Interview with Donna Zadunajsky- Author of Help Me!

Topics of conversation:

  • Writing in different genres
  • Reading Goals
  • Love of Music
  • Freelance Writing
  • Work Ethic and Her Mentor
  • Elvis Presley Memorabilia

Donna Zadunajsky  grew up in a small town in Ohio named Bristolville, spending her childhood reading, writing, and fishing. In her teens, she read nothing but Stephen King books, and it was then that she told herself she would one day write her own books.  Donna’s writing career began with seven children books about her daughter and the adventures she went on, but her dream has always been to write mystery/suspense novels.

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Help Me! is 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…”

Reader Views 2016/2017 Literary Awards Winner for Reader Views Reviewer's Choice Award - First Place - Teen Category,  Second Place - Young Adult Category, and Reader Views Kids Award for Best Teen/YA Book of the Year

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