Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Elizabeth Arnolts  

Pen Name: Elizabeth Ladage

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1984 in Pawnee, IL

-- Elizabeth Arnolts on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

I was born and raised in Pawnee, Illinois, attended college at Illinois College in Jacksonville, and currently reside in Williamsville, Illinois. I teach at Pleasant Plains Middle School.

Biographical and Professional Information

I was raised in Pawnee, IL and graduated from Pawnee High School in 2002. I then attended Illinois College in Jacksonville and graduated in 2006 with a BA in Elementary Education with a minor in English. My first book, Those Eyes, was published in 2006. Soon after I started teaching seventh grade composition at Pleasant Plains Middle School. My second book, The Coffee Club, was published in 2009.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Those Eyes
ISBN: 1424111145

PublishAmerica. 2006

Lillian and Jacob have the perfect love everyone wishes they could find, but a sudden tragedy leaves Lillian alone in the world. Years pass and despite every effort that Lillian’s best friend Hallie makes, Lillian refuses to look for a second chance at love. After all, the love she had only comes once in a lifetime…or does it? After meeting Ben, Lillian struggles to find her way toward a new life and finds herself facing an even bigger obstacle than she had anticipated: listening to her own heart.

The Coffee Club
ISBN: 1448996902

PublishAmerica. 2009

When Samantha, Caitlin, Lindsey, and Jillian first met, they were simply dropping their daughters off at dance class, but soon a bond of friendship grew. While they could not have been any more different, they had one thing in common—a desire for female companionship amidst all the slumber parties, play dates, PTO meetings, teacher conferences, and sporting events. As a result, they created the coffee club as a way to share in each other’s company and friendship. Follow Samantha, Caitlin, Lindsey, and Jillian as they face obstacles and struggle together to overcome their greatest fears.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (No)