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"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



Thursday, February 25, 2016

HELP ME! in Spanish

Novella HELP ME! Now available in 
Spanish as an eBook. 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CACDH3C


Una novela corta acerca de un chico llamado Mick y sus problemas. El divorcio de sus padres y el suicidio de un amigo hacen que su vida se torne insoportable. Cada “corte” tiene un significado más profundo. Es un grito de auxilio.
“Giro el revolver Ruger SP101 de mi papá sobre el piso de mi recámara. Algunas veces, para ver qué se siente, coloco la punta del revolver contra mi sien, pero nunca he jalado el gatillo. 
¡NO!”
“Me gusta más cortarme con la hoja de afeitar y ver cómo la sangre corre por mi brazo”.

“Libera mucha presión”.
“Y puedo respirar de nuevo…”

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

UPCOMING AUTHOR SIGNINGS AND EVENTS...






THIS YEAR I WILL BE ATTENDING THE 
PRINTERS ROW LITERARY FEST 
SUNDAY JUNE 12TH FROM 10AM TO 2PM

ADDRESS: 
DEARBORN STREET AND CONGRESS STREET, 
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Goodread Winners for my book HELP ME!


I want to say Thank you for all the 746 people who entered the Giveaway for HELP ME!
Gratulations to the following winners!


Catherine L. Gosart

Judith Follo

Sharon Loucks

Hyacinth Palmer


Heather Cicio



Friday, February 19, 2016

Remembering Deanna Iris in NOT FORGOTTEN


Those of you who have read and enjoyed my character Deanna Iris, she has made an appearance in my latest novel HIDDEN SECRETS. If you want to catch up on what she and the rest of her family have been up to, grab your copy of HIDDEN SECRETS today!


Monday, February 15, 2016

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hidden Secrets Reviews.

I wanted to share this wonderful review for my latest novel HIDDEN SECRETS 'Secrets and Second Chances,' Book 2

Author, Donna M. Zadunajsky has another winner on her hands with her second debut novel........Once I started to read I couldn't put it down until I finished it......Every time I turned another page there was a new surprising twist, that left me just has shocked as her main character, Carla Michaels.....Great medical research went into this novel.....Great depiction of women who have trouble conceiving with constant miscarriages.....Child abuse/neglect with the courts stepping in and taking the child to foster homes......Excellent in-depth characterization of all the main players that you actually feel the pain and suffering they are going through......At times this book had me crying different types of tears.......The ending is one big twist, from out of no where and actually came full circle that left me satisfied......

Carla and Tim Michaels have been trying to have a baby for nine years now.....Well, it looks like their little miracle is coming true......Suddenly by coincidence, an unexpected tragedy strikes that will turn Carla's world entirely upside down forever........She will fall into a deep depression and may never come out.....A month later, someone she never said goodbye too will reach out to her from the grave..........A package addressed to Michele Channels will be given to Carla to open and read.......It is a letter and many journals that will be coming from the Executor of the Will, Attorney Robert Beckon......

Will she want to know the dark, hidden secrets that will ultimately be revealed.....Will this shocking mystery be the final straw that breaks her psyche or will this give a brand new, second chance at life......That's if she is even willing to take it.......

What a wonderful story.....I truly loved it and so will any readers who love contemporary fiction with a little mystery behind it......
Reviewer: Robin Lee

Every book I have read from this author gets better every time. This book is a very good read and can't wait for more from this author. Reviewer: Dodi Edwards

Another good read from this author . This book keep you guessing at every turn,and makes you wonder why. 
Reviewer: Diana Zadunajsky


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hidden Secrets now available!

Here are the links to my latest novel Hidden Secrets - 
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1523225084 - Paperback

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1523225130 - Large Print

http://amazon.com/dp/B01BPUMEF2 - eBook






... Hidden Secrets will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew...


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…

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chicago Writer's Association Review

Help Me. Donna M. Zadunajsky. Pronoun: December 29, 2015, Paperback, e-Book, Audiobook, 119
pages.


Reviewed by Suzanne M. Brazil.

Author Donna Zadunajsky’s novella, Help Me, is the harrowing story of bullying, depression, and their
consequences as told by Mick, the victim, and his close friend, Layla. In her forward, the author discloses
that the events in the book are based on real life with details changed to protect the identities of those
involved.
Over the course of a few months during junior high, Mick and Layla grow close as part of a small group
of friends that hangs out in person and via social media. Layla soon realizes Mick has been selfharming—
cutting—and she soon fears things may be even more serious than that. One night, a
particularly frightening incident spurs Layla to get adults involved, but did she wait too long?
Zadunajsky is a novelist and children’s book author who reveals in her dedication that she didn’t seek to
provide answers to the tough questions raised by her story. She felt a need to reach out and encourage
a conversation. She wisely provides a foreword to the book including links to resources and information
on bullying, depression, and suicide.
Zadunajsky's strength is in conveying the emotions of the adolescents in her story. Mick and Layla are
believable, relatable characters. It’s not that Mick has no friends; it’s just that for some reason he is a
target for bullies. Layla isn’t a savior character, either. She is flawed and as one might expect for a young
girl, unsure how dealing with Mick’s situation will affect her own life.
The reader feels Layla’s concern for her friend, her indecisiveness about getting her mother involved,
and ultimately her fear that this is too much for her to handle. Likewise, Mick’s despair at being bullied
and feelings of guilt about an incident in his past elicit empathy. Though not especially graphic, bullying,
cutting, and suicide are difficult topics to read about, and adults should definitely preview the book to
decide if they’re comfortable with their children/students reading it.
The alternating points of view provide heightened tension and suspense as we turn pages to find out
what becomes of Mick. The narrative does suffer at times from repetition of extraneous details, and
occasionally, character’s thoughts seem a bit older than their actual ages. Overall, YA readers, parents,
and teachers may all gain insight from Mick’s situation and realize the importance of a friend like Layla.
For an age-appropriate audience, the author has provided an opportunity for discussion about a

frightening epidemic among adolescents.

Monday, February 8, 2016

No Such Luck!

Once again my book was not selected for the publishing contract through Kindle Scout, but I assure you the book is worth the read and will be available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, iTunes, and Google Play. I will post the links by the end of the day today for all to purchase as an ebook.

Thank you again for all the support. My spirit is not crushed because I know it's a really good book worth reading.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

THANK YOU!

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE VOTES!
I received a little over 3,000 nominations for my latest novel HIDDEN SECRETS 'Secrets and Second Chances,'  Book 2.
It's amazing how much support everyone gave me. Thank you again so much!
Within a few days everyone that voted will receive an email on whether my novel was selected for publications or not. I'm keeping my fingers crossed and saying prayers. 
I will also post the result on my blog whether I get it or not.

Enjoy the book trailer below. 
Also you can head over to my Author page for recents updates on Awards I have received on FAMILY SECRETS, 'Secrets and Second Chances,' Book 1




Wednesday, February 3, 2016

LAST DAY TO VOTE!

My latest novel HIDDEN SECRETS was submitted to Kindle Scout. 
LAST DAY TO NOMINATE! 
Click on the link below to be directed to Kindle Scout. 
If my book gets selected and you helped by nominating, you will receive a free advanced eBook copy!

                               https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/181EOC08YIMTY


SOME SECRETS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE HIDDEN...