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 Phantom Tree” by Nicola Cornick

Alison Bannestre is born in 16th century England to a family distantly related to the famous Seymour clan. Her entire family dies of an illness, forcing her to the Seymour holding of Wolf Hall. There she meets another survivor, Mary Seymour, daughter of Thomas Seymour and the late queen Katherine…

Book review: “Mademoiselle Chanel” by C.W. Gortner

C.W. Gortner provides a fictionalized biography of fashion icon Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883-1971). Gabrielle is born into poverty, and when her mother dies and her father abandons them, she and her sisters are sent to Aubazine, an orphanage. It’s there that her talents for embroidery are first noted. Unlike her sisters…

Book review: “My Highland Rebel” by Amanda Forester

In the Scottish Highlands in 1362, Lady Jyne Campbell, the youngest girl of 15 children, seeks the independence and adventure she never had growing up. Cormac MacLean, the only son of notorious Highland warlord Red Rex, is an enormous disappointment to his father, who would rather Cormac’s attentions shift from…

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