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: “Last Original Wife” by Dorothea B. Frank

Dorothea Benton Frank explores those who stop – nearly 30 years after saying “I do” – to take stock of their lives and do not like what they see. Leslie and Wes have been married over 30 years, have two adult children, and now Wes’ best friends are leaving their…

Book review: “Committed: A Love Story” by Elizabeth Gilbert

Anyone who has been divorced understands the skepticism with which a person subsequently views the institution of marriage. It is this apprehension that “Eat, Pray, Love” author Gilbert embraces in her book “Committed”. Gilbert fans will remember “Felipe”, the Brazilian man Gilbert meets in EPL. They embark on a global…

Book review: “The Girl in the Glass Tower” by Elizabeth Fremantle

As Elizabeth I enters old age with no acknowledged successor, “Bess of Hardwick”, the dowager Countess of Shrewsbury, angles to get her granddaughter, Arbella Stuart in line as the best candidate. Arbella (or Arabella, as there are various spellings of her name) is daughter of Beth’s daughter Elizabeth Cavendish and Charles Stuart, the…

 
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