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Individual Author Record

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''.

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