Steve Alten February Newsletter
MEGheads, Cove Dwellers, and the rest of my wonderful readers:

My apologies for the delay in sending this newsletter. Since I am still awaiting clearance on a few things, I decided to send this now and catch up in March. 

With love & appreciation,
Steve Alten, Ed.D.
LOCH 3: Heaven’s Lake update and
explanation of the “Process” 
My primary goal in 2022 is completing this amazing third book in The Loch Ness Monster series. I know many of you want to know why it is taking me so long to write this book. 

Of my eighteen published novels, only DOMAIN took me three years, but that was a completely different situation. The plot of L3HL is very intricate – sort of like working on a Rubick’s Cube or playing three-dimensional chess (Star Trek). I could be like Angus Wallace and pull off the cube’s stickers or do it the right way like his boy-genius, Zachary Wallace. I’ve finally locked down (no pun intended) the first two sections (about 220 pages) with another section already written and the rest of the novel plotted into detailed beats. So I see the end, but I have to be very careful in connecting the dots. 

This is also a story with some very complex characters and I can’t leave out any loose ends. EXAMPLE: There is a North Korean woman, Dr. Ho-Sook An. She is a brilliant genetic scientist with an off-the-charts I.Q. This trait was passed on to her by her mother, Changtel Wong, a Chinese nuclear physicist. We learn that they share a genetic hiccup – they are getting smarter because their brains are still growing neurons and new pathways. The problem: The individual can get lost in their own heads which leads to insanity or suicide.

“We now know that the brain’s defense mechanism is to create multiple personalities which can work together to isolate the self-destruct mechanism into one dark sociopathic personality – in Ho-Sook’s case Shu Chen. Understanding this new dichotomy allows a trained psychiatrist to teach the host how to better live with and care for the dark dissociate by seeing it as a hero instead of a villain.”

Okay… so I have Ho-Sook and her five dissociated personalities (one of which is a sociopath). How she twists the plot depends on who is manning the controls in the scene. But now, I also have her mother, who is locked up in a underground facility where Kim Jong Un has been hiding his nuclear reactor and arming his new missiles with nuclear warheads (overseen by the brilliant Changtel – who also has to deal with her own multiple personalities… and where is all this taking place at—

--Heaven’s Lake, a glacial lake located atop Mt. Changbai, a slumbering volcano. Mt. Changbai (the Koreans call it Mt. Paektu) actually sits atop the Chinese-N. Korean border, dividing the mountain and its sacred lake in half. This is where teams of scientists (representing their country) are competing to identify, track down and capture one of the Tianchi Triplets – marine creatures recently discovered in the 9,000 foot high glacial lake. 

China is playing host to this event, with teams representing China, North Korea, the USA, Russia, Germany, France, the Netherlands… and, oh yeah, Scotland, which is made up of Zachary Wallace and his Viking-size pal, True MacDonald. And someone has set up a leader board where tens of billions of dollars are being wagered. The organization in-charge is Office 39: a secret North Korean entity created by Kim Jong Il in the wake of U.N. sanctions which prevent U.S. dollars from entering N. Korea. Dollars are vital to the Kim’s in that they pay cash for everything from their mansions and cars to the missile parts… without U.S. dollars everything collapses…

Sound like a good read? You can still preorder a signed hardback at
Huge bite mark on Great White Shark… a Meg?
There are fears the prehistoric monster Megalodon has returned to the seas after incredible bite marks were photographed on the side of a great white shark.
What did Megalodon really look like?
Forget the monstrous shark depicted in The Meg! Scientists admit we still have no idea what the megalodon really looked like.

It looked like this! Meet MEG: Purgatory
Artist #1: Francoise Vallencourt 
As part of the MEG-7: Purgatory package, we have been reaching out to artists to create a special image – one from each of the seven novels.

This masterpiece of Meg Mayhem from book 1 The MEG comes from the talented Francoise Vallencourt. The color rendition will appear in the MEG-7 ebook that will come with the pre-ordered package; a black and white version in the limited edition signed hardbacks (not sold in stores, only at . 

I’d say Francois nailed it.
SEA MONSTER COVE February happenings: is a groundbreaking multi-media entertainment experience where members can interact with the most terrifying sea monsters and prehistoric sharks in history.

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COMING SOON: Sea Monster Cove High School.

