New Video - Professor Pelham's Fabulous Fish Tale
Welcome back to Adventures with Chester L. Richards. Dive into the captivating story of Professor Pelham and his unexpected adventure during World War II.
In this episode, Chester recounts a tale from his time as a graduate student in the 1960s, working in the laboratory of the eminent physicist, Professor John R. Pelham. And a mysterious episode "Johnny Pelham" told Chester about.
New Video - Lava Falls Reversal
Welcome to Adventures with Chester L. Richards. Join us again as we go on a whitewater rafting adventure at Lava Falls on the Colorado River, in the Grand Canyon. Just one of the many brushes with death I’ve had in my life. You can find the full “Lava Falls” story, the story of the Battle of The Bands video - “In The Mood”- and many more adventures on my YouTube channel. See you there!
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A rocket scientist adventurer ponders what will kill you
Out of darkness comes hope, and out of hope comes an unexpected passion and renewed sense of life ... if he can keep himself alive long enough to enjoy it. Rocket scientist/Star Trek writer/safari warrior/author Chester L. Richards asks: Is nature out to kill us? Maybe not. But someone is.
-Ed., The Mensa Bulletin, March 2023
I’m like a pinball in a pinball machine. I get knocked about a lot. I have been highly entertained and challenged by this, engaging in near-impossible tasks as an engineer on the aerospace frontier. Even better, bouncing around my somewhat eccentric career, I have met some of the most extraordinary people.
But sometimes being a pinball hurts — a lot!
Read more in the March 2023 Mensa Bulletin. A huge thanks from Chester for the delightful graphics they created to illustrate perfectly how his life has ricocheted through adventures personal, professional, and both mind- and soul-expanding.
New Video - Pioneering with a Double Hernia
Welcome to Adventures with Chester L. Richards. Join us as we go on a pioneering adventure. Get inspired by the tale of how my pioneering great-grandfather built part of the I 5 freeway -- while he had a double hernia! You can find the full story, “Great-Grandfather’s Hernia,” the story of the Battle of The Band video -- “In the Mood” -- and many more adventures in my book, From The Potato to Star Trek and Beyond: Memoirs of a Rocket Scientist. Available in print and eBook on Amazon, Barnes and Noble. Print available everywhere online. Or ask at your favorite bookstore. We're also pleased to announce the eBook will be available at your favorite online store soon. Check our books page to find out when.
'Star Trek' Episode 'The Tholian Web': Behind the Scenes with Co-Author Chester L. Richards
New Star Trek Video on the Chester L. Richards YouTube Channel
Come fly with Chester L. Richards as he reveals behind the scenes adventures of how fan fave Star Trek episode 'The Tholian Web" came about. Learn how he and his friend Judy A. Burns conceived the original story, and wrote the script for what became the on air version of "The Tholian Web," including fascinating twists and turns as the script evolved. Ah, Hollywood!
Honored to Receive BookFest Literary Awards for From The Potato to Star Trek and Beyond
I was so pleased to receive these prestigious literary awards. Thank you to The BookFest judges who selected my first book for these honors!
When I was invited to be a speaker at The BookFest® Fall 2022 event I had no idea I would also win these awards.
My topic, The Adventure of a Lifetime Chat with Chester L. Richards,
was shown on Day 1.
The weekend was packed with authors who are experts in a variety of fields. Talks and panels on Day 1 was aimed at readers. Day 2 was aimed at topics of interest to writers. The weekend also focused on critical issues of our time, including climate change and book banning, with honest discussions of what is happening in the USA and around the world, and what we can all do about these challenges.
There was a plethora of authors and books of all genres to discover. Being among this distinguished group of presenters was indeed an honor for me, and I am grateful to The BookFest for inviting me to participate again. (I first appeared in Spring 2022, in a panel on memoirs, Decoding His Story -- Men Who Write Memoirs.)
If you missed it, no problem. The entire weekend will be streaming 24/7 soon. Check here for the link once it goes live. Or check the link below:
Meet New Friends at The BookFest® Fall 2022 October 22nd and 23rd.
Join the fun and hang out with the bookish community of readers, writers, and industry experts. The BookFest® Fall 2022 has a spooky, autumnal theme. It is presented by the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and Bookstagrammers. Winners of The BookFest Awards will be announced during the two-day bookish adventure.
Highlights to look forward to on Day One of The BookFest, Oct. 22, which is geared toward readers, include the opening keynote by Beatrice Adenodi, author of Mindless Behaviors: Breaking Through Unseen Barriers. Philip Fracassi, who The New York Times calls, “terrifically scary,” will be in Conversation.
