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

Castle on the Lake

At one of my book's programs, I had the pleasure of meeting two members of Morningside Book Club, Donna and Liz. Liz is the owner of the Castle on the Lake in Lorain which houses the Mexican restaurant, Castillo Real. Because the Castle is mentioned in my book,Rum Run, Liz…

Ohio Readers & Writers Expo 2016

I participated in a big book expo at Akron on Saturday put on by Ohio Expo. The set up, organization and organizers were wonderful. I had the honor of participating on a historical fiction panel and met so many nice people and amazing authors. Extra special was having fellow writers…

Shipwreck Camp

Wow! What a great time at Shipwreck CampĀ in Cleveland. I was honored to be a guest speaker at the two week camp to talk to the students about my book and its research. Threw in a couple of Lake Erie shipwreck and ghost stories, too! The students were awesome, and…

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