Rick Beyer is the author of The Greatest Stories Never Told: 100 tales from History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy, a book which The Chicago Tribune describes as “an old fashioned sweetshop full of tasty morsels.” A new book, The Greatest War Stories Never Told, is scheduled for publication in November of 2005. Rick has produced numerous documentary projects for The History Channel including Secrets of Jamestown, The Wright Challenge, The Patent Files and Timelab 2000, an acclaimed collection of 200 history minutes hosted by Sam Waterston. In addition, he was the Executive Producer of the innovative (but little watched!) A&E documentary series Meet the Royals. Before starting Plate of Peas Productions in 2004, Rick was the Executive Producer of the Smash Entertainment Group. He has also been a radio reporter, a TV News Producer, an Advertising Creative Director, and a janitor at the Tuck School.