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

Books so good, I re-read them annually

Every avid reader has them:  books they’ve enjoyed so much over the years, that they re-read them on a regular basis! Here are only three of the books I put on repeat play: The first will come as a surprise to no one. I first read Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” over…

Book review: “The Tapestry” by Nancy Bilyeau

Author of “The Crown” and “The Chalice“, Nancy Bilyeau completes the trilogy of former Dominican novice Joanna Stafford with “The Tapestry”. After the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII, Joanna lives a quiet life in Dartford, south of London, where she makes a living weaving tapestries. Unfortunately her skill…

Historical Novel Society Great Lakes Chapter, Cincinnati meeting

Last weekend we spent an amazing day enjoying Cincinnati. Special thanks to John Kachuba who was our host! We met at the Mercantile Library on Walnut Street, visited the Taft Art Museum, and finished at Arnold’s, a 150-year old bar and grill complete with a bathtub once used to make…

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