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


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…


It's been a busy week. I was speaker for our history program at my local library, and then guest speaker for Case Western Reserve University's Shipwreck Camp. The camp teaches students 12-15 about Lake Erie wrecks and lake environment. They read, scuba dive, research and build underwater cameras and research…

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