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July 2014 Newsletter

Dear Readers,   


This week, THE OMEGA PROJECT debuts in mass market paperback. The story is a thriller that can be described as Planet of the Apes meets Castaway as a scientist, on a 30-day mission, is cryogenically frozen in a habitat submerged beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet and awakens...12 million years later. The OMEGA PROJECT is one of my favorites; Barnes & Noble named the book as a top-4 summer selection. Watch the trailer:

The Omega Project Promotional Trailer - Steve Alten
The Omega Project Promotional Trailer - Steve Alten


Please spread the trailer around your social media pages, it means a lot to me.  


With that, here's your update. 

--Steve Alten

MEG on the loose?                          
 Over 50 readers sent me this incredible story.
Something Ate This Shark...But What?
Something Ate This Shark...But What?
Recommended read - Hellbound
David McCaffrey's debut novel is a powerful thriller about a serial killer's post-execution experience and the reporter out to learn the truth. David is one of my writing coach clients; check out his novel at: britainsnextbestseller.co.uk 

Living Tips: How to escape a submerged car

Escape a Car Underwater

Better watch!


See it at: http://aol.it/10nk8dv  

Laugh of the Month
After a long illness, a woman died and arrived at the Gates of Heaven. While she was waiting for Saint Peter to greet her, she peeked through the Gates. She saw a beautiful banquet table. Sitting all around were her parents and all the other people she had loved and who had died before her. They saw her and began calling greetings to her - "Hello" "How are you!  We've been waiting for you!" "Good to see you." When Saint Peter came by, the woman said to him, "This is such a wonderful place! How do I get in?""You have to spell a word," Saint Peter told her. "Which word?" The woman asked. "Love."  The woman correctly spelled "Love" and Saint Peter welcomed her into Heaven. About six months later, Saint Peter came to the woman and asked her to watch the Gates of Heaven for him that day. While the woman was guarding the Gates of Heaven, her husband arrived. "I'm surprised to see you," the woman said. "How have you been?" "Oh, I've been doing pretty well since you died," her husband told her.  "I married the beautiful young nurse who took care of you while you were ill. And then I won the lottery. I sold the little house you and I lived in and bought a big mansion. And my wife and I traveled all around the world. We were on vacation and I went water skiing today. I fell, the ski hit my head, and here I am. How do I get in?" "You have to spell a word," the woman told him.  "Which word?" her husband asked.  "Czechoslovakia."
Thanks to JoAnne Weise.  
IF YOU HAVE A JOKE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at [email protected]  Put JOKE in the subject line.
Three new Steve Alten releases coming this Fall!                             

In an unusual release schedule, I'll have three new books debuting in stores.

SHARKMAN (Sept 7) is a young adult/adult thriller which should appeal to fans of Spiderman and The Hunger Games. The reluctant hero is Kwan Wilson, a paralyzed teen who injects himself with an experimental shark stem cell elixir, hoping to repair his spinal cord, only to find himself progressively evolving into a predator.


VOSTOK (Sept 23) is an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller that crosses over into two of my most popular series, MEG and The LOCH. Vostok is a six thousand square mile liquid lake, over a thousand feet deep located two-and-a-half miles beneath the Antarctic ice cap that has been left untouched for more than 15 million years. In this sequel to The LOCH (and prequel to the upcoming MEG; NIGHT STALKERS) three scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life forms long extinct - and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.


Then there's my first original comedy, a romp called DOG TRAINING THE AMERICAN MALE (Oct. 8). Written under my pen name, L.A. Knight, the book is Shades of Gray meets The Dog Whisperer as the radio host of a women's talk show uses dog training techniques to domesticate her live-in boyfriend, empower her listeners, and raise ratings.

Recipe of the Month: July 4th Apple Pie


2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting, Pie Dough
12 Granny Smith apples-peeled, cored, and sliced
3/4 cup sugar, plus additional for pie top
Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large egg, beaten 


Step 1 - Heat oven to 375 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pate brisee into two 1/8-inch-thick circles to a diameter slightly larger than that of an 11-inch plate. Press one pastry circle into the pie plate. Place the other circle on waxed paper, and cover with plastic wrap. Chill all pastry until firm, about 30 minutes.

Step 2 - In a large bowl, combine apples, sugar, lemon zest and juice, spices, and flour. Toss well. Spoon apples into pie pan. Dot with butter, and cover with remaining pastry circle. Cut several steam vents across top. Seal by crimping edges as desired. Brush with beaten egg, and sprinkle with additional sugar

Step 3 -Bake until crust is brown and juices are bubbling, about 1 hour. Let cool on wire rack before serving

*IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at [email protected]  Put RECIPE in the subject line.

Jon Stewart closes The Daily Show with his moment of Zen, I offer you my moment of Curly...

Master of Comedy Genius - Curly Howard - Part 1 - Three Stooges Archives
Master of Comedy Genius - Curly Howard - Part 1 - Three Stooges Archives


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


 -Steve Alten, Ed.D.