R. C. Durkee

About me

R.C. Durkee is a writer and professional artist who blends her love of history, nature and rural life into her creative projects.
The sixth generation to have lived on the family’s 180 year old farm, she has raised draft ponies, sheep, cows and crops. Living on a generational farm ripe with history sparked her interest in early American history, historical places, century barns, and Civil War sites. Stories handed down have found their way into her essays, short stories and now novels. She loves the outdoors, nature, gardening and farming and enjoys reading historical non-fiction.

From my website


On Sunday, forty people attended my Rum Run program. I gave a PowerPoint presentation on Prohibition local history and how it relates to my book. It was good to see many familiar faces amongst the audience. The Grafton-Midview Public Library staff provided rum cake and virgin pina coladas to set…

Vermilion Library News

Vermilion's Ritter Public Library's director has contacted me to do a presentation for them in October. I am excited as Vermilion plays heavily in my book. Thank you, Janet F., I am looking forward to doing the event.

Preparing Presentation

I have put the final touches on a new Power Point presentation for my book. It will include local Prohibition history as it pertains to the story. It has been fun but engaging. There is so much I am learning about computers along with the publishing/marketing aspect. I am getting…

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