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 Prime Minister’s Secret Agent” by Susan Elia MacNeal

  This was originally published on the website of the Historical Novel Society and can be found here. Maggie Hope returns in this fourth installment of MacNeal’s WWII-era mystery series. Code-breaking, lock-picking super-sleuth Maggie is now in Scotland as a trainer for her former espionage school, where she can recover…

Book review: “An Air of Treason” by P.F. Chisholm

  This review originally appeared on the website of the Historical Novel Society and can be seen here. This, the sixth book in the Sir Robert Carey mystery series, recounts the adventures of amateur sleuth Carey, the youngest son of Henry Carey, Baron Hunsdon, Elizabeth I’s Lord Chamberlain and half-brother.…

Book review: “The Romanov Sisters…” by Helen Rappaport

  They were beautiful, wealthy, and the fascination of royalty-watchers worldwide, but they were also sheltered girls, largely lost to myth after their untimely murder in 1918 by revolutionaries. Rappaport provides a peek behind the screen, a look inside the family life of the Romanovs from the marriage of Alexandra and Nicholas,…

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