Pen Name: None
Born: 1958 in Pickneyville, Illinois
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.
- 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
Release Date: 2000
Release Date: 2003-09
Where Did Laurita Go?
Release Date: 2006-05-15
Release Date: 2009-12-04
Fairy Tales Are Fragile
Release Date: 2010-09-01
My Name is Huber
Release Date: 2012-12-24
Canning, Pickling, and Freezing with Irma Harding: Recipes to Preserve Food, Family and the American Way
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
35216 E. 5th Rd.
Virden, IL 62690
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