Chester L. Richards will be featured in a conversation about the importance of adventures in your life, as well as highlights from his book, From The Potato to Star Trek and Beyond: Memoirs of a Rocket Scientist. He's in marvelous company with authors from around the world throughout the day.
Also on Day 1, there are panels about climate change-themed books; science fiction, fantasy and dark fiction; a Conversation with author and speaker Neil Bockoven, PhD.; and what promises to be an insightful and poignant panel with experts discussing book bannings and challenges in the US.
Oct. 23 is Day Two of The BookFest, which as always leans to writers. The day kicks off with an opening keynote from Karla Olson of Patagonia Books. In Conversation is Angela Bole from the Independent Book Publishers Association (and soon-to-be with Firebrand Group). New York Times best-selling author David L. Robbins and Katharine Sands from the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency return for a BookFest favorite: The Critiki Bar, which has the duo delivering page one manuscript critiques.
The BookFest streams online and is an always free-to-attend two-day event.
Join Chester and the The BookFest community! The website streams the online event, and it can be found on the Books That Make You YouTube Channel, too. You can also follow The BookFest on Instagram, Facebook Page and Facebook Group.
If you like winning books, you’re in luck: The Big Bundle of Books Giveaway is back. It is open to entries until Saturday evening of every BookFest. Winners are announced at the conclusion of the Live Author Chats.
Become a BookFester by signing up for email alerts. You'll also get the Virtual Gift Bag, which is sent at the end of each BookFest. Packed with free downloads and special offers, it is something all booklovers gotta have.
Books That Make You is a proud presenting sponsor of The BookFest. The BookFest is produced by Black Château Enterprises.
The BookFest Fall 2022 is presented by The Horror Writers Association and by Bookstagrammers, a platform dedicated to book influencers, plus many other supporters. Visit the Virtual Booths and support the companies and organizations that support The BookFest.
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The Man Who Co-Wrote Star Trek Episode 'The Tholian Web' Goes Hollywood...Again
Brentwood, CA, Sept. 10, 2022. Chester L. Richards Surrounded by Lady Wrestlers at 2022 DPA pre-Emmys Event?
Amazing! Chester, the most voluble of storytellers, actually was a bit tongue-tied by the bevy of beauties from Total Divas. We wonder why.
It was a day full of fun at the exclusive DPA pre-Emmys event. And the moment in this pic was one of the most special. Kandi Krush, on his right, impressed Chester with the firmness of her lady wrestler grip. And being surrounded by the bevy of beauties...well, you can see for yourself....
See more photos on our home page, and more are coming soon showing Chester with a slew of talented actors, writers, producers, creators and other behind the scenes folk who make the magic happen onscreen. Reporters and influencers also brightened the day and are in photos to come.
The people whom we met were a diverse lot indeed, and all had their own fascinating stories of course. Chester's proud to say many seemed genuinely intrigued when hearing about the tales in his book.
In fact, that stack of books had greatly dwindled by day's end.
From the author on his adventure at the DPA swag bag event two days before the 2022 Awards were announced and presented: "What an eye-opening experience. Another adventure. My editor tells me I'll be writing about it one of these days. Meantime, wishing luck tonight to the brilliant nominees."
-- Ina Hillebrandt, Publisher, Pawpress
Press Contact: Desiree Duffy
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Ford vs Ferrari
Ford vs Ferrari
Welcome back to Adventures with Chester L. Richards on our new YouTube Channel @ChesterLRichards.
Do come with us this time as we go on a racing adventure: “Ford vs Ferrari.” Learn fascinating facts about the genius behind the legendary Ford GT engine that defeated Ferrari in the 1966 Le Mans, as depicted in the widely acclaimed film starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, "Ford v Ferrari." Nominated for Best Picture, the film lost to Parasite, but did capture two Oscars: Best Film Editing and Best Sound Editing.
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New video on the Chester L. Richards YouTube Channel
Welcome back to Adventures with Chester L. Richards. Join us again as we go on a new adventure: “Flying Rockets in Space is Fun.” What does that have to do with crystals? Or bedrooms? Tune in to find out.
From Chester L. Richards
Hello, and happy to see you here! A little about what's behind these stories: Having retired from the world of aerospace engineering, I now spend time reading, inventing, listening to music, taking photographs and sharing them with friends. And writing stories. Often about people I've met as I've traveled to exotic places, learned about music, surfing, white water rafting, optics, photography. Every story is true. I hope you enjoy them.