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Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror 1

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Steve Alten (1959 - )

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Steve Alten grew up in Philadelphia, earning his Bachelors degree in Physical Education at Penn State University, a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Delaware, and a Doctorate of Education at Temple University. When a business he owned failed, he decided to pen a novel he had been thinking about for years. Working late nights and on weekends, he eventually finished MEG; A Novel of Deep Terror. Steve sold his car to pay for editing fees. On September (Friday) the 13th, 1996, Steve lost his GM job at a wholesale meat plant. Four days later his agent had a two-book, seven figure deal with Bantam Doubleday.

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