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.

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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Wild Horses (by Hannah Alexander)

You know the old saying? “Wild horses couldn’t keep me away!” I’m not actually sure what that means. The picture above shows a herd of wild horses. They never tried to keep us away from anything except themselves. We were … Continue reading

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Help! I’m Hooked! (by Hannah Alexander)

I loved Nancy’s recent blog about her hiking trail in the desert. Makes me want to visit her and hike that trail with her. I’ve always had a fascination with trails and wilderness, from the time I was a toddler. … Continue reading

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Do You Remember? (by Hannah Alexander)

I was alone at home when we were attacked seventeen years ago. I received the horrible news from my writing buddies online, and the shock of it sank in more and more deeply as the day wore on. Do you … Continue reading

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Braced for Chaos (by Hannah Alexander)

This huge tunnel is a drainage from a dam just a few hundred feet away. It empties into the Green River in a canyon in Utah. There are warnings along the river that it might suddenly rise by six feet. … Continue reading

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Blow-out (by Hannah Alexander)

This weekend has been our first time for company in our new home, so the past couple of days have been a big deal for us. Having family made it easy and so much fun. We had a guided tour … Continue reading

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Summer Trip (by Hannah Alexander)

What a beautiful world we live in! After our move west two years ago, and then another move farther west this year, we haven’t been in the mood for yet another long trip this summer, but we wanted to explore … Continue reading

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