Steve Stroble

Biography

Steve Stroble grew up as a military brat, which took him from South Dakota to South Carolina to Germany to Ohio to Southern California to Alabama to the Philippines to Northern California. Drafted into the Army, he returned to Germany.
"I know I have a lot of nerve asking you to spend time with imaginary characters instead of with your family, friends, neighbors, even acquaintances or strangers, because truth is stranger than fiction," says the author. "But to keep your investment of time to a minimum, you can read some of my short stories. One of them is free here at Smashwords, "EMP Code Blue."

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Books

Apokalyptischer Schrecken: Eine Anthologie mehrerer Autoren
Price: Free! Words: 170,520. Language: German. Published: August 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Ein Box-Set mit Werken mehrerer Autoren! Hunderte von Seiten apokalyptischer Erzählungen!
Peseverance (Short Stories)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,720. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories
A varied collection of short stories covering a variety of genres. Titles include: What Smells, Revenge of the Undead, Riding the Bullet, The Case of the Missing Sophomore, OFFAL's Last Stand, Why Do You Look So Strange (All of a Sudden), Porthole in the Fog, EMP Code Blue, and Battling the Big CA in Sunny CA.
Bakersfield
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,100. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Wayne Sundowner's life unravels after his mother abandons him at the police station and only his Grandma Cathy agrees to take custody of him. Stuck in Bakersfield, Wayne learns details of his past that anger him even more. An acquaintance, Rex Lafyte, tries to mentor Wayne. But Rex has problems of his own, including owing a lot of money to unseemly characters. And why is a federal agent after Rex?
The Ravens Shall Feed You And Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,350. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Religious
A collection of short stories: "The Return" --Longsuffering woman awaits word of her soldier. "Ode to Spouses of Nomads" --Husband joins 12-step group to battle his nomad malady. "Not" --Frustrated Baby Boomer tries to relate to his kids. "Thirty-six Points and You Can Go Home" --If you earn 36 points you can go home, unless you're killed or wounded first. And 8 more stories.
EMP Code Blue
Price: Free! Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
After Russian astronomer Ursula Petrovich discovers a huge solar storm heading toward Earth, nations scramble to prepare for the natural disaster that might render electrical grids and computer systems and connections inoperable. But one nation sees an opportunity to combine an unnatural disaster with the natural one and inflict havoc on its enemy.
Of Cats and Neighbors
Price: Free! Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals / Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Cleo loses her direction and happy home during her nightly prowl after a nasty neighbor upset by her trespassing on his rose garden traps her and releases her into the wild.
The Wolf Is Crying to Be Heard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,990. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
(5.00)
“The howl of the wolf echoes humans crying for a place to belong” – Gray Wolf, Kentucky, 1899 Political movements demand government ownership of businesses, less immigration to America, universal health care, and other reforms as the 1800s become the 1900s. Eventually, a movement to prohibit alcohol succeeds even as middle-aged women are the ones most addicted to legal opium based elixirs.
The Prince of Alexandria
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,140. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00)
Egypt is on the brink of civil war. It's not present day but 1882, when an American journalist and British soldier meet in Alexandria and form a lifelong friendship. The journalist finds the big story he's been searching for. The soldier, Benjamin Worthington finds love.
Fool's Gold
Price: Free! Words: 80,080. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
(5.00)
Seventeen year old Thomas Schmidt loves his beer. But too much of it one night and a tragic fight at the local Gasthaus sends him fleeing from his tiny village in 1830s Germany. He is so desperate to outrun the avenger (Rudolph Stein) pursuing him that Thomas becomes an indentured servant to buy passage to America. Eventually, their misadventure leads Thomas and Rudolph to the 1849 Gold Rush.
Day of the Bomb
Price: Free! Words: 74,580. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
You can run but the shadow of The Bomb falls wherever you might go. For Jason and his fiancé Thelma, the bomb meant he never had to invade Japan and maybe die or at least be wounded. For Fred, the bomb means guilt and fear, wondering why it had to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as his wife Sally tries to help help him.
Out of the Wilderness
Price: Free! Words: 29,570. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Sam Smaltz just wants to be left alone. But being sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Gen X and the Millennials offers him no such comfort. As a Baby Boomer, he leaves behind a stepson, Jack, who instead becomes just one more nameless, faceless hero whose story gets lost in the battle against international terrorism.
The Human Factor
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,780. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00)
Money may be the mother's milk of politics, but no amount of money or politics has been able to get astronauts to Mars. Mars Expedition I results in the deaths of its astronauts. Years later, Mars Expedition II seems headed toward the same disastrous ending, with its astronauts defying Mission Control's orders from Earth and the political agenda of the mission's chief scientist, Dr. Graves.

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