December Newsletter
To my Readers:

My apologies for the lateness of this newsletter but we’ve been hard at work on a special project:

In the last 25 years, I have written and published 18 thrillers and a rom-com under the pen name L.A. Knight. Four were NY Times best-sellers, three others were International best-sellers, two series (MEG & The LOCH) have been optioned as major motion pictures, and our first release; The MEG (starring Jason Statham) was the #1 movie in the U.S. and world in August of 2018, grossing $562 million at the box office. As you read this, The LOCH and MEG-2: The TRENCH are moving closer to production while two more Alten thrillers having been optioned for television/movies.
This website has nothing to do with those novels. Among other unique perks the website offers members private access to Steve Alten projects that have NEVER been read or optioned to publishers or producers. Not because they weren’t good enough; in fact I entered several scripts & projects in contests just for shits and giggles and they either won or placed in the top four. Many of these tales are among my personal favorites; they have simply been waiting on the back-burner for the MEG movie to hit theaters (little did I know it would take 22 years - God bless you Belle Avery). They include novellas, feature length adventures and comedies written as scripts, award-winning reality series entries, and several unfinished novels which I had to put aside temporarily in order to expedite other contracted books. 

Each month I will post a new Steve Alten project for you to read and share your comments on in a private forum. What did you like about the story? What needs improvement? If you are a graphic artist, there will be a place to post a concept cover or movie poster. I will start my day by reading the prior day’s comments and responding where appropriate. Then, at the end of each month I will host a live Q & A to share MY THOUGHTS on YOUR SUGGESTIONS and discuss potential edits. And this is what makes this website so UNIQUE – because the script or novel has NOT been brought to market yet YOUR IDEAS can end up in the final manuscript or draft (anyone who contributes will be credited… and who knows from there?). 
Each project will remain on the site for 60 days. Example:
SPECIAL OFFER: The first 500 people to sign up to be a member between Dcember 10th thru December 15th, 11:59pm est . will be commemorated on the site as a FOUNDING MEMBER . FMs will receive future perks and opportunities to receive movie premiere tickets, giveaways, and more.
You can cancel at anytime… but knowing what I have to offer, I’m betting you’ll be visiting the website every day for many years to come. 
Many thanks,
Steve Alten, Ed.D.

Be sure to use Discount Code FOUNDING12 to receive a 23% discount AND be commemorated as a FOUNDING MEMBER .
Living Tips:
Watching this video could save your life!
This is an EFFECTIVE and simple way to save yourself if you're alone and choking. Demonstrated by a Fire fighter/Paramedic.
Recommended Reading:
Primal by longtime MEGhead Mike Esola

Bick Downs and the Society of Cryptozoological Agents are dropped into the lush bamboo forests of Vietnam. They are searching for Gigantopithecus, the largest primate that has ever existed. But what they find deep and entangled amongst the trees is not the reclusive giant that roamed the bamboo forests of Southeast Asia several million years ago. Instead, they find something else entirely. The animal has evolved.
Once-in-a-Lifetime Holiday Gift:
Have you been selected to be a character in either The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake or Angel of Death 1.1: SURVIVAL? For only $49.95 (plus S & H) I will print your character’s intro page on heavy 8.5 x 11 inch hard stock, personalize it and sign it and send it to you for framing!

To order: email me at [email protected] Subject: HOLIDAY GIFT . Include your full name, address, and message.
Joke 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  [email protected]  Put JOKE in the subject line.
Recipe of the Month:
Grandmom Rosen’s Fudge Brownies
4 squares bakers chocolate (unsweetened)
half cup of butter
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup unsifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup of coarsely chopped walnuts

Melt chocolate and butter over low heat and cool slightly. Beat eggs and gradually beat in sugar for 2 to 3 minutes. Blend in chocolate mixture. Stir in flour, then add vanilla and nuts. Spread in a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake at 325 for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in pan. Makes about 2 dozen.

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 used to close The DAILY SHOW with his moment of Zen; I offer you this Christmas moment of The 3 Stooges...... (ohhh, you hit Santa clause no presents!).

Stay safe, and know I appreciate you and sign-up for !
 -Steve Alten
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