Celebrity Cameo: Which actor or shark celebrity would you like us to feature next? 
Zoom Call with Steve Alten
Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 3pm:

Zoom with Steve Alten.

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Music Video of the Month:
Before They Make Me Run (Rolling Stones)
Keith takes the lead vocals - I love the horn section and Ronny Wood’s solos as he weaves with his pal in this live version… and Charlie’s smiling… he can feel how good this is… Keith, too, “That’s a pretty good band.”

Started dancing and drinking as I left town
Going to find my way to heaven, because I did my time in hell
I wasn't looking too good but I was feeling real well

After all is said and done, I got to move I had my fun…
Let us walk before they make us run.
Recipe of the Month:
Cajun Shrimp for Superbowl
1 1/2 pounds of large shrimp
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
3/4 tsp of oregano
3/4 tsp of Thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper (ground)
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp Vegetable oil


Mix all ingredients and pour over shrimp while cooking in pan.
*IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at Put RECIPE in the subject line.
Living Tips
Preventing and Reducing Symptoms of COVID
With this new omicron variant it seems everyone is getting COVID. 

I am vaccinated, and that is important in that it makes it survivable, should you get it. However I still have not had it, despite my wife, daughter, friends, having it. Of course, that can all change, but I don't think it will. What am I doing that you are not?

I have a friend who is a retired CEO of a Fortune 500 company that works with a lot of doctors in China. He told me a month before the Corona virus hit the States in 2020 that this would get very bad. He also told me the Chinese were buying up big supplies of intravenous and Vitamin C supplements that were KILLING THE VIRUS even among the sickest patients. A quick search on vitamin C and viruses 

He said 3000 mgs a day of the right Vitamin C will prevent it. Take 9,000 mgs a day for a week if you get it. I researched it and found studies dating back to the 60s that shows vitamin C kills ALL viruses. Of course, if you look up the info now it may be buried beneath a mile of b.s.
The good news: Unlike horse pills, drugs, and bleach, taking Vitamin C can't hurt you as you'll simply pee out the excess. 

The bad news: In order to prevent and kill COVID your cells need high levels of C. COVID actually drops your Vitamin C levels which also drops your immunity levels and you get sick. Only very low doses of standard vitamin C can be well absorbed by the body; the higher the dosage you take, the lower the absorption rate. At the commonly recommended 1,000 mg dose, your body can absorb less than half of what you ingest. The rest is excreted mostly into the urine. This means that taking oral “megadoses” of vitamin C isn’t really doing you much good, not to mention can cause digestive upset.

But, if those hard-as-a rock Vitamin C tablets and pills won't work, what will?
SOLUTION: Liposomal vitamin C.

Liposomal vitamin C is more absorbable and bioavailable in the body because the vitamin C is encased within liposomes -- microscopic droplets surrounded by a lipid bilayer, the same kind of barrier as our cell membranes. This liposome makes the vitamin C fat soluble (instead of water soluble) and more easily transported into our cells, where it can be used.

I buy mine on amazon: 

This also looks very good. I have not tried it but I did cut and paste their info above and will try them when I run out.

"Steve, if it works, why isn't everyone doing it?" Hmm... can't make a whole lot of money selling vitamin C. I am not a Vitamin C salesman. I do not own any stock in the brands listed above (if it's Liposomal vitamin C and natural I am sure it will be effective, however just read the comments - that works for me. I have no ulterior motives other than to help my readers. If you feel the same way pass it on.

This is an excellent article. 

Joke of the Month:
Two Morals Don't Make a Right
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.

At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off! 

The MORAL OF THE STORY: Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.
Enough of that crap . . . The donkey later came back and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him. The gash from the bite got infected, and the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock. MORAL FROM TODAY'S LESSON: When you do something wrong and try to cover your ass, it always comes back to bite you.
IF YOU HAVE A JOKE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at Put JOKE in the subject line.

Your monthly dose of the Three Stooges… This one.. it was the last episode my father watched with us before he passed away eleven years ago from cancer. Miss you…
Stay safe… and please get vaccinated with the REAL COVID vaccines and get a booster shot as well. This is not a political issue; it is a matter of life and death… although at times it looks like a competition for the Darwin Awards. Laugh at the Stooges, don’t take advice from them. Remember… if something sounds incredibly stupid – it probably is!

Steve Alten, Ed.D.
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