Cindy Ladage

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General Information

Name: Cindy Ladage

Pen Name: None

Born: 1958 in Pickneyville, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Ladage was born in Pickneyville, Illinois. She has also lived in Nokomis, Illinois and currently resides in Virden, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ladage is a freelance writer who contributes mostly to rural publications. Currently, she is a staff writer who provides features & travel stories for the Farm World Magazine, Illinois Times, Illinois Explorer Magazine, & Senior News & Times. She is also a staff writer for several collectible farm related publications.

She has had her works published in more than a dozen publications, including Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul. She has written three short story collections - Porch Swing Tales and Porch Swing Tale II and III and three novels - Where did Laurita Go? and Love-Forward and Fairytales Are Fragile which won the romance writing contest for Oaktree press in 2010.

Ladage has also co-authored three children's books, Tucker's Surprise and Christmas Tractor and My Name is Huber, a Tractor's Story.

Published Works

  • Tucker`s Surprise, Roots and Wings, 2000 - written with Jane Aumann
  • Porch Swing Tales, Roots and Wings, 2002
  • Christmas Tractor, Roots and Wings, 2003 - written with Jane Aumann
  • Where Did Laurita Go?, PublishAmerica, 2006
  • Porch Swing Tales II, Roots and Wings, 2009
  • Love-Forward, PublishAmerica, 2009
  • Fairy Tales are Fragile, Timeless Love, 2010
  • My Name is Huber, A Tractor's Story, Acorn ~ Books for Kids, 2012 - written with Jane Aumann
  • Canning, Pickling, and Freezing with Irma Harding: Local and Organic Recipes from Farmall's Golden Girl, Octane Press, 2013 - written with Marilyn McCray

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Tucker's surprise

Release Date: 2000

Christmas Tractor

ISBN: 0970331924
Release Date: 2003-09

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Where Did Laurita Go?

ISBN: 1424120195
Release Date: 2006-05-15

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ISBN: 1448983452
Release Date: 2009-12-04

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Fairy Tales Are Fragile

ISBN: 1892343665
Release Date: 2010-09-01

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My Name is Huber

ISBN: 1610090543
Release Date: 2012-12-24

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Canning, Pickling, and Freezing with Irma Harding: Recipes to Preserve Food, Family and the American Way

ISBN: 1937747174
Release Date: 2014-05-15

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Information:

35216 E. 5th Rd.

Virden, IL 62690


External Links

Cindy Ladage on WorldCat

Cindy Ladage on Amazon


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