Like in many wealthy American households of the time, it's the lady of the house who is in charge of the servants. Mrs. Lowell is fair and smart, running her house like a business. Margery Cabot Edwards, on the other hand, is a snobby, spoiled rich girl, more than happy to treat all of her household help like dirt. But her maltreatment is a catalyst to get Ceilidh to find work elsewhere, with the Lowells.
Frances has main advantages: a pleasant voice and demeanor, a high class-sounding accent to Mrs. Edwards, and a willingness to work hard.
The Badge of Humanity
When I first started to write The Obolonk Murders, I had no plan and no idea it would turn into three books. At this point, I knew I really needed to finish up already. One thing Untrustworthy has proven, over and over again, is the value of an outline.
Polymer
Review – The Polymer Beat The Polymer Beat moves the Obolonk action toward not just the robots […]
The Obolonk Murders
In the meantime, the best thing about the Obolonks is the world building. It is potentially the best-built world I have ever created. Hence the sequels. There's plenty of room in this universe.
Review – The Boy in the Band The Boy in the Band came about because I wanted […]
Mettle Draft Cover Nell Murphy
Mettle is a punny title. And it may be the best thing I have ever written.
A review of Stephen Baker's work, The Numerati.
Groundswell by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff This is something of an updated review of Groundswell by Charlene […]
The Top 10 Pet Peeves About Job Seeking Pet Peeves? I got ’em. Adventures in Career Changing […]
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