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: “Royal Sisters” by Anne Edwards

Two princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret, were yanked from relative obscurity into the world spotlight when their uncle, Edward VIII, abdicated his throne and their father became Gorge VI. The close knit family (“we four”, as the king called them) were to undergo enormous challenges, not least of which were roles…

Book review: “I Was Anastasia” by Ariel Lawhon

In 1920 Berlin, a young woman attempts to end her life by throwing herself off a bridge. She is sent first to a hospital and then to an asylum where she refuses to provide any background information or give her name. It’s there that someone first “recognizes” her as Grand…

Book review: “I, Eliza Hamilton” by Susan H. Scott

On the back of the popular Broadway musical, here is a tale of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, wife of American founding father and first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. Eliza is the daughter of a wealthy and prominent Revolutionary War general who catches the eye of one of General Washington’s…

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