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: “Splendour Falls” by Susanna Kearsley

Kearsley’s “Splendour Falls” (published in the U.S. in 2012, the work was originally published abroad during the late 1990s) is centered around the medieval castle of Chinon (France), the site where King John of England rescued his queen, Isabella of Angouleme, from rebels who were keeping the castle under siege…

Exploring German Village, Columbus, OH

Welcome to German Village, a National Register Historic District nestled just south of downtown Columbus, OH. Between the mid-19th century and the early 20th century, German immigrants flocked to this neck of Columbus, eventually becoming one third of Columbus’ population by 1865. While exploring GV over the weekend, I uncovered…

Book review: “The Chalice” by Nancy Bilyeau

The sequel to Bilyeau’s 2012 book “The Crown”, Sister Joanna Stafford returns for another installment of mystery, intrigue, Dartford Priory has been suppressed by Cromwell and the king, so now the novices and sisters of the former priory must make their own way in the world. Several of the sisters,…

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