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

Reckless and other animal military heroes

This article originally appeared on the Historical Novel Society website. The link to that site is here. Tom Clavin’s latest book, Reckless – The Racehorse who Became a Marine Corps Hero, details the life of a sorrel mare that played a major role during the “Battle of the Vegas Cities”, a relentless…

Book review: “Margaret Beaufort: Mother of the Tudor Dynasty” by Elizabeth Norton

Elizabeth Norton, author of many books on England’s queens, royal mistresses, and royal mothers, offers this biography of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and the one, often overlooked person, who ensured the Tudor dynasty. Here, we see Margaret from cradle to grave, with descriptions of the great highs and enormous…

Books I’ll be taking to the beach

So we’re heading to the beach soon – our very first extremely long car ride with our toddler daughter. I know. I’m holding my breath too. (All you parents out there can send your sympathies my way at any time. Thank you in advance!) Of course we’re packing the car full…

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