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November 2017 Newsletter
To My Readers:
Last month, I posted a contest whereby anyone who purchased a hardback copy of UNDISCLOSED would be entered into my next character contest and - if we sold 5,000 books - receive a free MEG: GENERATIONS poster. Unfortunately, we didn't come close.  That was very disappointing - UNDISCLOSED is being touted by those Alten fans who read it as one of my best - if not MY BEST novel to date.  It's not about ETs and it's not SCI-FI. It's a thriller about very real secret blacks ops programs that actually exist called USAPs - Unacknowledged Special Access Projects.
Watch this short 2 minute video below and you'll understand:

As a special thank you for those who purchased UNDISCLOSED , I've selected the following entries for my next novel, SHARKMAN 2 (after MEG: GENERATIONS). If your name appears below (or your email address) send me your full name, a physical description, and a bio you'd like me to use to add flare to your character. Send to SUBJECT - SM-2 .

Nick Stadlin, Kelly Butler Stillwagon, Matt Simendinger, Kelly Devlin, Alec Russell, Robert Grunden, Shawn Wright, Ross Lane (?), Sandy Kinzer, Angela Arthur, Matthew Kushner, ??, Randy Blaydes, Kyle Lancaster, Tina Chester, Jordan Denny, Joseph Smith, Darren ??, Cynthia Johnson, Jessica Labarre, Robby Remey, James Sanchez, Garret Matsuura, Kevin Melvin.
There are still 20 positions left. Anyone who purchases a copy of UNDISCLOSED between Oct 1 and October 15 will be entered. And if you purchase 3 copies, you are automatically selected.

Order here and send me the receipt ASAP

With love and appreciation,

Steve Alten
Puerto Rico: Our Hearts & Prayers are with you...
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MEG: Generations Release Date
The sixth book in the MEG series will be released in February 2018 in hardback. Members of my VIP club will be able to purchase signed copies in January. 

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Living Tips - Steve Alten & Parkinson's Disease
If you suffer from Parkinson's and you wish to reduce or get off the meds, this video might help.

Living Tips 2 - Crohn's Disease, PD, and Multiple Sclerosis
The private lab and bio chemist who produces my extract for Parkinson's in the video above is now testing out a series of new extracts that may permanently relieve symptoms of Crohn's Disease, MS, and PD. To inquire how to be involved in testing these natural extracts (zero side-effects) email me at
Joke of the Month: 
Donald Trump was playing golf in Saudi Arabia when he took a wrong turn on the ninth fairway and got lost in the desert.. a vast desert with sand. Lots of sand.... you can't believe how much sand was in this desert. Anyway, the president had spent many days crossing this sandy desert and was desperate to find water. He was crawling across the sand on his last breath when he came upon a bottle with something inside. Desperate, he popped open the bottle and was startled when Hillary Clinton appeared as a genie.

"Well Donald, you know how it works. You got three wishes."

"Why should I trust you?" President Trump asked. "I'm the greatest president who ever lived and you're Crooked Hillary."

"What have you got to lose? You're a goner anyway."

Trump thought about this and said, "Okay, I wish I was in a lush oasis, with plenty of food and water."


The President found himself in the Mar-a-Lago of an oasis, surrounded by jugs of wine and platters of food.

"Ok, Donald, what's your second wish?"

"I wish all the NFL players who took a knee were fired!"


A newspaper appeared, the front headlines saying "NFL FOLDS DUE TO LACK OF PLAYERS."

The President quickly tweeted: NFL DOOMED TO FAIL - TOLD YOU!

"Okay, Donald, you've got one more wish left, better make it a good one."

"That's easy. I wish that no matter where I went, beautiful women would always need and want me!"


Hillary turned Donald Trump into a tampon.

Whether you're doing business with a Trump OR a Clinton, there's always going to be a string attached.

(For those of you on either side of the political spectrum insulted by this joke GROW UP and make a contribution to the people suffering in Puerto Rico who aren't laughing right now because they lack food and water and medicines.. and tampons, too!)

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: Salmon stuffed crab cakes
1 pound fresh lump crabmeat (drained)
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1/4 cup finely diced roasted red peppers
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
3 ounces smoked salmon
1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/4 cup canola oil, spicy Avocado sauce

Garnish: fresh cilantro sprigs.

Stir together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Divide mixture into 8 balls. Flatten each ball into a 3-inch patty. Divide smoked salmon into 4 pieces, and place in center of 4 patties. Place remaining patties over salmon, pressing edges to seal; coat cakes in breadcrumbs. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add cakes, and cook, in batches, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately with Spicy Avocado Tartar Sauce. Garnish with fresh cilantro sprigs, if desired.
*IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at  Put RECIPE in the subject line.
Adopt-An-Author Program - Buy a Giant MEG Poster - Support a Classroom
The non-profit Adopt-An-Author program is a free reading program for teenagers in middle and high school that motivates even the most reluctant teen reader to read. Every fall, we hold fundraisers to support teachers using the program in their classrooms. This month, all proceeds from the sale of our Giant MEG COVER posters will be donated to the program.
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Shop for MEG posters & MEG 20th Anniversary hardbacks at
Jon Stewart used to close The Daily Show with his moment of Zen. I offer you my moment of woob woob woob -- Curly...  hoping these aren't the guys we sent to repair the electricity in Puerto Rico!

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