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Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is a teacher and a writer, and has won many awards for his mystery novels for adults. He says that the idea for Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief first came to him while he was teaching Greek mythology at middle school in San Francisco. But rumour has it that Camp Half Blood actually exists, and Rick spends his summers there recording the adventures of young demigods. Some believe that, to avoid a mass panic among the mortal population, he was forced to swear on the River Styx to present Percy Jackson’s story as fiction. Rick lives in Texas (apart from his summers on Half Blood Hill) with his wife and two sons.

Books by Rick Riordan

  • Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor

    Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor

  • Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

    Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

  • Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

    Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer

  • Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

    Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

  • Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

    Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth

  • Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

    Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods

  • Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

    Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Demigod Files

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Demigod Files

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters (Graphic Novel)

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters (Graphic Novel)

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse Graphic Novel

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Titan's Curse Graphic Novel

  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

    Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

    Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters

  • Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

    Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

  • Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

    Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

  • Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

    Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

  • The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets

    The 39 Clues: The Black Book of Buried Secrets

  • The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades

    The Heroes of Olympus: The House of Hades

  • The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero

    The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero

  • The Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena

    The Heroes of Olympus: The Mark of Athena

  • The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune

    The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune

  • The Hidden Oracle

    The Hidden Oracle

  • The Kane Chronicles: Survival Guide

    The Kane Chronicles: Survival Guide

  • The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid

    The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid

  • The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid Graphic Novel

    The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid Graphic Novel

  • The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent's Shadow

    The Kane Chronicles: The Serpent's Shadow

  • The Red Pyramid

    The Red Pyramid

  • The Serpent's Shadow

    The Serpent's Shadow

Awards

Rick won the Askews and Red House Children’s Book Awards for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief in 2006, and was named the US Children’s Choice Author of the Year in 2011.