Author Dane Ladwig



I am passionate about the Native American plight; my great-grandmother is a Native Chiricahua Apache. She has passed through this life, but I say she "is" Native American Indian, because her beautiful spirit continues to live on through my siblings and me.

Raised on the south side of Chicago and the Logan Square area, I was exposed to the turbulent lifestyle of Chicago's adolescent gang scene. As a young teen, my family was fractured, my siblings and I were abandoned. I was forced to live on the streets. This is the time in my life when I learned the harsh, but true realities, and the struggles many homeless people face. 

Currently, I reside in DuPage County, Illinois. I hold an ABS in Biblical Studies, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Philosophy and English-Creative Writing. My passions include being versed in numerous musical instruments and I have a deep adoration for classic literature.

Although I am a well-versed writer, I enjoy exploring many genres as I feel all written word offers us the wonderful ability to expand our knowledge and our experiences. I have been featured on several radio and television broadcasts and in numerous newspaper articles.

When not penning a new manuscript, blog or making an appearance on a television or radio show, I enjoy riding my Harley Davidson motorcycle through the country back roads. I am an active member of the American Legion/Legion Riders Post 1941 -- LaGrange, Illinois, and the Chicago Writer's Association.