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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cindy Ladage  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children; Children;

Born: 1958 in Pickneyville, Illinois

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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''.

Selected Titles At Your Library

The Christmas tractor /
ISBN: 0970331924. OCLC Number:

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About a little girl named Allie who wants to help the family restore the family tractor that they bought at an auction. Allie finds her own way to help by making a journal for her dad about the tractor. She calls her journal the Christmas tractor.

Where did Laurita go? /
ISBN: 1424120195. OCLC Number:

PublishAmerica,. Baltimore :. ©2006.

After providing testimony that resulted in her ex-husband's and former brother-in-law's criminal convictions, a young women risks blowing her cover in witness protection when she stops a would-be robber at a local grocery store.

Fairytales are fragile /
ISBN: 1892343665. OCLC Number:

Oak Tree Press,. Taylorville, IL :. 2010.

My name is Huber :
ISBN: 1610090543. OCLC Number:

Oak Tree Press,. Taylorville, Ill. :. 2013.

The story of Huber the tractor from being made in 1927 to 1990 when he was placed in a museum.

Canning, pickling, and freezing with Irma Harding :
ISBN: 1937747174. OCLC Number:

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"In 'Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding', Austin writer Marilyn McCray offers readers step-by-step instructions on how to preserve fresh foods. The book not only explains canning, pickling, and freezing, but goes further to cover smoking, fermenting and curing of fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats as well"--Back cover.



Speaking Engagements

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Contact Information

35216 E. 5th Rd. Virden, IL 62690 217-227-3563