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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: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162903908X or directly from the publisher: http://www.nextcenturystore.com/index.php/non-fiction/other/on-the-guest-list-adventures-of-a-music-journalist.html

“On the Guest List” PUBLISHED!

Published February 6, 2014 by Maryanne

Cover proof 4Cover design by Darlene Foster

back cover proof 2

I did it! “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” is now published.

You can purchase directly from my publisher, Next Century: http://www.nextcenturystore.com/on-the-guest-list-adventures-of-a-music-journalist.html

Or on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/162903908X

I’m super duper excited and even more happy because of all the support I received along the way.

I’m booked to be on a few radio shows. The release party is still in the planning stages.


Interview Available for Music Blog or Website

Published November 30, 2013 by Maryanne

Cover proof 4

Hello All!

I was recently interviewed by Cynthia Santiglia to promote my book “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist” for a website about the music industry. However, the webmaster has his own book coming and out and feels it would be a conflict of interest.

If anyone would like the interview for their blog or website, we are open to passing it on, just drop me a line at: maryannechristiano@gmail.com

The book is out for a Spring 2014 release. This is the first interview I’ve done so far.

“On the Guest List” Sneak Preview Book Cover!

Published November 15, 2013 by Maryanne

Cover proof 4(Cover Design by Darlene Foster, photo by Ed O’Brien)

Hello All!

I am absolutely thrilled by all the hard work Darlene Foster (www.darlenefoster.com) did in putting together the cover for my upcoming book, “On the Guest List.”

She was truly an asset to my vision and went above and beyond my expectations.

It’s such a blessing to have such creative people involved in my vision.

The next several months I’ll be poking around seeking the perfect self-publishing company and plan on having my book out by Spring 2014.

I’ve hired a couple promoters and check out my Face Book page – I’m thrilled by all the positive comments! https://www.facebook.com/maryanne.christianomistretta.1

So, moving along as planned!

Endorsements for “On the Guest List”

Published November 3, 2013 by Maryanne

scott-schiaffo2Scott Schiaffo, actor/author/musician endorses my upcoming book!

My upcoming book “On the Guest List” was finished several weeks ago. I just wanted to take a few weeks to let it all sink in — I’ve written a book! I’ve been a professional journalist since 1995, published all over the world, and making a living off my work. I was always so happy doing that, I never thought about taking the next plunge and writing a full book!

Well, I did it! And I plan to self-publish by Spring 2014.

I’m thrilled that I have some pretty cool celebrity author endorsements.

From Scott Schiaffo, “Clerks” actor/author/musician:

“Maryanne’s reflections and musings are informative, insightful and always full of heart, and it is the heart of a tried and true music fan – and a real Rock & Roll trooper. Through personal trials and triumphs a warm-upbeat and timeless soul weaves through the pages. Her passion for all things music, punk, rock, pop culture & beyond is truly infectious and without peer!” — Scott Schiaffo

From Judy McGuire, author/”Date Girl” columnist:

“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

There are more surprises to come — including a Face Book fan page — so stay tuned!