‘A Well-Lived Life’ is the story of Steve Adams, beginning at age 13. There are ten books in this first series, which take us through Steve’s eventual marriage. A second series, ‘A Well-Lived Life 2’, picks up the story at that point and continues into the future.
This book, Book 9 - Anala is the continuation of the story told in Books 1-8. If you haven’t read those, then you’ll have difficulty following the story. I strongly encourage you to read that before you begin this ninth book.
The author has won two very important Clitorides Awards for this work - 2015 Best New Author and 2015 Author of the Year. Several of the books were nominated for awards, including Book 5, which won in its category.
This first series contains ten books, totalling in excess of 3,200,000 words. The second series, AWLL2, contains an additional ten books with 4,200,000 words. Both series are dialoge-driven, and also contain quite a bit of introspection. The characters operate in the real world of the 1970’s through the current day, with historical events and people helping to drive the story forward.
There are many, many characters who appear throughout the story, and if you find it hard to keep track of them, you may find some assistance on our wiki: https://a-well-lived-life.com/index.php/A_Well_Lived_Life
In addition, we operate a Discord server for discussions and updates: https://discord.gg/UE8tAG5
And finally, we have a mailing list for announcements about AWLL: https://a-well-lived-life.com/mailman/listinfo/awlll
The mailing list is very low volume and should never contain spoilers, even if you are just starting out. The Discord server has channels where it is ‘safe’ to discuss the story without spoilers, but there is always a risk.
A special thanks to Steve Smith, my editor, who has done an incredibly fantastic job helping me bring these characters to life. Also, to my proofreaders and the members of the AWLL email group and Discord server who get to read the pre-release chapters and point out the remaining typos and misses.
If you desire to help support my writing, there is additional material available via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MichaelLoucks