April 23, 2011

Author Profile: Rick Riordan

Born on the 5th of June 1964, Rick Riordan is a bestselling author of over 3 series and has had one movie spin off. He won the Rebecca Caudill Award  for The Lightning Thief in 2009, The Mark Twain Award from the Lightning Thief in 2008 and a few more.

Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Heroes of Olympus, grew up in San Antonio, Texas and attended Alamo Heights High School where he then continued on to the Began College at North Texas State.

Son of a ceramicist and a musician, Riordan changed colleges and graduated as an English and History teacher from UT San Antonio.

Riordan submitted his first novel at the age of 13, which was later rejected by the publishers.
He got his idea for Camp Half Blood from Percy Jackson after working as a music teacher at a summer camp for three years.

Riordan then moved to San Francisco for 8 years with his wife, where he had his two sons Patrick and Haley Riordan.

Riordan has two cats and one Labrador mix, his favourite characters to write about in the Percy Jackson series are Grover or Tyson and he likes to travel with his family, music, swimming and to read a good book.

He has written over 20 books mostly for Young Adults, and one series for adults.


Percy Jackson and The Olympians
  1. The Lightning Thief
  2. The Sea of Monsters
  3. The Titan's Curse
  4. The Battle of the Labyrinth
  5. The Last Olympian
 The Heroes and Olympus
  1. The Lost Hero
  2. The Son of Neptune (October 2011)
Companion Books
  • The Demigod Files
  • Demigods and Monsters
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Ultimate Guide
  • The Maze of Bones
  • Vespers Rising
  1. The Red Pyramid
  2. The Throne of Fire


Anna said...

that is such a great post idea. mind if i use it some time? :D

Aurora said...

rick riordon seriously rocks! Im reading the Throne Of Fire! Is Nut in this one? Oh Nut the sky goddess!!!!

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