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: “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng

Perpetual wanderers Mia Warren and her teenaged daughter Pearl stop in Shaker Heights, OH, an affluent suburb east of Cleveland. There they rent part of a duplex from a Mrs. Richardson, a Shaker Heights native and long-time resident. Mia and Pearl divulge few details about their past except that they’ve…

Book review: “The Lost Season of Love & Snow” by Jennifer Laam

A 16 year old girl from a once prestigious family meets the famous poet Alexander Pushkin at a Moscow dance and loses her heart. Natalya or Natalie, as Pushkin calls her, devotes herself to the mercurial, passionate, often impecunious writer despite her mother’s misgivings. Pushkin is clearly talented and his…

Book review: “Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore

Mr. Moore tells a fictionalized “behind the scenes” tale of the nation’s first major law suit over intellectual property, Edison vs. Westinghouse, which can be overly generalized as “who invented the first incandescent lightbulb?” George Westinghouse, a Pittsburgh-based inventor and businessman, is sued hundreds of times by the “Wizard of Menlo…

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