Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan

Infobox Writer
name = Rick Riordan

caption = Rick Riordan in 2007
birthdate = June 5, 1964

birthplace = San Antonio, Texas, United States
deathdate =
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occupation = Novelist
genre = Fantasy, Detective fiction
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notableworks ="Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series
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website = http://www.rickriordan.com

Rick Riordan (born June 5, 1964) is an American author from Texas famous for his Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. 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)

External links

* [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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