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 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…


I attended a wonderful and very educational event put on by the Brownhelm Historical Association about the everyday life of a Civil War soldier. This was not a reenactment but a program where visitors could stop at stations and attend talks about uniforms, drills, weapons, music, medicine, food and women's…


What a beautiful day for the Lyman Boat Owners Association's All Classic Show at Huron's Boat Basin.Beautiful breeze, temps and view of the boats added to the enjoyment. Thank you to all who stopped by my booth to chat or get a signed copy of my book, RUM RUN. I…

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