Steve Alten's October Newsletter
To my readers:

Lots to update you on, plus a new sneak peek chapter of The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake has been added for your reading pleasure at
First, an update from
For those of you who have already joined, I greatly appreciate your patronage in our launch phase. Because of the effects of the 2020 pandemic; we have lowered our monthly membership fee from $12.95 to only $9.95 a month to make things more affordable. Compared to the $19.95 it now costs to rent a first-run movie on NETFLIX that’s a pretty good deal. At you get unlimited use for everyone in the family for .33 cents a day. If all you did on the site was read one of my enhanced novels a month you’re way ahead. And, as a V.I.P. member, you’ll receive perks not available to others. 
As you read this two major attractions are currently in development. 
The pilot of our original TV series is in post production… here’s a sneak peek:
Our video game is still in development only now it’s being designed by the talented team that created every scene in the video you just watched. So yeah… it may take a few more months but it’s going to be amazing.
Each of these endeavors is incredibly expensive and will be accompanied by incremental price increases to cover the ongoing costs… however, V.I.P. members in good standing will NOT be subjected to these or any other future price increase. And if you ever need to cancel it’s hassle-free - simply scroll to the bottom of any page and click on ACCOUNT & CANCEL).
Trust me you won’t want to cancel.
Check out the prehistoric shark cage fun!
Here a dad shares his love of toothy Jurassic sea monsters with his young child:

All new activities for kids.
Breathtaking night images of our two aquarium complexes.
A new addition in the library: An enhanced and updated version of The TRENCH.
And – an exciting new feature: CELEBRITY CAMEOS! Our first guest, James “Merr” Murray from IMPRACTICAL JOKESTERS sets the bar very high with his performance with our toothy critters… this encounter alone is worth the price of admission!
Enjoy the update and JOIN IN ON THE FUN.

Steve Alten
Update on The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake
& all new sneak peek!
I’ve been writing, LOCH fans. My apologies for taking so long to finish the manuscript but I promise it will be worth the wait. Take a read of this FREE CHAPTER and I think you will agree.
The delivery date remains open until the novel is completed, edited, and laid out, with a few “extras” added. If we are close to a major movie announcement for The LOCH (now in pre-production) then I may delay the print a short time longer as it can make a big difference in costs. Remember, The LOCH: Heaven’s Lake will not be sold in stores or on Amazon; like hardbacks of MEG: Generations they must be preordered at the e-store at All books preordered by November 1, 2020 will be personally signed by me (no machines, just my sloppy signature on a special page). Once the print run is placed no other books can be purchased. All of the above will increase the value of these limited edition books. A & M Publishing did this with MEG: Generations… today hardbacks are being resold by fans who bought extra copies for $150+ a piece (500% profit!) – if you can even find one left to purchase.
Living Tips:
Hurricanes & Covid-19
In Florida when we hear the words “Tropical Depression” our first response is to check the Weather Channel for the cone which determines which way the storm is headed. Sometimes you get really lucky… sometimes not so much. Up until now I hadn’t given much thought how Covid might affect our storm prep or post-storm arrangements and responses. The tips offered in
this article could be make a difference for you or your neighbors.
Music Video of the month:
My Sweet Lord (George Harrison)
Best mantra ever from a gentle soul… I could listen to this all day
Jokes of the Month
A ventriloquist is performing with his dummy on his lap. He’s telling a dumb-blonde joke when a young platinum-haired beauty jumps to her feet. “What gives you the right to stereotype blondes that way?” she demands. “What does hair color have to do with my worth as a human being?” Flustered, the ventriloquist begins to stammer out an apology. “You keep out of this!” she yells. “I’m talking to that little jerk on your knee!”
A priest, a minister, and a rabbi want to see who’s best at his job. So they each go into the woods, find a bear, and attempt to convert it. Later they get together. The priest begins: “When I found the bear, I read to him from the Catechism and sprinkled him with holy water. Next week is his First Communion.”

“I found a bear by the stream,” says the minister, “and preached God’s holy word. The bear was so mesmerized that he let me baptize him.” They both look down at the rabbi, who is lying on a gurney in a body cast. “Looking back,” he says, “maybe I shouldn’t have started with the circumcision.”

IF YOU HAVE A JOKE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at Put JOKE in the subject line.
Recipe of the Month:
Classic Chicken Salad – cheap, quick & easy
4 cups cooked chicken breast chopped
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup celery chopped finely
Bread of choice for serving (optional)
Lettuce for serving (optional)

1. Mix all the ingredients together well in a bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour.
2. Serve on lettuce or in a sandwich!

*IF YOU HAVE A RECIPE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, please e-mail to me at Put RECIPE in the subject line.
Your monthly dosage of smiles, brought to you once more by the 3 wise men… I mean, 3 wise guys.
Stay safe… stay united… please wear a mask and wash your hands when returning home.

Steve Alten, Ed.D.
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