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

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…

Program for the AAUW

I gave a talk about the research and process of writing my book, RUM RUN for the Elyria branch of the American Association of University Women. They are a great group of women, and I am honored to have been invited to speak at their meeting last night. A feast…

Books & Brunch

Wonderful time at the Friends of Keystone-LaGrange Community Library's BOOKS & BRUNCH on Saturday, April 16th. The Friends put on a fantastic event and I applaud them. Nice setup, great food and an emcee that was funny. I had a blast being one of four featured authors. The book-loving crowd…

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