R.C. Durkee is 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 her family’s 183 year old farm, she has raised horses, sheep, cows and crops. She has written and published short stories and essays for over twenty-five years and in 2014, Moonshine Cove Publishing published her debut novel, Rum Run, a historical fiction set during 1920’s Prohibition on and around Lake Erie. Rum Run was selected to participate in the 2015 Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus. A member of the Historical Novel Society, she does talks and programs about her novel and local history. She is currently working on her second novel set during the Civil War.