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 Muralist” by B.A. Shapiro

Dani, an art assistant at Christie’s, comes across a series of tiny paintings taped to the back of recently discovered works she’s been asked to authenticate. She recognizes the small works as pieces similar in style to those her great aunt, early abstract painter Alizée Benoit, created. Alizée disappeared from a…

Happy Thanksgiving, (US) Hist Fic Fans!

Wishing you and yours the happiest of Thanksgivings! Here’s to food, family, and – of course – books!

Book review: “A Man of Some Repute” by E. Edmondson

This review originally appeared in Historical Novel Reviews and can be found online here. Hugo Hawksworth, an injured WWII intelligence officer, grudgingly accepts a desk job in the country and takes up residence in Selchester Castle with his spunky kid sister, Georgia. Struggling with his own demons, Hugo must make a…

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