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: “The Summer Queen” by Elizabeth Chadwick

The first in Ms. Chadwick’s sweeping trilogy of Eleanor of Aquitaine (known as “Alienor”) begins when her father, Duke of Aquitaine, dies on a pilgrimage and 13 year old Alienor is ordered to wed Louis (eventually Louis VII) of France for her own protection and the continuation of her duchy. A second…

Book review: “Madame Tussaud” by Michelle Moran

  This 2011 novel by Michelle Moran is a fictionalized biography of Marie Grosholtz, the woman whose wax models of famous individuals in eighteenth century France evolved into the many wax museums throughout the world who still bear her name. The novel begins on the eve of the French revolution…

And the winners of the Rysa Walker giveaway are…

Many thanks to everyone who stopped by last week to read the “Time’s Edge” review and my interview with Rysa Walker! I know everyone will enjoy the books, whether in print or audio. Special thanks to Ms. Walker for giving her time and offering the giveaway! And the winners of…

 
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