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April 2014 Newsletter

Dear Readers,  


Being that it's April Fool's Day, there will be no MEG MOVIE announcement; however there may just be a huge announcement later this month. April also marks the release of the audio book combo of MEG: ORIGINS with MEG: A NOVEL OF DEEP TERROR (see below). 

Here's your update.

--Steve Alten

Steve Alten presents his debut, a jaw-dropping and terrifying novel about a marine paleontologist who faces off against the ocean's most deadly predator. 
Eels found in Deep Trench                 

Did these guys read  THE LOCH? Thanks go to Scott Curtis for sending this. 



Click here to read article 

Hey Steve, what's going on with LOCH-2 & MEG-5 NIGHTSTALKERS?                                                      
LOCH-2 VOSTOK, my first crossover novel, pairs Zachary Wallace with Jonas Taylor. The book is being reviewed by several interested publishers. If we go with a major house the novel would not be published at the earliest until February 2015. If we go with an independent, then possibly Fall-Winter 2014. As for MEG-5, I am still penning the novel. The goal is to release it in the Summer of 2015 with a MEG movie.
My next scheduled releases are:

July: THE OMEGA PROJECT (mass market paperback) 

July: DOG TRAINING THE AMERICAN MALE  (mass market paperback, written as L.A. KNIGHT) 

August:  SHARKMAN (hardback)
Living Tips: Secrets to beating cancer and other diseases

Every Sunday afternoon at 3 PM Eastern Dr. John Grinstein of the Bio Chemistry Research Institute in the U.K. offers a free Webinar that introduces nutritional extracts and incredibly valuable information vital in preventing and treating cancer and other diseases. These webinars, which offer opportunities for you to ask questions, are BY INVITATION ONLY. To be invited send an email to Dr. Grinstein at grinstein@btinternet.com . Tell him your name, any medical concerns, and that you are a friend of Steve Alten. Each week he'll send you a private link you'll need to access the webinar. If you know anyone with cancer, MS, or Parkinsons, instruct them to do the same. The information is incredible and may save a life.

GET YOUR REST - 10 facts about SLEEP
1. Humans spend a third of their life sleeping (25 years or more).

2. Humans can survive longer without food than they can without sleep.

3. During the first two years of a baby's life, new parents will miss six months of sleep on average.

4. Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day in five- to 10-minute sessions. Koalas, however, are the longest-sleeping mammals, sleeping up to 22 hours a day.

5. Only one half of a dolphin's brain goes to sleep at a time. Dolphins are capable of what is known as unihemispheric sleep, in which one hemisphere of the brain goes into a deep sleep while the other hemisphere remains awake. This allows dolphins to sleep under water without drowning. Dolphins spend approximately one third of their lives asleep.

6. Heart disease, diabetes, and obesity all have been linked to chronic sleep loss.

7. During the night, we move back and forth between quiet sleep and deeper, active sleep. We go through four or five 90- to 110-minute rounds of this basic quiet/active sleep cycle each night.

8. People whose normal nightly sleep duration is either unusually short (less than four hours) or unusually long (more than nine or 10 hours) have a higher-than-average risk of dying prematurely.

9. A person's core body temperature drops to facilitate the onset of sleep. This means that artificial heat sources, such as electric blankets, can negatively affect a person's quality of sleep.

10. Studies show that less sleep (six hours or less) can lead to higher inflammatory proteins in the blood.

Jokes of the Month - OLDER GUYS
An old man was in a Walmart when his cart collided with a young guy. "Sorry about that. I'm looking for my wife and I guess I wasn't paying attention to where I was going." The young guy says, "That's OK. It's a coincidence. I'm looking for my wife, too. I can't find her and I'm getting a little desperate. The old man offers, "Maybe we can help each other. What does your wife look like?" The young guy says, "Well, she is 24 years old, tall, with blond hair, big blue eyes, long legs, and she's wearing tight white shorts, a halter top and no bra. What does your wife look like?" The old man says, "Doesn't matter --- let's look for yours." Older guys are helpful like that. 

IF YOU HAVE A JOKE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at MEG82159@aol.com  Put JOKE in the subject line.

Recipe of the Month: Crusted Lamb with garlic


3 extra-large bulbs of fresh garlic (approx. 6 oz.)
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1/4 cup olive oil
1 leg of lamb.

PREPARATION: Separate garlic into cloves and take off the skins. Place garlic, parsley and olive oil in a blender or food processor and mix until a paste is formed. Get rid of excess fat from meat. Spread garlic mixture on all sides of meat. Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes per pound. This garlic mixture can also be used on other cuts of meat. 


*IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at MEG82159@aol.com  Put RECIPE in the subject line.

Stay well, stay safe... and know this author really appreciates you. 


 -Steve Alten, Ed.D.