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February 2016 Newsletter
To My Readers:

As I type this a decision is being made on who the actor will be to play Jonas Taylor in the MEG movie. Meanwhile pre-production is in full swing, with crews arriving in New Zealand.

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While they are flying to the land-down-under, I'll be heading to Arkansas on February 11 to 13th to sit in the A & M Publishing warehouse (I'm told there's a heater) where approximately 2,500 limited edition hardbacks await my signature -- all that remains from the original 5,000 first and only printing. I've never signed a 20th anniversary hardback before so my signature certainly adds to their value. I'm also including a 24 x 36 inch MEG surfer poster for free. That's the ANGEL package - $24.99 plus S & H. The postage is higher because the book and poster must be shipped separately in sturdy cardboard boxes and poster tubes so they'll arrive safe. (Rebel Press went cheap with plastic envelopes - A & M will only use boxes).

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The SISTERS Package is an even better deal: Three 24 x 36 inch never-before-released posters of MEG: Primal Waters, Hell's Aquarium, and the eye-popping Nightstalkers cover - all for $33.99 plus S & H.

NOTE: The prices listed in the MEG store state shipping is FREE. It's not, but we have to list it this way to save you some $ on the flat rate.

To order: Click here or go to and scroll down on the home page or click on STORE.


1. There will be NO SECOND PRINTING of hardbacks. If you purchased a MEG hardback and the movie is made, you'll have a souvenir that will go up in value. If you grab one of these soon-to-be signed copies - rarer still. WHY? Unfortunately, Parkinsons Disease and book signings do not blend well together. After this 3 day marathon signing in February, that's it.

2. After I sign the books, I'll sign as many posters as I can physically handle. FIRST TO ORDER THE SISTERS PACKAGES GET FIRST DIBS. So ordering TODAY is a good idea if you want to frame a signed poster. If not... no worries, the posters as is are incredible!

3. Once the books sell out the ANGEL package will be removed from the store.

4. Once we sell a certain number of SISTER packages, we'll only sell individual posters (still VERY WORTH IT!)



No, that's not the name of the book, but it will be the last one... and it'll be something special. The storyline came to me about 6 months ago and I can't wait to get started..


Anyone who purchased an ANGEL or SISTERS package is eligible to win one of 50 MINOR CHARACTER places & 6 MAJOR CHARACTERC PLACES. Your ORDER NUMBER is your lotto ticket.

MINOR CHARACTER CONTEST: 50 minor characters will be chosen.

If you bought 1 package then 3 of your order numbers will be placed in a jar for the March 1st drawing.

If you bought BOTH PACKAGES then 10 of your order numbers will be placed in a jar for the March 1st drawing.

And... if you purchase any package between February 1st & February 10th, you get the above PLUS A BONUS OF 5 more of your order numbers placed in the jar.

Finally, for every person you refer, you get 3 MORE numbers PER PERSON (you need to email me their order number AND YOURS after they order at [email protected] ).

MAJOR CHARACTER CONTEST: 6 Major characters will be chosen.

Eligible only for MEGheads who ordered both ANGEL & SISTER packages.

If you bought BOTH PACKAGES then 5 of your order numbers will be placed in THIS JAR for the March 1st drawing.

And for every person you refer who purchases BOTH packages, you get 5 MORE numbers PER PERSON (you need to email me their order number AND YOURS after they order at [email protected] ).

GO FOR IMMORTALITY! All major characters will receive signed MEG 6 hardbacks from me AND the last one who gets eaten in the series gets a special honor to be named later!

All contests aside, I promise you that you will love these posters.

With love and appreciation,

--Steve Alten
Albino Great White shark washes up on shore!
To have this on the eve of the movie entering pre-production is amazing. Could it be Angel's pup?
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Spread this Video on Your Social Network - Win the MEG-6 Contest
You can use this to get your social network engaged in the character contest. Be sure to have them send you their ORDER NUMBER - then you send me theirs AND yours!

What is the Adopt-an-Author Program?                       
Adopt-an-Author is a free not-for-profit secondary school reading program that uses page-turners like MEG and direct contact with the authors to excite reluctant teen readers to read. We provide free classroom posters and curriculum to over 10,000 registered teachers. More info at

Watch this quick video:

MEG expanded edition paperback now in Bookstores! 
Books-a-Millions and Barnes & Noble has them in their stores and warehouses and they've asked us to tell the MEGheads that if you want copies just call and they'll have 'em waiting. The new mass market features MEG: ORIGINS and a completely rewritten version of the original MEG, plus new chapters, expanded scenes, and 17 original images - all for $9.99
Living Tips - New Soda Dangers
This one may make me pass on the cola:
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Recommended Reading: Walking with Zombies by Michael Esola
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A man awakens in a driving rainstorm with no recollection of his life or how he arrived at his present location. His name is the only thing he remembers. He joins up with others experiencing the same lack of memory. They soon find themselves battling an environment filled with vicious and predatory creatures. The moment of clarity comes when they realize that the world and everything in it that has been trying to kill them are not what they seem. They finally come to the stark realization that they may have committed horrible acts for which they must soon atone.

Joke Of The Month
On a passenger flight, the pilot comes over the public address system as usual and to greet the passengers. He tells them at what altitude they'll be flying, the expected arrival time, and a bit about the weather, and advises them to relax and have a good flight.. Then, forgetting to turn off the microphone, he says to his co-pilot, "What would relax me right now is a cup of coffee and a blowjob." All the passengers hear it. As a stewardess immediately begins to run toward the cockpit to tell the pilot of his slip-up, one of the passengers stops her and says "Don't forget the coffee!"

IF YOU HAVE A JOKE OR VIDEO YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at [email protected] Put JOKE in the subject line.
Recipe of the Month: Honey, Grapefruit & Banana
1 (24-ounce) jar refrigerated red grapefruit sections (about 2 cups)
1 cup sliced banana (about 1)
1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
1 tablespoon honey

Drain grapefruit sections, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Combine grapefruit sections, juice, and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss gently to coat. Serve immediately, or cover and chill.

*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... (I defy you to watch this and not smile).

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


 -Steve Alten, Ed.D.

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