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Health and Happiness!

Published March 1, 2014 by Maryanne

SAM_3686Paulette Szalay and Me 🙂

Today was super cool because I had lunch with my good friend Paulette Szalay, fellow author who wrote the amazing children’s environmental story, “Baggy Maggy and Friends Save Stinkville” (

It’s such a great thing to be surrounded by positive, creative people like Paulette. You always walk away with such a natural high! It’s almost a year since we first met and I feel like I’ve known her my entire life!

Earlier in the day, I stopped at The Vitamin Shoppe. I LOVE when they have their expos. They give out a ton of free samples. Many of the samples, I do not believe in as I’m not one to take just anything — especially if it has artificial ingredients and chemical (like a lot of the weight lifting products). However, Vitamin Shoppe does cater to the natural minded and I scored some free freeze-dried wheat grass greens, raw protein and some vitamins that were vegetarian.

I also received a free 15-minute massage from Jen of The Chiropractic Source. It was fantastic! I also had a nice chat with Dr. Marco Ferruci. I told him that I already have a chiropractor (actually TWO!) but I would give his company a shout out since Jen gave me such a great massage. So, for anyone in the Lyndhurst or Caldwell area:

I highly believe in chiropractic treatment not for just back issues (which I no longer have!) but for allergies, sharper vision, headaches, sinus issues — the possibilities are endless … Chiropractors are truly miracle workers, so do not settle for being in pain!

SAM_3684Dr. Marco and Jen

I also had the pleasure to run into my friend Scott Lea, musician and hypnotherapist. Like chiropractic care, I am also a fan of hypnotherapy. I mentioned in the past that it has helped me overcome unnecessary worrying. Check out Scott’s site at:

SAM_3683Me and Scott

The fun today just wouldn’t stop! When I got home, I received an email from my high school homeroom teacher who said he purchased my book “On the Guest List: Adventures of a Music Journalist.” I was totally stoked to hear that!

I’m getting a ton of positive feedback from people — mostly women. Hmmm … does that mean my memoir is chick lit? Ha-ha!

May I interest you in purchasing a copy? Check it out on Amazon:

Pear Tree Holiday Luncheon, Veggie Heaven, Montclair, New Jersey

Published November 23, 2013 by Maryanne

Pear Tree LunchFrom left: Wendy Dolber, Me, Diane and Gerard Barros

Marvin and Roe DiBona, Paulette Szalay and Stefanie Miotto

Since I started my company Pear Tree back in 2008 I’ve been having an annual luncheon with all my clients around the holiday season. I think it’s very nice to get together with folks you do business with away from a working atmosphere. It’s always so cool when a bunch of creative minds get together and enjoy each others company.

Wendy Dolber is the author of “The Guru Next Door” ( Currently I am finding internet radio shows for her to appear on. If you are interested in having Wendy on your show, please contact me at:

Diane and Gerard Barros are a dynamic husband/wife music team ( Currently I am booking them in assistant living facilities and libraries. They also do weddings and restaurants. If you are interested in having them perform contact me at:

Marvin and Roe DiBona own Mexican restaurant Rocking Horse Cafe in New York City ( I occasionally help Roe with some personal assistance at her home in Montclair.

Paulette Szalay is the author of environmental children’s book, “Baggy Maggy and Friends Save Stinkville” ( Originally I met Paulette when I was covering one of her book signing appearances for the Paterson Press. Then I did some promotional work for her.

Stefanie Miotto is the author of Moonstone Dreams ( I helped copy edit “Moonstone Dreams” and we soon will be working together the sequel!

SAM_2876Back: Diane and Wendy

Seated: Stefanie and Me

Paterson Teacher Writes Environmental Children’s Book

Published April 24, 2013 by Maryanne

SAM_0640Author/Teacher Paulette Szalay

Monday I had the honor and pleasure of meeting/interviewing Paulette Szalay, author of “Baggy Maggy and Friends Save Stinkville.”

Paulette was such a doll and even autographed a book for my 11-year-old nephew, Matthew.

I was late getting there due to heavy traffic because of an accident, but some kids were allowed to be pulled from their classes so I could talk to them for the article.

Here’s the full article including a link to the website if any one wants to purchase a book:

Baggy Maggy and Friends Save Stinkville

Published April 22, 2013 by Maryanne

BAGGYMAGGY_032212_gh_tif_New Jersey author Paulette Szalay’s book “Baggy Maggy and Friends Save Stinkville” 

This morning I had the honor to meet and interview Paulette Szalay who wrote the environmentally conscious book, “Baggy Maggy and Friends Save Stinkville.”

It’s a great book to inspire children to recycle!

For more information, visit: