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: “The Song of Hartgrove Hall” by N. Solomons

As World War II ends, Harry and his two older brothers Jack and George return to Hartgrove Hall, their family estate in Dorset, a crumbling manor deteriorating from a lack of funds and the army’s recent occupation. The boys have an intense connection to the place, but its decrepit condition…

Book review: “The Lost Tudor Princess” by Alison Weir

Alison Weir takes on the weighty challenge of bringing Lady Margaret Douglas to life – a woman who played a large part behind the scenes during Elizabeth I’s reign but one for whom history is mostly silent. Lady Margaret Douglas was the great-granddaughter of her namesake Lady Margaret Beaufort, daughter of…

Book review: “The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor” by Elizabeth Norton

After Henry VIII dies, his widow Catherine Parr hastily marries the new king’s youngest uncle, Thomas Seymour. The marriage is suspect from the start as Henry VIII is barely cold in his grave and Catherine and Thomas marry without permission. Yet Thomas proves a canny manipulator and does an end-run…

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