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: “Winner’s Curse” by M. Rutkoski

Kestrel is the piano-playing daughter of a general in this YA fantasy offering, book one of the three in the “Winner’s Trilogy”. Kestrel’s father, the Valorian General Trajan, is frustrated with his daughter who shows no inclination to join the army or marry. Still stinging from the early death of…

Book review: “A Hundred Summers” by Beatriz Williams

In 1931 New England, lifelong friends Budgie Burn and Lily Dane drive up from college to see Budgie’s latest flame play football. It’s on the football field that Lily first sets eyes on QB Nick Greenwald. Despite Nick’s half-Jewish heritage and the societal challenges that entails, Lily and Nick embark on a…

Book review: “The Secret Keeper” by Kate Morton

It’s 2011 and actress Laurel Nicholson and her siblings are watching as their 90 year old mother falls into ill health. But Dorothy Nicholson does not spend her waning days peacefully, looking at photographs, crying over the past, and speaking wistfully of “second chances”. Laurel is anxious to get to the bottom…

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