I’m Margaret Hauser. I write murder mysteries and my agent would murder me if I didn’t mention that I do have an agent. If you are a publisher or an editor looking for a great mystery series, check out my excerpts, they are to die for-at least that’s what I’ve been told. I have been published in a few minor dog magazines–humor and non-fiction.
I’ve been a member of Pennwriters for many years.
Major life events– I had a heart attack in August of 2011.
My husband died after a fall down the stairs on 2/21/19.
My husband was a police officer forced into an early retirement because he had multiple sclerosis. He was a police tactical firearms instructor and was a great and willing resource for me. He always encouraged me to keep writing.
This year, in July, we would’ve celebrated our forty-eighth anniversary.
I have owned Bull Terriers for over thirty years. At this writing, I have one Bull Terrier. We lost our 15-year-old male Gavin three years ago and I now have a spunky 8-year-old rescue mini-bull girl named Lucy. Lucy is white with a red patch over her eye and red on her ears. Even though she’s only forty pounds, she’s forty pounds of firebrand.
I was an avid gardener and once the weather warms up it’s hard to keep me indoors. Although, since the heart attack, I find I can’t do near as much as I used to do.
Our Koi pond was my husband’s last big project before his MS really began to kick his butt. It took him a whole summer to build. He dug it out by hand on his few days off from work and once the installation ended, it was my turn to plant the garden around it. Our yard quickly became our pride and joy.
Unfortunately, the work and energy involved in keeping the pond thriving was beyond both of us the last several years.
I filled the pond in and leveled the yard as best as I could. The Koi have gone on to another, larger pond where they are happy and well fed.
I don’t know where the future will take me.
I hope it’s where I want to be.
One step at a time.
One day at a time.
Always moving forward.
So far the future moved me from PA to GA. I sold the PA house and a lot of belongings.
I’m settled into a small house in a small town. I’ve spent some time making my new home mine. Added a sun porch, redid the master bathroom, and will put new counter tops and a sink in my kitchen. After taking a bit of a slip in my foyer, I’ve decided to also replace the ceramic tile in there and the identical tile in the guest bath with what I have on the sun porch and in the master bath.
After hating the house I lived in for 46+ years, I finally have a house that feels like it is my home.