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


To all who purchased my book, attended my programs, invited me to speak and cheered me on, thank you. I truly appreciate it. Thanks also to those who took the time to write great reviews, spread the word about my book and e-mailed me to tell me how much they…

CABBS Program

Presented my Rum Run program to the Cleveland Amateur Boat Building Society on November 8th. What a great group. I thought they were going to grill me on my runner's construction, but they didn't. I met some fascinating people and some had some fantastic stories to share about their families…

Busy Week

Wow, I survived 3 Rum Run┬áprograms in one week, just getting over a bad cold. I was so tired and coughed more than I liked during the programs but my audiences were great and understanding. First was Brownhelm Historical Association at the Carriage Barn in Mill Hollow Reservation. 48 members…

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