Love is a Catalyst: The Pain Behind the Purpose

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1980s & '90s

Alana M. Hill

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Love Is a Catalyst: The Pain behind the Purpose is an inspirational memoir about a woman who overcame her mother's drug addiction and murder to find and fulfill her purpose. In this compelling account of growing up and growing wiser, Alana encourages her readers to see their own lives through balanced lenses. Let her story inspire you to press on.



Short Summary

Alana was an accomplished professional and a loving wife and mother. But despite seeming to have it all, she still struggled with the pain and brokenness from her childhood. She stuffed her pain to continue with success as an woman engineer in the oilfield.


Houston, Texas

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Alana

Age: 33

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Perseverance, Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Rodney

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Empathetic, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Greta

Age: 39

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Female leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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