Quick Links

Steve Alten's Books


Barnes and Noble
Steve Alten's Books





Like us on Facebook




Join Our Mailing List
February 2013 Newsletter

Dear Readers:

Some movie updates, a unique opportunity for a few future best-selling authors among you, and an opportunity to be a character on a TV show. Plus another free chapter to THE OMEGA PROJECT.

Enjoy your update!

--Steve Alten

Domain - With the passing of the 2012 doomsday event, the Domain script is being revised and final monies are being raised. http://www.onceoncefilms.com/.

MEG and The LOCH  - We're hoping to make a big announcement in 2013. An international cast is being selected, top notch talent behind the cameras. . . fingers crossed. More details to come as soon as I am allowed to remove my muzzle. Tentative release dates: The Loch in 2014, MEG in 2015.



One spot remains in my WRITING COACH PROGRAM. This is for storytellers who have always dreamed of being published (not self-published -- the real deal). In the last eight years, I've selected only 14 clients in the program. Four have already been published, with more to follow very soon. Cost of the program is $3,700, (REG. $4500 AND half what I paid 17 years ago to edit MEG) which commits me to working with you from start to finish, plus assisting in getting the final manuscript to an agent/publisher.  We'll develop your story, edit the chapters, then I'll help you write a query letter to agents and publishers. If you think you have what it takes...


STEP 1: E-MAIL me a synopsis of your story at [email protected]   


STEP 2: I will offer feedback (free). If I see potential, I will arrange a phone call where we brainstorm the idea. These calls are always exciting as they flesh out the idea (no charge).

STEP 3: If we both agree to move forward, I send you a commitment letter that commits my services to your project.


Watch a pitch for a new TV Series Created by Steve Alten and Kreg Lauterbach. Post this link to your Facebook page and you'll be eligible to be a guest in the series once it's sold.
Sky Junkies
Sky Junkies
THE OMEGA PROJECT - Sneak Peek # 2
 The novel is my wildest story yet. The book will hit stores in August. Last month we posted the Prologue and Chapter One - Here's chapter 2 & 3.
Banned Superbowl Commercials
Sure, there were some great ads on Sunday, but here's the ones deemed too risqu�.
Living Tips - Which Foods to Eat - Complimentary Health Consultation
   It's rare for anyone to get an hour to work on their nutrition and goals with a trained professional. As a Health Coach, I create a supportive environment that will enable you to achieve all of your health goals. I have studied all the major dietary theories and use practical lifestyle coaching methods to guide you in discovering which approach works best for you. Most approaches to nutrition dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins. Instead of creating lists of restrictions and good and bad foods, I coach my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline. Schedule a free initial consultation with me today!
Contact Susan Forma, Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor
 If you or a relative/friend has been diagnosed with cancer...

You'll want to watch the video at www.ZapCancer.org 

Cancer Clinical Trial - Zap Cancer
Cancer Clinical Trial - Zap Cancer
Only in America -- Panhandlers...


Panhandler Party
Panhandler Party

YouTube Video Link - Panhandler Party

Joke of the Month: 


Joke of the monthThe IRS decides to audit Grandpa, and summons him to the IRS office.  The IRS auditor was not  surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney. The auditor said, 'Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment, Which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I'm not sure the IRS finds that believable.' I'm a great gambler, and I can prove it,' says Grandpa. 'How about a demonstration?' The auditor thinks for a moment and said, 'Okay. Go ahead.' Grandpa says, 'I'll bet you a thousand dollars that I can bite my own eye.' The auditor thinks a moment and says, 'It's a bet.' Grandpa removes his glass eye and bites it. The auditor's jaw drops. Grandpa says, 'Now, I'll bet you two thousand dollars that I can bite my other eye.' Now the auditor can tell Grandpa isn't blind, so he takes the bet. Grandpa removes his dentures and bites his good eye. The stunned auditor now realizes he has wagered and lost three grand, with Grandpa's attorney as a witness. He starts to get nervous. 'Want to go double or nothing?'  Grandpa asks 'I'll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your desk, and pee into that wastebasket on the other side, and never get a drop anywhere in between.' The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and decides there's no way this old guy could possibly manage that stunt, so he agrees again. Grandpa stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he strains mightily, he can't make the stream reach the wastebasket on the other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the auditor's desk. The auditor leaps with joy, realizing that he has just turned a major loss into a huge win. But Grandpa's own attorney moans and puts his head in his hands. 'Are you okay?' the auditor asks. 'Not really,' says the attorney. 'This morning, when Grandpa told me he'd been summoned for an audit, he bet me ten thousand dollars that he could come in here and pee all over your desk and that you'd be happy about it!'

I keep telling you! Don't Mess with Old People!!

IF YOU HAVE A JOKE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at [email protected] Put JOKE in the subject line.
Recipe of the Month: Baked Broccoli


2 packages frozen broccoli spears

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Salt and pepper to taste



Cook broccoli according to package directions and drain well. Place in shallow baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients; spoon over broccoli. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake in 350�F oven for 20 minutes.

Thanks to Erin Suchoski


* IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at [email protected] Put RECIPE in the subject line.
Stay well, stay safe... and know this author really appreciates you. 


 -Steve Alten, Ed.D.