran Larkey and the Caldwell Library for hosting my book reading/signing for my second book, “Love Cats” — available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions at: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Cats-Maryanne-Christiano-Mistretta/dp/1681020513

Portions of today’s sales will benefit Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y. on behalf of my non-profit animal rights organization, R.O.A.R. (Respect Our Animals’ Rights). Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/respectouranimalsrights/

 

The Gypsy Smiled Chapter 6

Published November 13, 2016 by Maryanne

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I’m incredibly psyched that my story “The Gypsy Smiled” — inspired by the music of Lou Christie — won a spot on Noise Medium!

This music fiction story was featured, every Sunday, over the last six weeks. It’s the story of a young girl trying to make it in the music business in the early 1990s.

Hope you enjoy the very last chapter — Chapter 6 “Christmas in New York”: https://noisemedium.com/2016/11/gypsy-smiled-christmas-new-york-6/

The Gypsy Smiled: Chapter 5 “Since I Don’t Have You”

Published November 6, 2016 by Maryanne

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I’m incredibly psyched that my story “The Gypsy Smiled” — inspired by the music of Lou Christie — won a spot on Noise Medium!

This music fiction story will be featured, every Sunday, over the next six weeks. It’s the story of a young girl trying to make it in the music business in the early 1990s.

Hope you enjoy! Here is the link to Chapter 5: https://noisemedium.com/2016/11/gypsy-smiled-dont-have-you-5/

 

 

The Gypsy Smiled – Chapter 3, I’m Gonna Make You Mine

Published October 23, 2016 by Maryanne

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Lou Christie (Photo by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

I’m incredibly psyched that my story “The Gypsy Smiled” — inspired by the music of Lou Christie — won a spot on Noise Medium!

This music fiction story will be featured, every Sunday, over the next six weeks. It’s the story of a young girl trying to make it in the music business in the early 1990s.

Enjoy Chapter 3, “I’m Gonna Make You Mine”: http://noisemedium.com/2016/10/1716/

The Gypsy Smiled – Chapter 2 “Lightning Strikes”

Published October 16, 2016 by Maryanne

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Lightning Lou Christie (Photo by Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta)

I’m incredibly psyched that my story “The Gypsy Smiled” — inspired by the music of Lou Christie — won a spot on Noise Medium!

This music fiction story will be featured, every Sunday, over the next six weeks. It’s the story of a young girl trying to make it in the music business in the early 1990s.

Hope you enjoy! Here is the link to Chapter 2, “Lightning Strikes”  http://noisemedium.com/category/narratives/series/

 

The Gypsy Smiled — Chapter One

Published October 9, 2016 by Maryanne

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Good friend, Ashley Patino as Lucy Christensen 

I’m incredibly psyched that my story “The Gypsy Smiled” — inspired by the music of Lou Christie — won a spot on Noise Medium!

This music fiction story will be featured, every Sunday, over the next six weeks. It’s the story of a young girl trying to make it in the music business in the early 1990s.

Hope you enjoy! Below is the link to Chapter 1

http://noisemedium.com/2016/10/gypsy-smiled-gypsy-cried-1/

Publishing Contract For “The Gypsy Smiled” With Your Vote!

Published November 18, 2015 by Maryanne

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Hey gang, my third book “The Gypsy Smiled” is ready for publication and if I can get 1000 votes, Something Or Other will give me a publishing contract!

Please vote and share! http://soopllc.com/blog/book-ideas/gypsy-smiled-maryanne-christiano-mistretta/

“The Gypsy Smiled” is the story of Lucretia “Lucy” Christiansen, a singer/guitarist in her mid-20s, trying to make it in the music business in the late 1980s. Because she’s working two jobs to support herself, she can never make it to band practice on time. Therefore, the leader of her all-girl goth outfit, Daughters of Darkness, kicks her out of the band. The creepy thing is — Lucy was warned that this would happen. An eccentric psychic named Gypsy told her so. Lucy is now feeling like a failure and drowning her sorrows by record store hopping. Though she loves gothic music, she’s also a big fan of “oldies” artists like Lou Christie, who she dreams of working with, creatively. During her record shopping trip, a young fellow goth named Dionysus develops a crush on her and starts following her around like a puppy dog. Lucy fails to take him seriously, especially when she finds out he still lives at home. Plus she’s more focused on revving up her musical career than romance. But Dionysus, real name Scott, turns out to be a killer guitarist and wants Lucy to sing in his band. His father is a famous Elvis impersonator, so Scott knows people “in the biz.” Lucy agrees to be in his band, but Scott has more on his mind than being “just friends.” Knowing how career-focused Lucy is, Scott puts his feelings at bay and they work their musical magic together.

Things are going beautifully until Lucy’s former band mates instigate a fight between her and Scott, causing him to wonder if Lucy is just using him as a vehicle to launch her career as a singing sensation.

Lucy desperately seeks help from psychic Gypsy.

Gypsy has the answers but Lucy lacks the trust. Fed up, Gypsy sends Lucy to an all expense paid new age vacation spa in the mountains; where Lucy could find her own answers.

❤ Thanks for your support!

Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta is the author of “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162903908X) and “Love Cats” (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1681020513)