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: “Rebellion: History of England from James I…” by Peter Ackroyd

Mr. Ackroyd continues his “History of England” series with this book, which describes the accession of the first Stuart monarch James VI and I after the death of the last Tudor, Elizabeth I. James unites the kingdoms of Scotland and England, but as a man more prone to scholarship than…

Congratulations Buckeyes – National Champs!

I know, I  know. This is a blog that reviews books. But if you missed the game last night, you missed heart pounding adventure and a roller coaster ride – the conclusion of a story that held deep disappointments and soaring highs. The kind of thrills we look for in books was found…

Book review: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy” by Karen Abbott

“Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy” tells the incredible stories of four women, two Confederates and two Union supporters, who risked their lives, and the lives of their loved ones, to conduct espionage during the Civil War. Each woman took on many or all of the labels included in the title at…

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