September Newsletter
To my MEGheads and other cherished readers:
As most of you know, my family and I live in S. Florida. Over the last 27 years, we’ve dealt with quite a few hurricanes – my wife reminding me that I missed 2 weeks without power while doing a book tour for The LOCH back in 2005. Now, as Hurricane Dorian churns directly for us, I’ve been rushing to finish signing something really cool that I’ve been working on for awhile.
I always try to offer my MEGheads something special that you would be proud to add to your impressive Steve Alten collections. The last packages were put out to bid because I only had 20 complete sets of the 6 volume MEG comic – in and of itself very rare --- and really well done. Combined with the other items (including the last 16 copies of the MEG: Generations 2nd edition) and you definitely made out well. Those packages are now at the post office but may not be on trucks until after the hurricane passes. (I’ll send tracking #s when I can).
I haven’t pushed the Vintage package of late as we were running low on MEG tooth frags which I like to add as bonuses. Frags have been provided over the years by a few amazing MEG tooth divers/dealers I have met. At the top of that list is Steve Alter at Steve’s Fossil Shark Teeth ( who has great teeth at wholesale prices. Last week Steve sent us a new batch of frags that are among the largest I have ever seen – and a perfect bonus to a new package of goodies I have been working on.
When a publisher prepares to launch a new book, they prepare a sell sheet which highlights the story and marketing. These glossy hard stock one sheets are sent to bookstores, buyers and publicists and some are truly works of art. Being the pack rat that I am, I knew I had saved the original artwork; I just needed to go through my file cabinets storing 23 years of research in order to find them.
The good news is that I have found three of the best which I’ve spent time and money on reproducing, numbering, signing, and authenticating 100 sets. Included in the package is a first edition hardback of UNDISCLOSED, a page-turning factional thriller disguised as fiction that reveals the truth about UFOs and ETs. Also included is one of the last copies of the MEG mass market 1st edition (now out-of-print). Add to that a signed 1997 vintage bookmark and a medium to large MEG tooth frag and you have a one-of-a-kind package.
Total costs for everything: $99.95 (plus S&H).
The larger frags alone are worth twice that amount as large MEG teeth are getting harder and harder to find.

The complete package will go on sale at noon on Sunday September 1st, est time at


Besides getting the best MEG teeth frags and the lower numbered mini sell-sheet posters, the first 18 people who order will receive SIGNED copies of UNDISCLOSED, the next 10 will receive a mini poster of The LOCH collector's edition cover, signed by myself and artist Erik Hollander. EVERYONE who places their order BEFORE Tuesday 12:01 am will also receive a signed vintage DOMAIN bookplate.-- the same one I sent out 20 years ago when monthly newsletters used to be mailed.
Tim Shulte will be processing orders, sending out the largest frags first in the order received. Meanwhile, I’m racing to get him everything and finish the September newsletter before Dorian strikes…
--Steve Alten
SUPER-SIZED Vintage Package
1 UNDISCLOSED 1st edition hardback

1 MEG 1st edition mass market (out of print)

1 set of 3 Vintage Publisher Sell Sheets (MEG: Hell’s Aquarium, The OMEGA Project & The LOCH). Glossy hard stock, each signed, authenticated & numbered 1 to 100.
1 Vintage 1997 MEG bookmark.
Only $99.95 plus S&H.
On sale at the e-store at beginning on 
Sunday September 1, 2019 at noon est.
Only 100 sets will be sold.  

1 MEG tooth frag (50 large & 50 medium) included in every order!

Additional bonuses for everyone who orders before Monday September 2 at 11:59 pm.

Largest frags and lowest number sets of sell sheets sent first.

Books, bookmarks, and sell sheets all personally signed by Steve Alten.
Souvenirs from LOCH NESS
submitted by a LOCH fan
Every year, glass that has been discarded in the deep dark depths of Loch Ness eventually finds its way to the shore after a good storm, imperfectly tumbled, energy encapsulated, ready to start its new journey with Ness-Sea Glass! Scottish Sea Glass Jewelry and Gifts is made exclusively with Sea Glass collected from the Shores of Loch Ness. For us, there is no better mystical glass to wear!
Living Tips: The Dutch Reach
It’s easy and could save your life… and others as well - especially in NYC.
Recipe of the Month:
Homemade Granola
3 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups unsweetened coconut chips
1 cup chopped dried apricots (6 ounces)
1/2 cup coarsely chopped raw pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar 
3 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons real maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Kosher salt
Quick-Fix Honey Yogurt
Fresh blueberries for serving
Sliced fresh strawberries for serving

Quick-Fix Honey Yogurt Recipe:
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Arrange the racks in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Toss the oats, coconut chips, apricots and pecans in a large bowl. Whisk together the brown sugar, canola oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a second bowl and drizzle over the oat mixture. Stir well so everything is evenly coated. Use your hands to toss and make sure every piece of oat is covered. Spread the mixture in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden and brown, 15 minutes, rotating the baking sheet tray halfway through baking and stirring the granola with a spoon so it will cook evenly. Remove from the oven and add to a large bowl so it will stop cooking. Let cool before serving. Serve over a bowl of Quick Fix Honey Yogurt and top with berries.

*IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at  Put RECIPE in the subject line.
Joke 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  Put JOKE in the subject line.
Jon Stewart used to close The DAILY SHOW with his moment of Zen; I offer you a moment of Curly Howard and the 3 Stooges ... 
Stay safe, and know I appreciate you,
 -Steve Alten
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