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: “A Perilous Undertaking” by Deanna Raybourn

Ms. Raybourn returns with her unconventional Victorian heroine Veronica Speedwell for this second book in the Speedwell mystery series. Veronica and Stoker are reunited for another mystery inquiry. This time, none other than Princess Louise (one of Queen Victoria’s daughters) asks Veronica to investigate the murder of Artemisia, a young artist brutally…

Book review: “Everything We Keep” by K. Lonsdale

On the day she is to be walking down the aisle to marry her fiancé James Donato on a summer morning, Amy Tierney is walking down the aisle to bury him. Stunned at James’ sudden and mysterious death in Mexico, Amy is stopped first by her fiance’s brother, who hands…

Book review: “Wishful Drinking” by Carrie Fisher

This is Carrie Fisher’s humorous, sarcastic, witty look at the roller coaster that was her life as of 2009. From being the oldest child of two of the most famous people who ever lived – Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher – to her turn as Princess Leia, her abusive relationship…

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