Author Archives: Rick Chesler


Since my debut novel (thriller Wired Kingdom) prominently features a whale, I decided to focus this post on whales. I’ll share a few of my personal experiences with them as well as what made me want to write about them in my book. Allow me to begin by providing a brief description of the story: When a blue whale tagged with a web-cam designed with stolen defense technology broadcasts a brutal murder at sea as part of a television nature program, Special Agent Tara Shores Continue reading →


The 1960s was a decade of incredible human accomplishments, and I’m not talking about the music. Or the drugs. I’m talking about the physical exploration of the real world—the universe—as well as the pride in showcasing American science & technology, the “because-it’s-there” attitude that satisfied the curiosity of a nation when that nation thought it was great to have those clunky color TVs with their handful of channels in their living rooms. In 1969 the first humans ever to step foot on the moon did Continue reading →