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

Tugboat photos

Friends Bill and Bonnie C. sent me a link to some awesome tugboat photos from the Cleveland area. Many of these tugs were built in 1904-1930s and are still in use. The Great Lakes towing company is mentioned in my book, and these tugs are like the ones my characters…

Return to Normandy

Jen L. and the book club at Normandy Senior Living invited me back to discuss my book now that they had read it. Big group with many good questions and wonderful insight. Their perceptions and conclusions were profound and informative. Writers need feed back such as this to see how…

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