Saturday, November 18, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS AWARDS

CONGRATULATIONS to TALK TO ME for placing as a FINALIST in RELATIONSHIPS with the BEVERLY HILLS AWARDS 2017



Sunday, October 1, 2017

TALK TO ME

Dear  Donna

I am pleased to inform you that your book has been longlisted for this
year's Millennium Book Award and will be announced along with other
longlisted titles on the link given below on October 1st.
On or before November 1st we will be announcing our finalists and I will
write again to further update you at that time.

http://www.bookviral.com/017-bookviral-book-award-long/4594057364

WOW! Let's keep our fingers crossed on winning this award!




Sunday, September 17, 2017

Kindle Countdown Days!

HELP ME! and Talk To Me will be dicounted to .99 cents starting today September 17th to September 25th.


A novella about a boy named Mick and his struggles with life. His parent’s divorce and a friend’s suicide make his world unbearable. Each “cut” has a deeper meaning. A cry for help.
“I spin my dad’s Ruger SP101 revolver on the wood floor of my bedroom. Sometimes, just to see what it feels like, I place the tip of the gun against my temple, but I never once pull the trigger. NO!”
“I’m more into the slice of the blade against my skin and the blood running down my arm.”
“It relieves so much pressure.”
“And I can breathe, again…”

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B074WDCMV9


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

FANS OF THIRTEEN REASONS WHY

If you're a fan of Thirteen Reasons Why then HELP ME! and Talk To Me are two books you should read.

The books are about the struggles that TEENS go through when they don't think that parents can relate. It's the thoughts of SUICIDE that course through their veins when they think there's no one to talk to or no one to HELP them!

But we're here and we'll listen to every word you have to say! 


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B074WDCMV9                     http://www.amazon.com/dp/B074XM57CC








Monday, August 21, 2017

GHOSTS

"SOMETIMES IT'S BEST TO LEAVE THE GHOSTS IN THE CLOSET; INSTEAD OF LETTING THEM BACK IN YOUR LIFE-"

~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~. ~


LOOKING BACK INTO YOUR PAST IS A WAY TO HEAL YOUR FUTURE... AS LONG AS YOU DON'T BRING THE PAST BACK WITH YOU...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

HONORABLE MENTIONS

TALK TO ME  received HONORABLE MENTIONS  in the Hollywood Book Festival 2017.



Teachers, homework, and never ending tests.
Hanging with friends, dating boys, gossip, and preparing for the future.
Isn’t that what high school is supposed to be all about?

Carly Boyles was once popular and dated the Captain of the football team. She wanted to be like any other fifteen-year-old teenage girl at Lakeport Central High School, but Taylor Ryans changed everything.
Two weeks after their break-up, Carly can’t find a reason to live after she finds her best friend Staci Garrison; hanging all over her ex-boyfriend Taylor Ryans. Carly decides to take matters into her own hands, but is it more than just the break-up that has her world falling apart?
The rules no longer apply between two best friends when a boy comes between their once forever-friendship since elementary school. One phone message changes everything and Carly’s world is shattered to pieces.
Will she find a reason to live? Will she tell the one secret that is killing her from the inside out?

Talk To Me is a gripping tale of one girl’s life that will never be the
same again…

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ALONE

All my life I just wanted someone next to me.
Someone to love me as much as I love them,
but here I am feeling more alone than I have ever felt before.
The people I love most, live so far away.
Can they feel my pain? My loneliness?
I wonder if my life will forever be like this?
But I'm done searching for that someone 
who's supposed to fulfill my every need.
Because, I don't believe they exist.
How can they when I feel so alone...

Friday, June 30, 2017

CHANCE

It's the sound of your voice I hear when I sleep, 
but when I wake you're not there.
Was it just a dream?
Or did you really leave me?
It isn't until I'm fully awake
that I remember you're dead.
You died in my arms
before I could tell you that I loved you.
Now, I will never get the chance...

