This is the story of Michael Peter Loucks, A faithful, Russian Orthodox teenager, who has lived his entire life in the fictional town of West Monroe, in Harding County, Ohio. This fictional town and county lie in Southern Ohio, about ninety minutes from Cincinnati and forty-five minutes from Columbus.
The story develops slowly, and there is a significant amount of character development and exposition in the first thirty chapters, all of which is necessary to establish a foundation for the rest of the story.
This story takes place in the A Well-Lived Life universe, and I believe you’ll get more enjoyment from the story if you read the stories in the order listed on this page on my Wiki:
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.
I can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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