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December 2017 Newsletter
To My Readers:

The Holiday Season is upon us (Happy Festivus, Seinfeld fans) and we've still got a few signed collector edition MEG 20th Anniversary hardbacks, signed copies of UNDISCLOSED,  and a special sale on frame-worthy  giant MEG posters (buy one, get one free).  When you purchase the first poster, indicate on  the purchase order which poster you'd  like as the free one.  All purchases help support Adopt-An-Author, a 5013-C non-profit teen reading program helping thousands of secondary school teachers. To purchase any of the above, go to  

With love and appreciation,

Steve Alten
Coming soon: MEG comic books & a graphic novel
The talented team at Dabel Bros. have been selected to produce the first-ever MEG comic and graphic novel. The production schedule is as follows:

Issue 1: Feb 2018
Issue 2: March 2018
Issue 3: April 2018
Issue 4: May 2018
Issue 5: June 2018
Graphic Novel: Aug 2018.

Big Opportunity to make money & get a shot at being in a movie:
A&M Publishing is one of the sponsors of the SNAG contest. SNAG stands for Social Networking Army Generals... individuals who have large followings on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or youtube. We're selecting 16 contestants, each of whom will be assigned a week to encourage their followers to purchase a $4.99 ebook that is being considered to be a major motion picture. There are 2 ways to make money:

1. As a participating contestant.
2. As someone who recommends a participating contestant.

And can do both! Check out for the rules. The contest begins in January, so sign up now.
Twenty Years Ago... my first TV interview:
Yeah, a lot has changed. I met Matt Lauer about five minutes before we taped this interview. He was incredibly nice and loved MEG... so last week's news was very disappointing.

Living Tips - Hope for Pancreatic & other Late Stage Cancers
Last month, I posted this video, which offered hope to a few readers (and their families) who have received devastating health news. Three years ago, a close friend of mine was diagnosed with Stage-4 Pancreatic Cancer which had spread into his liver. His presenting CA 19-9 was 268. Three months earlier, the microbiologist who was supplying me with extract to combat my Parkinson's symptoms had made a breakthrough in treating cancer. After using the new cancer extract for about 6 weeks, my friend's tumor in his pancreas had shrunk by 50% and the 32 tumors in his liver were down to two! The oncologist was shocked. Within 9 months his cancer was undetectable. 

I know what many of you are thinking - if this was real it would be in every medical journal and newspaper. Unfortunately, that's not how the medical industry works in the U.S of A. It takes tens of millions of dollars and many years to get something like this through human trials.

This isn't a drug and there are no harmful side-effects. The good news: It works against the worst stage-4 cancers. The bad news: It's not covered by insurance. Relatively speaking, it is not expensive for a treatment that has saved hundreds of lives, but it's not free either. Monies go to fund a non-profit lab to fund their research. In memory of my father (who died of cancer six years ago), in gratitude for saving m friend's life... and for you, my extended family - I offer this video to send to those who may need it, and my personal email address so they can request more info as to why this works, the costs, and actual video testimonials from people who were cured. I receive nothing but the warm feelings that come with sending the info that can SAVE A LIFE.

Funny Video of the Month - In honor of the new Star Wars movie...
Who am I kidding, I just enjoy Family Guy: 

IF YOU HAVE A JOKE OR VIDEO YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at Put JOKE in the subject line.
Recipe of the Month:  Multigrain Stuffing With Nuts and Dried Fruit
9 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the baking dish
2 medium onions, diced
2 medium firm cooking apples (such as Cortland), chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup dried cranberries
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
2 large eggs
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
16 cups stale multigrain bread cubes


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and butter a 3-quart baking dish. Melt 8 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, apples and thyme, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until the onions are soft, about 3 minutes. Add the almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, dried blueberries and dried cranberries. Add the broth and bring to a simmer.  Whisk the eggs and parsley in a large bowl. Add the bread, then pour in the broth mixture and toss. Transfer the stuffing to the prepared baking dish and dot with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 30 minutes, then uncover and bake until golden, about 30 more minutes.

*IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at  Put RECIPE in the subject line.
Jon Stewart used to close The Daily Show with his moment of Zen. I offer you my moment of woob woob woob - Curly, just for Christmas.

Stay well, stay safe... and know this author really appreciates you. 
 -Steve Alten, Ed.D.