R.C. Durkee is both a writer and an award winning artist who blends her love of history, nature and the rural life into her creative projects.
The sixth generation to have lived on the family's 189 year old farm, she has raised horses, sheep, cows and crops.
Her artwork has appeared on magazine covers and art books, and she has exhibited her work in galleries in and out of Ohio.
Being raised on a generational farm ripe with history, sparked her interest in American history, historical buildings and places. Of particular interest is the Civil War and she enjoys visiting Civil War sites with her husband.
Rum Run is her debut novel and was selected for Ohioana and inclusion in the state's library. She lectures local history for lifelong learning courses, libraries and organizations, and is a recurrent program speaker for Case Western Reserve University's STEM program and Baldwin Wallace University's ILR.
An avid gardener, she also enjoys cross country skiing, reading fiction and historical non-fiction, movies, studying the stars and weather, hiking and biking.
She is presently working on a novel based on a Civil War soldier's diary that led to a mystery and life long quest.