Sing a Song of Blackbirds
Hailey Elizabeth Water’s is the wife of Benjamin Waters, the mayor of Willowmaid. She is bossy, controlling and intensely proud of her lofty position. These attributes make her seem abrasive but they also mean that she is very good at doing her husband’s job. Although many of the people of Willowmaid hate her, she demands the grudging respect of all of the town’s inhabitants.
Hailey appears to be thirty years of age, but her face is already becoming wrinkled with worry- and frown-lines. Her hair is auburn with several streaks of grey. She has brown eyes and fair skin, with a very angular nose and jaw. She is slender, but tends to adopt an aggressive stance that makes her seem wider than she is. She favors brown dresses and high leather boots that end mid-calf.