QUOTE

"WHAT WE THINK IS MORE IMPORTANT IN LIFE, IS JUST AN EXCUSE FOR NOT TRYING HARD ENOUGH FOR WHAT IS RIGHT IN FRONT OF US... "
by: DONNA M. ZADUNAJSKY



Sunday, December 25, 2016



Merry Christmas!


So that's what happened to the cookies and milk for Santa!


Monday, November 21, 2016

Holidays are approaching!

I can't believe how fast the year has gone and we're only a month away from Christmas. Black Friday is creeping up on us and it's a day where I stay away from the stores. I know, I know. That's when I should go shopping, but I hate crowds. I hate standing in line to checkout for more than 10 minutes. 

So, I'm one of those shoppers that love to shop all year long for presents. In fact, I only have one person left to shop for and that's my daughter, who technically, doesn't need anything, but I can't let her wake up and have no presents under the tree. It's hard to buy for a 15-year-old.

Now, with that said, you can head over to my bookstore for some early holiday shopping. I am taking 25% off all books. These are paperback books only, I don't have any control over the price of my ebooks. If you are interested in having a book autographed by me, just send me an email and I will sign it for you or that special someone on your Christmas list. 


http://www.donnazadunajsky.com

I also have a shop on ETSY with items I have made and my books if you're interested in buying them.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AllCreationsByDonna/items

I hope everyone has a wonderful, loving, and safe Family gathering with plenty of food to fill your belly's.


HAPPY
THANKSGIVING! 







Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Preorder your copy TODAY!

TALK TO  ME is available for preorder until December 20th, 2016 on these selected websites:

BARNES AND NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/talk-to-me-donna-m-zadunajsky/1124914804?ean=9781938037634

ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/talk-to-me/id1166375554?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

GOOGLE: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Donna_M_Zadunajsky_Talk_To_Me?id=pIRFDQAAQBAJ


KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/ebook/talk-to-me-3

The book will be available on Amazon on December 1st when the book is released.

HELP ME! Book 1 is available now.                      
                                                                                                         TALK TO ME coming soon...


Sunday, October 2, 2016

TALK TO ME- book trailer







Crowded halls filled with noisy teenagers.
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…

Preorder your copy today!




Friday, September 30, 2016

Oswego Literary Fest

Upcoming Author Events

OSWEGO LITERARY FEST: 
October 1st, 9am to 1pm

There will be many local authors attending the event. Join us and find out what we're up to on our latest book/books. We love answering questions and getting to know our readers and meeting new fans.
​Click on the link below for more information about the Fest:
patch.com/illinois/oswego/book-lovers-unite-oswego-literary-festival-set-oct-1

100 PARKERS MILL
OSWEGO, ILLINOIS

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

NOT FORGOTTEN is available in Print Edition

If you were waiting to get your print copy of NOT FORGOTTEN, the wait is over. You can buy it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or directly from my Custom Book Publishing website. Links are below.









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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Winners of the Author U Draft to Dream Contest

I'm here in Denver, Colorado as one of the Finalist in the Draft to Dream in the Author U unpublished contest. Back in May 2016, I submitted book 2 of my HELP ME! series titled TALK TO ME, which is one of the finalist in the contest for Young Adults. Listed below are the Finalists and the Winners of the contest.

I'm sad to say I am not one of the Winners, but it is an honor to be a Finalist in the contest this year in 2016.

A review from one of the judges about TALK TO ME:

"WOW! This book broke my heart, but as hard as it was to read, it was a worth while story." 






CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who have entered and to the Winners on Draft to Dream.


DRAFT  TO DREAM BOOK COMPETITION


FINALISTS 2016

Congratulations to …  
                      
Children                                                                
Elizabeth Nicole                           More than Pretty
Kathryn Sevilla                            Little Rosie Rodeo
Wendy Shiner                              Grace’s Fairy Godmother
Carmela Tal-Baron                       Don’t Be Afraid, I’m Only a Child


Juvenile 
Laurel Becker                              Weaver Pond Stories
Barbara Fix                                 Pip & Pipa                  
Julie Griffin                                  Tough Life
Adam Myhr                                 Pine City Chronicles: The Old House

Young Adult
E. Paige Burks                             Return to Royalty: A Gexalation Fairytale
Natli Van DerWeken                    The Dragon’s Children: Dragon Keep
Donna Zadunajsky                   Talk to Me


Fiction 
Mel Busher                                  Saving the Wishbone
Tammy Grace                              Deadly Connection: A Cooper Harington Detective
DeAnn Holcomb                          Beyond the Shadows
Hyrum Laney                              Sons of Liberty 
Courtney Miller                            It’s About Time: A White Feather Mystery
Margaret Ann Spence                  Lipstick on the Strawberry
Ty Wilde                                     The Enraged  


