Author Archives: alexanderhodde

About alexanderhodde

I love to write, I love to read (in that order) and I love to hike. My husband loves to fly remote control model airplanes, when he can get them into the air.

Wide Open Spaces (by Hannah Alexander)

If you don’t live in Wyoming, let me introduce you to one amazing highway. If you do live in Wyoming, you probably know what I’m talking about. This highway is called a two-track, and it’s quite honestly the style of … Continue reading

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The Heart of a King (review by Hannah Alexander

I recently received a copy of The Heart of a King, written by a friend of mine, Jill Eileen Smith. #TheHeartofaKing I’ve followed Jill’s writing career since it began, and have always enjoyed her highly readable writing style, which does … Continue reading

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OUTBREAK (by Hannah Alexander)

I chose the title of this article from something a friend, Karen Ball, said today because there truly has been an outbreak of tornadoes in the Midwest, where Mel and I lived for fifty years. I would show you some … Continue reading

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A Very Special Word (By Hannah Alexander)

I told Mel this weekend that I had agreed to go walking with a friend of ours in the mornings after water aerobics. The above was his response. “Sweetheart, are you sure about this?” he asked. “That’s two straight hours … Continue reading

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What Do You Want to Read? (By Hannah Alexander)

Today a friend of mine was told that readers no longer read the types of novels they read a few years ago. Tastes have changed and novelists need to change their writing styles to get with the program. I’m confused. … Continue reading

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I Heard the Scream Before it Came (by Hannah Alexander)

You know how, when you’re not watching, something might just sneak up on you? These are metal images of the Western Diamondback Rattler and a Gila Monster. Both are venomous, and therefore not to be messed around with. One needs … Continue reading

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Be a Modern-Day Barnabas (by Hannah Alexander)

What were the first words you heard when you went to work or school or exercise this morning? Did they make your day? Did they make you sad? Did they fill you with hope or discouragement? What were the first … Continue reading

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Newcomers (by Hannah Alexander)

Build your own community. Continue reading

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All Kinds of Heroes

Mountain Lion TracksThere is a woman in our town who is an unsung hero. I could not do what she is doing. I know this because Mel and I did it today in 16 degree temps, 60 mph wind gusts. … Continue reading

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Summer is Coming (by Hannah Alexander)

Do you miss summer yet? It’s been quite the winter for most of the country. Harsh cold, bitter wind, heavy snows, black-outs. Actually, also dangerous white-outs that send a lot of motorists to the emergency room when the snow is … Continue reading

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Teaming Up (by Hannah Alexander)

The pressure is on to create as I’ve been promising readers more books this year–and that means new books, not just new editions of books that have been published before. Life changes, however, and I’m not the same person I … Continue reading

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Fun Christmas Giveaway (by Hannah Alexander)

Twelve novelists–including me–have decided to gang up–no, wait, that’s not the word–we have decided to come together in a spirit of fun and offer some blessed person a gift card for Amazon. I will be speaking live on Facebook today … Continue reading

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My Yearly Reminder (by Hannah Alexander)

Does life seem a little high-pressure right now?  It often is, and we’re hitting the Christmas season with great gusto. As we deal with all kinds of circumstances in our lives, it’s nice to have a place where we can … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget! (by Hannah Alexander)

Hannah Alexander here to remind you that if you haven’t left notes for yourself everywhere in the house, and if you don’t typically know what day it is because your personal schedule is like ours–never the same day twice–this is … Continue reading

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Clinging to Security? (by Hannah Alexander)

What you see above is a highway built into the side of a mountain. To me, it looked like a precarious perch. We drove on it anyway, but kept our eyes closely on the road. Sure, we like to be … Continue reading

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