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


May started off with a blast (artillery demonstration) at the Ohio Civil War Show in Mansfield,Ohio. The next day, I was honored to be guest speaker for the Daughters of the American Revolution's Firelands Chapter. They are a wonderful and welcoming group, and I enjoyed meeting them. A friend just…


Foul weather and poor road conditions did not stop me from presenting my RUM RUN program to SanduskyHarbor Yacht Club's annual Rendezvous held at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron on January 13. It was a great turnout despite poor weather that picked that weekend event to snow, blow and ice.…


It was wonderful to meet the members of the Firelands Historical Society who invited me to speak about my book and Lake Erie/area during Prohibition. I created a new PowerPoint presentation to try out on them and I think it went well although I left out some fascinating information on…

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