Steve Alten October Newsletter
To My Family, Friends, & Fans:

A few big Sea Monster Cove announcements in this newsletter - including a preview of the trailer to the web-TV series, “Where Sea Monsters Roam,” as well as updates on Episode One AND a new wave of content being readied for launch at

I want to thank those of you who sent get-well wishes after my September surgery … I am working out and doing much better I am finally healing from the second-most painful thing I have had to deal with: a huge hemorrhoid that drove me insane until a prescribed medication mercifully shrank it from a golf ball to a chick-pea (I can already hear my beautiful spouse … “Steve, do you really have to include this in a newsletter?” My response: “If it brings a smile to my readers’ faces—what the heck?” 

MEG author options Mr. Irrelevant,
an original football movie script
Steve Alten, author of Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror and Meg: The Trench, has optioned an original football movie, Mr. Irrelevant, to producer David Rubenstein (1917), and his partners Ken Atchity and Scott Becher of Win-Win Partnerships (formerly producer/director NFL Films).

SNEAK PEEK: Trailer to web tv series,
Where Sea Monsters Roam
This is the trailer that will open each episode.
My F/X editor has been hard at work on Episode 1 which we are hoping to release to all members in November. If you were a member and cancelled or a potential new member, the monthly cost is only $4.95 a month for the entire family, which gives you 24/7 access to the entire park—including the private library where you can read ENHANCED versions of my novels—for FREE. Join or renew now; memberships will be rising once we are ready to launch Episode 1: Maug Island in November. 
Palm-size MEG tooth found in DEEP WATER
The bigger MEGS inhabited DEEPER WATERS? Damn … if we only had a guidebook … a MEG-A-Primer that could somehow have predicted this common-sense science 25 freakin’ years ago! 

Eel Tracking Device
Confirms more Alten “FACTion”
This time, it’s Zachary Wallace and his theories about the real monster. 

Scientists have unraveled a mystery surrounding one of nature's most incredible journeys.

Music Video of the Month:
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Learning To Fly
Whether it’s with the Heartbreakers, the Traveling Wilburys, or a solo, Tom Petty keeps it simple and soothing.

Well, the good ol' days 
may not return
And the rocks might melt
 and the sea may burn…

(Hmm… maybe soothing was the wrong word.)
UPDATE: The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake
I am a day or two from finishing Part 3. Part 4 is 80% written, so I expect to begin Part 5 – the last section in November. 

Copies must be preordered on before we go to print.
12 Warning signs your liver needs you to know
The Liver…it’s the most important organ in your body! And you might want to take care of it as much as possible. A lot of doctors give us plenty of advice because one of the most important things about maintaining a healthy liver is getting a good night’s sleep and eating healthy foods.

ZOOM call with Steve Alten:
My apologies for having to cancel the last ZOOM; in this November ZOOM I plan on showing a preview of Episode One: Maug Island.

Join us on Saturday November 19, 2022 at 3 p.m. EST.

Reserve your spot with Kelly at
Recipe of the Month:
Hawaiian Stir Fry
4 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
1 medium red onion, halved lengthwise and sliced
3/4 cup zucchini, sliced into thin, bite-size strips
3/4 cup fresh pea pods, trimmed, tips and strings removed
2 chicken breast halves, skinless, boneless, and cut into thin bite-size strips
1 cup fresh pineapple cubes
3 tablespoons stir-fry sauce, brown rice, optional, cooked and hot
fresh pineapple wedges, optional, for serving.

In a wok or large skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium-high heat. Stir-fry the red onion in the hot oil for 2 minutes. Add the zucchini and the pea pods. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Transfer the mixture from the wok. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil to the hot wok. Add the chicken and stir-fry until the chicken is tender and no longer pink, about 2-3 minutes. Add the onion mixture, pineapple cubes, and stir-fry sauce to the wok. Cook and stir until heated through and the chicken is cooked through at 165 degrees F, about 1 minute. Serve over the brown rice with the fresh pineapple wedges.

*IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at Put RECIPE in the subject line.
Joke of the Month - Fly Eagles Fly
To pay tribute to the Philadelphia Eagles 6-0 start … a peek at next year’s predicted first round pick—running back Jerome ”Curly” Howard.
If you have a JOKE or FUNNY VIDEO CLIP YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at Put JOKE in the subject line.
IF YOU HAVE A JOKE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at Put JOKE in the subject line.
Stay well, stay safe… DON’T FORGET TO VOTE… and know I appreciate you.

Steve Alten, Ed.D.
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