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


It has been two years since the release of my first novel, RUM RUN and I want to thank all of you that helped make 2016 another successful year. To those who purchased it or wrote a review, thank you very much! For those who invited me to speak at…

Lakeland Woman's Club

The record breaking warm temperature didn't keep the women from attending my book's program at DeLuca's Place in the Park in Lorain on Friday. Fifty-five warm and welcoming women gave me their undivided attention, sat patiently during a problem with my power point and bought lunch for me and my…

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…

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