GONE


Monday, June 26, 2017

TALK TO ME

Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite As a teenager in high school, this should be the best time of your life. In high school there is so much to explore and experience, from parties and hanging out with your friends to discovering a new outlook on your future, but instead this can also be the scariest, most uncertain, and lowest time of a teenager’s life. Talk To Me: HELP ME! Book 2 by Donna M. Zadunajsky deals with the essence of the social issues that affect the life of a teenager. While this is a true account of the lives that our teenagers are living today, when reading this book parents must be aware that some of the material is for mature audiences. Carly Boyles feels that her world is falling apart. Her friend, Mick Connors, is a cutter. Taylor Ryans is her ex-boyfriend who not only caused a wedge between her and her best friend, Staci Garrison, but he's also a rapist. Carly discovered that not only did he rape her, but he raped her best friend, Staci, who later hanged herself. What should she do? Who will be his next victim? Who should she tell? Should she keep what she knows to herself? Would they believe her or blame her? So many questions and conflicting emotions are running through Carly’s mind and body; what would you do? This book brings to light the epidemic affecting our children and youth every day. It has been estimated that within their personal circle a teenager is aware of at least one teen living a depressed existence or a life full of anxiety. Of those within the same circle that have either thought of or have attempted suicide, some succeed. According to healthychildren.org, at least 90% of the 15-24-year-olds that commit suicide experience some type of mental illness, behavior or alcohol, drug, sexual or physical abuse problems. Despite the traumatic accounts contained in this book, I'm glad that Donna M. Zadunajsky is continuing her efforts to bring these horrific details to the forefront. Readers will also find some questions and resources that they can use immediately to help one deal with the after-effects of rape.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

HELP ME! BOOKS

If you're interested in meeting me and finding out more about my books HELP ME! and Talk To Me, a series about teen suicide and bullying, I will be attending the Printer's Row Literary Fest on
 June 11th from 10 am to 2 pm.

To find out more about the Fest go to 

There will be many different books and authors at the show. 
I hope to see you there.

Featured Book:


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WHISPERS 2

I HEAR THEM WITH THEIR WORDS
THEY ARE NEVER VERY NICE,
TELLING ME I'M ULGY, STUPID, AND
THAT I DON'T DESERVE TO LIVE.
WOULD THEY BE SORRY IF I DID 
IF I ENDED MY LIFE? 
TAKE A KNIFE AND SLICE MY WRISTS OR
WOULD A GUN BE BETTER?
FAST AND QUICK.
I THINK SOMETIMES WHAT LIFE WOULD BE
WITHOUT ME IN IT.
WOULD MY PARENTS BE HAPPIER? 
WOULD THEY MISS ME? 
THEY DON'T SEEM TO NOTICE ME WHEN 
I'M AT HOME OR DO A GOOD JOB.
WOULD THE KIDS AT SCHOOL NOTICE ME GONE? 
MAYBE IT'S ALL IN MY HEAD
AND I'M IMAGINING THE WORDS BEING SAID
THE KIDS WHO WALK DOWN THE HALL ARE 
NOT REALLY THERE. 
MAYBE I JUST MADE THEM UP AND THEY ARE 
JUST WHISPERS IN MY HEAD?
OR COULD THEY ACTUALLY BE REAL?
I WISH I KNEW BECAUSE EACH DAY
I WANT TO DIE.
I WANT TO DO WHAT THEY ARE TELLING ME TO DO
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO STOP THEM FROM TALKING
BUT I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL
I WALK DOWN THE HALL AT SCHOOL
AND LISTEN TO EVERYONE WHO WALKS BY ME
TO KNOW IF THEY ARE REAL
OR JUST
WHISPERS IN MY HEAD... 

Friday, April 28, 2017

LOST LOVE

I loved you 
with 
everything 
that I had
but you 
took 
my heart 
and 
shattered it 
to 
pieces...

How can I go on without you?

Monday, April 24, 2017

SILVER MEDAL AWARD

I opened my front this morning and found a cardboard box 
with this inside.

 AN ACCOMPLISHMENT TO BE PROUD OF...




Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thirteen Reasons Why



I read this a couple of years ago and fell in love with the book. It was so heartwrenching that it never left my mind, but it was also a book that got me to start writing about the kids in school today. 

Kids that think their life isn't worth living anymore. As parents, we have so much going on in our lives that we are sometimes too busy to see what is going on in their life. We're too busy to stop, listen, and talk to our children. 

Suicide is real and we must not hide it from the world. Children, teenagers, and adults. It doesn't matter what the age. It's out there and it's happening to people we know and love. If someone seems like there is something bothering them, it's probably because there is. Find a way to let them know that you are there for them. That you will listen.

If you haven't read the book, I suggest that you do. If you have Netflix, you can also watch the new Netflix original series that was made of the book. I will tell you this much, make sure the box of kleenex is sitting near you because you will need it. 

It was so good, and it would be nice to see a second season to the series.




Saturday, April 1, 2017

A MUST READ!

APRIL is Sexual Assault Awareness Month 
and TALK TO ME is the highlight of the post. 
Click on the link to see what 
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers 
had to say about my latest book and why it 
became the book for April's topic.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

WHISPERS IN MY HEAD

I HEAR THEM WITH THEIR WORDS

THEY ARE NEVER NICE...😞

TELLING ME I'M ULGY, STUPID, AND 

THAT I DON'T DESERVE TO LIVE...

