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: “Agent 110, An American Spymaster…” by S. Miller

Scott Miller details the career of Allen Dulles, who eventually became the first Director of the CIA. This book details his career before that, during WWII, when he was located in Bern, Switzerland and played in active role in the German Resistance. Dulles was OSS Agent 110 for the precursor…

Book review: “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty

Several school parents meet up for Trivia Night at Pirriwee Public School. Readers are told right off the bat that a murder takes place at the event and the book begins by taking us back, one year earlier, to tell us about the key players and set the stage for that…

Book review: “Making Life Easy” by C. Northrup, MD

You might wonder why a book like this appears on a blog predominantly focused on historical fiction, and you’d certainly have a point. My underlying theme has always been a quest for learning about and reading about strong, empowered women across the years, so whether that’s historical fiction or something that…

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