NonFiction 
Jerry Altman (Richard Jacobson)  The Bird on the Cover
Lilian Casselberry                        Seeing the Future
Sandra Jones                              Intervene: An Emergency Guide to Addiction
Patsi Krakoff                                Senior Fitness for Life
Disa Van Orman                          Dying Doesn’t Have to Kill You


The WINNERS are:

Nonfiction- Disa Van Orman, Dying Doesn't Have to kill you

Fiction-  Courtney Miller, It's about time: A White Feather Mystery

Children- Carmela Tal-Baron, Don't Be Afraid, I'm Only A Child

Juvenile- Laurel Becker, Weaver Pond Stories

Young Adult- E. Paige Burks, Return to Royalty: A Gexalation Fairytale


Sunday, August 28, 2016


Here is the NEW book cover for my Novel NOT FORGOTTEN, which is now published by Custom Book Publishing


New                                                                            Old


AVAILABLE ON

CUSTOM BOOK PUBLISHING

BARNES AND NOBLE

AMAZON

Twenty-six years pass, Deanna moves back to the town where she grew up – back where her secret began and her life changed forever.
She receives a call from the police. Both her sister and her son are in hospital, critically injured in a car accident.
Sitting with her unconscious son, Deanna meets the doctor. Recognition flashes through her mind. There is something uncannily familiar about her. Could the doctor be her daughter? But she died minutes after her birth – or so she had been told?
An old friend is murdered and Deanna receives a note telling her to leave or she will suffer the same fate. What transpired all those years ago? And who is the mysterious woman she glimpses as she drives by her sister’s house?
Will Deanna ever allow herself to be loved and let go of the past? Or will her search for the answers lead to her death?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Author Interview by Eleonor G



CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO READ WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT MY LATEST BOOK AND ABOUT WRITING.


https://eleonorrae.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/roman-a-clef-at-play-an-interview-with-author-donna-m-zadunajsky/




Carla Michaels’s life isn't what she thought it was. She met her loving husband in college. She had a career as a teacher. All she ever wanted to complete her life was a baby. After five miscarriages, Carla had almost given up hope of ever becoming a mother.
Then a devastating tragedy strikes and everything she had ever loved is gone—now she’s left torn and shattered, wondering if she can go on with life.
Unexpectedly, she receives an envelope full of books. Journals that were kept hidden from her. A mystery starts to play out as secrets are revealed.
Will she get a second chance at life? Will the hidden secrets destroy her?  Or will she find the strength to survive once she knows the truth?


 “Hidden Secrets” will pull at your heartstrings until the very last page. Some secrets are not meant to be hidden…

Sunday, August 14, 2016

I'm off to Colorado

DRAFT  TO DREAM BOOK COMPETITION

FINALISTS 2016
Congratulations to …  
                      
Children                                                                
Elizabeth Nicole                           More than Pretty
Kathryn Sevilla                            Little Rosie Rodeo
Wendy Shiner                              Grace’s Fairy Godmother
Carmela Tal-Baron                       Don’t Be Afraid, I’m Only a Child
Juvenile 
Laurel Becker                              Weaver Pond Stories
Barbara Fix                                 Pip & Pipa                  
Julie Griffin                                  Tough Life
Adam Myhr                                 Pine City Chronicles: The Old House
Young Adult
E. Paige Burks                             Return to Royalty: A Gexalation Fairytale
Natli Van DerWeken                    The Dragon’s Children: Dragon Keep
Donna Zadunajsky                   Talk to Me
Fiction 
Mel Busher                                  Saving the Wishbone
Tammy Grace                              Deadly Connection: A Cooper Harington Detective
DeAnn Holcomb                          Beyond the Shadows
Hyrum Laney                              Sons of Liberty 
Courtney Miller                            It’s About Time: A White Feather Mystery
Margaret Ann Spence                  Lipstick on the Strawberry
Ty Wilde                                     The Enraged  
NonFiction 
Jerry Altman (Richard Jacobson)  The Bird on the Cover
Lilian Casselberry                        Seeing the Future
Sandra Jones                              Intervene: An Emergency Guide to Addiction
Patsi Krakoff                                Senior Fitness for Life
Disa Van Orman                          Dying Doesn’t Have to Kill You

WINNERs in each Category will be announced Thursday afternoon, September 15th, before DINNER at the AuthorU Extravaganza held in Denver, Colorado at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. 

Please keep your fingers crossed that I win. This would be such an amazing opportunity for me and my books.

                          TALK TO ME


Crowded halls filled with noisy teenagers.
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.
The rules no longer apply between two best friends when a boy comes between their once forever-friendship since middle school. One phone call 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…