- Rick Riordan
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Fantasy, Detective fiction
Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series
website = http://www.rickriordan.com
Rick Riordan (born
June 5, 1964) is an American author from Texasfamous for his Percy Jackson and the Olympiansseries. He also wrote the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults and helped to edit " Demigods and Monsters", a collection of essays on the topic of his Percy Jackson series. He recently published Maze of Bones for Scholastic which is the first in the 39 Clues series of books.
He graduated from University of Texas at Austin where he double-majored in English and history. For fifteen years he taught in public and private schools in California and in San Antonio.
Riordan is the multi-award-winning author of the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults and the #1 New York Times best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for children. His Percy Jackson series features a twelve-year-old boy who discovers he is the modern-day son of a Greek god. The novels draw on Riordan’s experience teaching Greek mythology and his interaction with students who have learning differences. Film rights have been purchased by Twentieth Century Fox and a feature film is in development. Riordan lives in San Antonio with his wife and their two sons.
Tres Navarre Series
Big Red Tequila- June 1997
Widower's Two-Step- June 1998
The Last King of Texas- January 2000
The Devil Went Down to Austin- June 2001
* Southtown - April 2004
Mission Road- June 2005
Rebel Island- August 2007
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series
The Lightning Thief- 2005
The Sea of Monsters- 2006
The Titan's Curse- 2007
The Battle of the Labyrinth- 2008
The Last Olympian- May 5, 2009
The 39 Clues Series
The Maze of Bones- 2008 (September 9th)
* [http://www.rickriordan.com Official Rick Riordan Site]
* [http://misserinmarie.blogspot.com/2007/03/interview-rick-riordan.html Miss Erin interview]
* [http://teenlibris.com/interview2_RickRiordan.html Teen Libris interview]
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