Rebecca Henderson Palmer

About me

When I was 12, I told my mother I wanted to be a novelist when I grew up, to which she replied that I should find a “real job” in the meantime. Twenty-some-odd years later, after pursuing graduate degrees in science and business, I eventually returned to writing when I became a mom.

I have managed my own freelance writing company for the biotech industry for several years now and have published many manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as several industry articles.

Now, I’m revisiting fiction – trying to weave together my interest in writing with my lifelong loves of history and reading. My all-time favorite author has to be Jane Austen, but I currently enjoy Diana Gabaldon, Phillipa Gregory, Alison Weir, and countless others.

From my website

Book review: “Behind the Shattered Glass” by Tasha Alexander

I have a confession to make. I’ve side stepped Ms. Alexander’s books up until now. Many friends have recommended them, and I’ve always passed. As someone who prefers fast-paced thrillers, I presumed the Lady Emily mysteries were on the tame side for me. Until I picked up the audio version of this one….and…

Trends in Historical Fiction

Only recently was I able to take a closer look at the results of M.K. Tod’s Historical Fiction Reader’s Survey, assisted by Richard Lee of the Historical Novel Society. The survey was conducted in 2013 and the high-level data were published in January 2014 (follow first link above). Now that she’s had…

Book review: “Day of Fire” by Dray, Perinot, Quinn, et al.

A senator with a death wish, a reluctant bride, an indebted former soldier, a social outcast with an obsession for horses, a young man stung by unrequited love, a young woman in labor at the worst of times, a whore with the curse of foresight and her scrappy older sisters who…

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