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: “Option B – Facing Adversity…” by S. Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of “Lean In”, talks about what to do when you face devastating loss, undeniable grief, and unanticipated setbacks in this follow up to her blockbuster book on female empowerment. Here, Sheryl tackles the darker side of female empowerment – she details her journey from devastation…

Happy (summer vacation) reading!

I’m taking this week off from book reviews to unwind and relax with family and friends…and to read, of course! Instead, I thought I’d mention a couple pod cast episodes (and related books) I’ve been listening to that have been really inspiring for me and thought they might be for…

Book review: “Enemies: A History of the FBI” by Tim Weiner

Recent national events prompted me to download the Audible version of this 2012 FBI history. Mr. Weiner takes us through a very long journey where he says (I’m paraphrasing him here) that the balance between a free society and a just society is a terribly fine one. That opening thought…

 
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