ARE THEY JUST WHISPERS

😔 IN MY HEAD?

OR ARE THEY REAL?

I'LL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL

I WALK DOWN THE HALL AT SCHOOL😔

AND LISTEN TO EVERYONE WHO WALKS BY ME

TO KNOW IF THEY ARE REAL

OR JUST

😔 WHISPERS IN MY HEAD... 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

WINNERS IN THE TALK TO ME GIVEAWAY

CASSIE SMITH                     ALICE MILLER
RUSTY SCHAEFFER            KIM LE
KILEY RHYNER                   BARBARA ANDREWS
GLORIA BROOKS                RAY SUMMEY Jr.
ERIN PERRY                          KATEY MCKINNEY
ERIN WARMBOLD               AMBER PIERSOL
KAY CARD                             TOM ROGAN
KORTNEY LAH





CONGRATULATIONS!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

ONLY DAYS LEFT TO ENTER!

COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS LEFT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF MY LATEST NOVELLA TALK TO ME.

CLICK THE LINK ON THE LEFT TO ENTER.


CARLY BOYLES DIDN'T DESERVE WHAT HAPPENED TO HER...
READ IT TODAY! 
Available in eBook and Paperback


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

HELP ME! Review

"Donna M. Zadunajsky"
"CreateSpace (2016)"
"ISBN 9781522742456"
"Reviewed by Emily Sutton (age 16) for Reader Views (02/17)"

"“Help Me!” by Donna M. Zadunajsky is the story of thirteen-year-old Mick and his struggles with" "life. He seems like an average teenager but he’s going through quite a bit. His parents are divorced and Mick is angry with his mom. Mick’s best friend Ray committed suicide because he was constantly bullied about being gay, and he couldn’t take it anymore. After Ray’s suicide, Mick went to live with his dad to get away from the bullies and make a fresh start. Mick deals with his pressures by cutting himself. He says it relieves the pressure so he can breathe again."

"Layla is Mick’s best friend. When she notices that Mick starts posting sad messages on his social media accounts she is really not sure what to do, but she ends up telling her mother, who thinks Mick may be suicidal. Layla’s mom steps in and informs people about what is going on with Mick. Because of her interference, Mick and Layla end up having a fight. Layla is worried. Will Mick get the help he needs?"

"This book covers a lot of things that teens go through in today’s hi-tech world. There is so much pressure coming at us from every angle that I’m guessing many parents don’t even know what is going on with their kids. I know some people at school who have been bullied; it seems everyone has been at some point and to some degree. It’s not so hard to imagine being overwhelmed by it – kids are so cruel. It is hard to imagine being so depressed that you want to hurt yourself, but it is a real issue and as the author says in the book, suicide ranks as one of the top three causes of deaths in teenagers and young adults."

"“Help Me!” was hard to read because it really told the truth directly and was actually in your face. The voices of Mick and Layla were very clear. Mick didn’t hold back his feelings and you could really feel his despair. The characters are authentic, genuine, and totally believable."

"I recommend “Help Me!” by Donna M. Zadunajsky to all teenagers because I think it is good book to raise awareness about current teen-age social issues. I give it five stars. The author also includes" "valuable information in the front of the book about where to get help and it’s clear she did a lot of research."


Saturday, February 4, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

NO TEARS

What does it mean when you can't cry for someone that you once loved? I feel so lost inside as if I'm stumbling around in the dark, but there's no way out...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

ONE PERSON

"It only takes one person to brighten your day, but it also takes one person to 
destroy you..." 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Talk To Me Book 2


Teachers, homework, and never-ending tests.
Hanging with friends, dating boys, gossip, and preparing for the future.
Isn’t that what high school is supposed to be all about?

Carly Boyles was once popular and dated the Captain of the football team. She wanted to be like any other fifteen-year-old teenage girl at Lakeport Central High School, but Taylor Ryans changed everything.
Two weeks after their break-up, Carly can’t find a reason to live after she finds her best friend Staci Garrison; hanging all over her ex-boyfriend Taylor Ryans. Carly decides to take matters into her own hands, but is it more than just the break-up that has her world falling apart?
The rules no longer apply between two best friends when a boy comes between their once forever-friendship since elementary school. One phone message changes everything and Carly’s world is shattered to pieces.
Will she find a reason to live? Will she tell the one secret that is killing her from the inside out?

Talk To Me is a gripping tale of one girl’s life that will never be the

same again…



BEVERLY HILLS AWARDS

CONGRATULATIONS to TALK TO ME for placing as a FINALIST in RELATIONSHIPS with the BEVERLY HILLS AWARDS 2017 http://www.amazon.com/dp/...