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: “Rebel Queen” by Michelle Moran

“We can help pave the roads of those around us, but we can’t choose their direction.”  I thought this quote best represented Sita, the main character in Michelle Moran’s “Rebel Queen”. Sita is a poor village girl whose father has grand aspirations for his oldest daughter. A former soldier who fought…

Book review: “The Marriage Game” by Alison Weir

Alison Weir follows her novel “The Lady Elizabeth” with “The Marriage Game”, a story that details Elizabeth I’s precarious negotiations on the European marriage market spanning roughly 25 years. The true love of Elizabeth’s life, her childhood friend Robert Dudley, is a married man whose wife Amy sickens and then mysteriously dies.…

Thinking spring with new reads…

New season, new books to look forward to. Here’s what I’m reading to celebrate spring! Join me for new reviews, interviews, and more as we banish winter for another year.   Alison Weir tackles the romance between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley.     Nancy Bilyeau’s third in the Joanna Stafford series. This series…

 
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