October Newsletter
Hey, Guys

Constant Contact got hacked on Friday around 5 pm est disguised as a newsletter. Thankfully most of you know me by now and saw thru the bogus bitcoin donation. Security has been restored. Still, I figured I'd better address this ASAP.

Coincidentally, I was sending the October newsletter a little early for a few other reasons:
First, there have been an amazing number of mind-blowing scientific discoveries and announcements in the news this past week that support the claims and research in my novels UNDISCLOSED, The LOCH, VOSTOK (Loch-2) and The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake.

As such, I will be a guest on Coast to Coast Radio with George Noory on Wednesday morning September 25 at 3am to 5 am est. (midnight -2am PST) talking about The LOCH, The LOCH: Heaven's Lake, and Undisclosed and didn’t want you to miss it (assuming you’re awake that late or early).
Second, I just spiced up the MEGhead Supersize Vintage packages and wanted newsletter fans to have a chance at them before what’s left are sold out to my social media fans. There is some really cool stuff, including the most impressive MEG tooth shards we’ve ever seen. Both these and the personalized and signed first chapter of MEG: Purgatory help me to pay for two new experimental Parkinson’s Disease extracts that may be reversing my disease. If it works for me it can work for others which is our goal.
And last… as a special THANK YOU, I’ve posted the first chapter of MEG: Purgatory… and an amazing way to turn it into a one-of-a-kind gift for a MEGhead loved one..
Enjoy. And I am sorry for any stress caused by the hackers... Might have to unleash the Queen of the Panthalassa on the bastards...
Steve Alten
MEG: Purgatory – FREE First Chapter!
I won’t begin writing the rest of the book until I finish The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake in January (best estimate) but I did take a few days off to offer this small token of my appreciation in supporting my Parkinson’s extract.

MEG: Purgatory – Special Gift!
For a limited time I am offering to send out personalized, signed, and bound copies of the MEG: Purgatory chapter. Makes a one-of-a-kind keepsake you’ll have forever. 

Just Disclosed: US Navy confirms UFO videos are real deal
Are these ET vessels real? Absolutely - 100%. My 2016 novel UNDISCLOSED is a Trojan Horse of fact garnered from hundreds of testimonials about UFOs and ETs provided by NASA scientists, AF and FAA pilots, defense contractors, and Intel and military personnel. I was given access to this incredible information by Dr. Steven Greer, the foremost authority on the subject in exchange for editing his book UNACKNOWLEDGED. A year before I began, my wife and I had an incredible close encounter when we witnessed 8-12 whisper-quiet vessels pass over us. (see Author’s Note and read UNDISCLOSED – featured in the MEGhead Supersize Vintage packages below)

Supersize Vintage Packages 3 & 4
There were only enough goodies to make 98 combined packages, and we are down to the last 56 as this newsletter went into circulation. 

New species found 3,500 meters under the Antarctic Ice
Hmm… where did I read about creatures living under the ice? Oh yeah…. Loch 2:VOSTOK 

MEG: Generations Kindle Edition: Net it before Sept. 30 when it goes extinct
Tor/Forge Books has purchased the publishing rights to the sixth novel in the MEG series. They'll be releasing the book in trade paperback in June but have asked A & M Publishing to take the ebook down in October. That means nine long months before it is available again for $9.99. You can purchase it now (until September 30) for half that price ($4.99) before it goes deep.... 

Scientists say Loch Ness monster is a giant eel
Better late than never… The LOCH debuted in 2005. Scientists have today revealed the fabled Loch Ness Monster could in fact be a giant eel. The claim was made by researchers who carried out the most extensive study ever of the famous lake and its mythical beast. According to experts who took more than 250 samples of water taken from the depths of Loch Ness – the British Isles’ largest and second deepest body of fresh water – apparent sightings of the ‘monster’ were simply an eel.
China Might Have Its Own Chinese Nessie
And when I finish The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake in January, you’ll know what it is, and how it got there. Remember, like MEG: Generations you must pre-order a hardback at SteveAlten.com to own a hardback of LOCH- 3.

Check out the articles from MSN and from the BBC
Living Tips: Protect Your Identity
Find out how your Facebook profile may have all the information a fraudster needs to steal your sensitive information.
Joke Of The Month
A blonde teenager, wanting to earn some extra money for the summer, decided to hire herself out as a "handy-woman." She started canvassing a nearby well-to-do neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house, and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs for her to do. "Well, I guess I could use somebody to paint my porch," he said, "How much will you charge me?"

Delighted, the girl quickly responded, "How about $50?" The man agreed and told her that the paint brushes and everything she would need was in the garage. The man's wife, hearing the conversation said to her husband, "Does she realize that our porch goes ALL the way around the house?" He responded, "That's a bit cynical, isn't it?" The wife replied, "You're right. I guess I'm starting to believe all those dumb blonde jokes we've been getting by email lately." Later that day, the blonde teenager came to the door to collect her money. "You're finished already?" the startled husband asked. "Yes, she replied, and I even had paint left over, so I gave it two coats."

Impressed, the man reached into his pocket for the $50.00 and handed it to her along with a $10.00 tip. “And, by the way," the teenager added, "it's not a Porch, it's a Lexus."
My thanks to Jerome Dudek Jr.
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: Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli
5 cups broccoli florets
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind, divided
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
Cooking spray
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Step 1 Preheat oven to 425°

Step 2 Cook broccoli in boiling water 1 minute. Drain and plunge into ice water; drain.

Step 3 Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons rind, juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a medium bowl. Add shrimp; toss to combine. Arrange broccoli and shrimp in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes or until shrimp are done.

Step 4 Combine oil, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons rind, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and crushed red pepper in a large bowl. Add broccoli; toss to combine.

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.
Jon Stewart used to close The DAILY SHOW with his moment of Zen; I offer you a moment of the 3 Stooges ... 
Stay safe, and know I appreciate you,
 -Steve Alten
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