Donna M. Zadunajsky was born and raised in Bristolville, Ohio, and resides in Illinois. She has written seven children’s books that are about her daughter and all the adventures she has done in her young life.
She spends her time writing short stories as well as novels. She published her first novel BROKEN PROMISES, 2012, NOT FORGOTTEN, 2013, FAMILY SECRETS, Secrets and Second Chances Book 1, HIDDEN SECRETS ‘Secrets and Second Chances Book 2, and TWISTED SECRETS ‘Secrets and Second Chances’ Book 3.
She has been working on HELP! series, relating to today’s issues of teen suicide and bullying: HELP ME! Book-1 and Talk To Me Book-2.
Besides writing, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and two cats. She enjoys reading and working on crafts and scrapbooking. She graduated from The Institute of Children’s Literature in spring 2011 and Penn Foster in Freelancing 2017.
started out writing children’s books before she accomplished and published her
first novel, Broken Promises, in June 2012. She then has written several more
novels and her first novella, HELP ME! which is a subject about suicide and
Help Me Series
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…”
Also available in Spanish!
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…
Secrets & Second Chances Series
Craven Falls, Ohio, is a small town with twenty-eight hundred residents—a town where everyone knows almost everyone else and where nothing ever happens, until one day two children disappear.
Ashley Teodora spends her days juggling work, school, and her five-year-old daughter, Lily. She receives a phone call from her best friend, Carla Michaels, needing her to go to Illinois to help Carla who is going through a tough time in her life. When Ashley returns home, she receives horrifying news that turns her world upside down; her precious Lily has been abducted!
Reece Garran is released from prison after a five-year sentence. His primary goal is to find the woman whose memory kept him alive all those years while behind bars. This woman had captured his heart and wouldn’t let go. When the transport bus pulls into the town of Craven Falls, Reece thinks it’s just another small ordinary town until he finds a reason to stay.
Catherine Teodora, Ashley’s mother, loves crocheting, baking, gardening, and spending time with her granddaughter, Lily. On a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon, Catherine’s world is torn to pieces. All she did was look away for a split-second, and Lily was gone!
A family pulls together in a time of need, but what happens when those that are close to you are hiding behind twisted secrets? Will they stand by one another and find Lily? Or will the secrets tear this family apart?
... 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…
Alexis has had big dreams all her life, and she’s worked hard to make them happen! After college, she married and had a beautiful baby boy, living her dream as “Mommy” until Colton was safely entrenched in grade school. She lands her dream job at NASA, and her supportive husband, Jay, takes the lead on raising their son. The perfect family, right?
Twelve years later with no warning and no reason, Jay commits suicide. Colton goes into denial and blames his mother; Alexis buries herself in her work.
Seven months later, Alexis’s biggest dream comes true. She’s going to be on the next space shuttle! Her victory is short-lived when she finds out she has breast cancer. As her health declines, Colton delves into the dangerous circumstances of his father’s death.
“Family Secrets” crept into Alexis’s life when she wasn’t paying attention. Will she and her son ever find out the truth? Or is it too late?
...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?
is a suspense novel of
murder, deception, and lies.
About a little girl named Tayla who starts school for the first time and is scared to leave her mom.
About a little girl named Tayla and her best friend in the whole world, her teddy bear.
About a little girl named Tayla who takes a trip to visit her great grandparents and goes to the park to feed the squirrels.
a little girl named Tayla who enjoys going to the beach and having a picnic and
searching for seashells.
a little girl named Tayla who is moving to a new town, but is sad because she
will be leaving all of her friends.