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January 2015 Newsletter


If you are a MEG fan, then this newsletter and the coming months will provide you with plenty of entertainment:  

  1. The original MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror has been combined with the never-before-printed prequel, MEG: ORIGINS to create a SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION of MEG. I spent the last two months completely rewriting and polishing the entire story, adding new scenes, new twists, and a revised ending. I've also included 17 original interior images contributed over the years by my artists. The result is a completely different reading experience and a book that we believe will become a collector's item.  We're only printing 5,000 copies of the hardback, each individually numbered. The cost is $24.95 plus shipping & handling, but the books will only be sold through the REBEL PRESS website (the link is on the home page).  Orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis - the books shipped in numerical order. You can order as many copies as you want - store them as collector's items, give them away as gifts...  or sell them on ebay if you so desire  - but you'll want to order ASAP as we're only printing 5,000 copies.  (The original hardback sold in 1997 had a 150,000 print run and has been out of print for 15 years!)
  2. Debuting February 17 - VOSTOK, the sequel to The LOCH - and the prequel to MEG: Nightstalkers!
  3. Debuting in May - MEG 5: Nightstalkers... the final chapter in the MEG series.
  4. Coming soon... the official announcement that the MEG movie is in production!

Three new MEG books and a pending movie announcement - all that's missing is a new discovery coming out of the Mariana Trench... 


With that, here's your update.

--Steve Alten


Geez, I've only been telling the world this since 1997. Next thing you know, they'll find new life forms in Lake Vostok.

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MEG: Special Anniversary Edition hardback - order here
When I first spoke to the publisher about combining the prequel,
MEG Special Anniversary Edition
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MEG: ORIGINS with the original MEG, I had no idea the endeavor would take me over two months to complete. Once I began the edit, I realized two things - that adding the prequel changed the original, and that, in terms of writing, the original needed a serious polish. I am simply a much better writer today than the rookie who penned MEG twenty years ago. And so I rewrote the entire story. You can order as many copies as you like. You can resell them on ebay if you want - it's up to you. I'm using a percentage of my proceeds to fund research into finding a cure for Parkinsons, which I was diagnosed with 8 years ago... so by all means, buy as many copies as you'd like. I do feel the value will go up, especially with a MEG movie announcement forthcoming. Books should arrive in late January or early February. Each will be numbered and sent out based on the order they were purchased.
Living Tips - What time you eat can determine weight loss or gain                             

We've heard time and time again that eating fewer calories, changing our diet and exercising more are the lifestyle changes that can help us lose weight, but new research suggests there may be a simpler solution.

What time you eat can determine weight loss or gain
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Living Tips - What you eat can help fight disease                             
Food does more than fill our tummies; it keeps us healthy and sometimes even has cancer-fighting properties. Read on for 10 eats and easy recipes that can ward off the big "C"...

Laugh of the Month

A drunk staggers into a Catholic Church, enters a confessional booth, sits down, but says nothing. The Priest coughs a few times to get his attention, but the drunk continues to sit there. Finally, the Priest pounds three times on the wall. The drunk mumbles, "Ain't no use knockin'. There's no paper on this side either."

Q: What do a Christmas tree and a priest have in common?
A: Their balls are just for decoration.  

Thanks to Archbishop John Flannigan for sending these jokes in. 

IF YOU HAVE A JOKE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at  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.
DIRECTIONS: 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.

Thanks go to Erin at Real Health Foods.

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


Jon Stewart closes The Daily Show with his moment of Zen, I offer you my moment of Curly...
 (I defy you to watch this and not smile)

The Three Stooges Curly Howard The Best Physical Comedian Tribute
The Three Stooges Curly Howard The Best Physical Comedian Tribute


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


 -Steve Alten, Ed.D.