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: “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert

Author of “Eat, Pray, Love” Elizabeth Gilbert tackles the creative life here in “Big Magic”. She busts through so many writer misconceptions such as you must be struggling to be an artist, you should be angry and frustrated when your muse doesn’t cooperate, and that you shouldn’t compromise your work…

Book review: “Secret Life of Violet Grant” by B. Williams

In this dual timeline story, Vivian Schuyler is a budding newspaper woman in 1960s New York City. She receives a mysterious locked valise in the mail and discovers the belongings of a great aunt she has never known, Violet Grant. An aspiring physicist in the days of Einstein, Rutherford, and…

Book review: “At the Edge of Summer” by J. Brockmole

When Clare Ross’ father dies, she finds herself in the home of family friends, hoping in vain that the artist mother who abandoned her so many years ago will come back to find her. But Clare’s mother never reappears, and Clare is left to fend for herself as an artist and…

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