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

Photo Op with Mary Doria Russell

Last evening attended New York Times Best Selling author, Mary Doria Russell's program at Lorain County Community College. Enjoyed her talk on her novel, DOC and past and present books, SPARROW and EPITAPH. I read DOC and am presently reading SPARROW. She graciously allowed me to have a photograph with…

Westlake & Elyria Programs

Had a good size group attend my Westlake Porter Library program. Westlake librarian, Dan was my program coordinator and he was wonderful to work with. I had new photos in my PowerPoint presentation and new tales of Prohibition Lake Erie to tell. I try to add something new for each…

Huron Boat Show

When I took a break from my booth to walk around the docks at the All CLassics Festival in Huron, I was pleasantly shocked and excited to see my book on a number of boats' dashboards and seating areas. Wow. Thank you not just for buying RUM RUN but for…

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