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

HNS 2015 – Denver update

So I returned last week from the Historical Novel Society’s 2015 North American Conference in Denver. (The conference program can be found here.) With keynote speakers Diana Gabaldon, Karen Cushman, and C.C. Humphreys (Mr. Humphreys’ keynote address can be found here), a book signing with over 100 authors, numerous panels, a…

Book review: “A Very Dangerous Woman” by McDonald and Dronfield

Moura Budberg (born Maria Zakrevskya in Estonia in the 1890s) was considered the ‘Mata Hari’ of Russia as she counted many infamous men of the early 20th-century as her lovers (including British spy Robert Lockhart, Maxim Gorky, and H.G. Wells), probably spied for both the British and the Russians, and was…

Upcoming events and reviews!

The Historical Novel Society conference is in Denver this weekend! The U.S. conference takes place only every other year, so it’s really exciting when the date rolls around again. If you plan on attending, please look me up and say hi. Anna Lee Huber, Marci Jefferson, and I will be chairing…

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