Steve Pribish


Steve Pribish was born in Joliet, Illinois of Russian immigrants and learned stories of "years ago" first hand from his father and grandfather. After college, Steve spent thirty-three years working for the United States government monitoring the Soviet Union. He was deeply involved in Russian culture and made prolonged trips into European Russia.

Steve's novels are the result of several generations of experience. He is the author of over two hundred government reports and has written for "Home and Away" and "Videomaker" magazines, and several Midwestern newspapers. His short story, "There Will Be Crosses" won first place in the Dayton Daily News Short Story Contest in 1997, and "The MiG and I" won first place for personal stories in the Sinclair College short story contest.

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Series: Ikons, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,440. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Nonfiction » History » Russian
An assassination in Serbia sets off a series of events that draws the world into an ever-expanding vortex of madness. As mighty armies clash, entire populations must either flee their ancestral homes or be ground into dust. Akulina Boriskova and her two young sons are caught in the center of the madness and with the other villagers of Hutawa, Byelorussia must choose between death or Siberia.
Series: Ikons, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,730. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » History » Russian
Russia is in turmoil. Her people have lost faith in their government, her economy is in ruins and her armed forces have suffered an embarrassing defeat. Ethnic and religious rivalries threaten to tear the country apart and world war looms on the horizon. The year is 1905.

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  • '56 on Jan. 16, 2013

    Went I began high school in 1957, I had the opportunity to meet two Hungarian boys who had escaped their country during the ‘56 revolt. While their stories, told in halting English, were fascinating, it wasn’t until I read this novel from an adult perspective that I fully understood what they must have gone through. Gabriella Horvath paints a vivid picture of life under the thumb of a totalitarian state and the hardships people are willing to endure to obtain freedom. It is definitely a story worth reading.
  • Prisoner 721 on April 22, 2013

    Wow! This story is fantastic. Think HAL meets Johnny 5 with a dash of The Count of Monte Cristo. I got so caught up in it I didn't remember it was a short story and was ready to buy the ebook. I would have liked the story to go on. The ending was one that makes the reader think about the true meaning of intelligence. "Where are you, Santa Anna?"