Rick Riordan

Biography

Before starting to write, Rick Riordan worked as a teacher, and got the idea for his Percy Jackson series of books from talking to his pupils and children about Greek mythology. The Percy Jackson books have since become some of the most popular titles for children in the last few years, and are now being adapted as a series of films.

Rick's other series include The Kane Chronicles, starring Sadie and Carter Kane, the children of a brilliant Egyptologist and the bestselling Heroes of Olympus series, which brings together the world of Greek and Roman gods.

Rick now concentrates on writing full-time and lives with his family in the USA.

To find our more about Rick and all his books, visit www.rickriordanmythmaster.co.uk.

Interview

Rick Riordan's ID Card

Birthday: June 5, 1964
Place of Birth: San Antonio, Texas
Favourite book: Lord of the Rings trilogy
Favourite song: Tangled Up in Blue, by Bob Dylan
Favourite film: Young Frankenstein
Most treasured possession: My first rejection note, received when I was 13

When did you start writing?
I wrote a lot of short stories when I was young, and even sent a few in (to get rejected). I was never serious about writing at university. I focused most of my creative energy on music, and was lead singer in a folk rock band, if you can believe it.

After college, I became a teacher, and was quite happy with the idea of doing that the rest of my life. However, I read a lot of mystery books in my spare time, and eventually decided, on a lark, that I would try writing a ...

Bibliography

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Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse jacket image
  • Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: May 01 2008
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief jacket image
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: May 01 2008
Tales of the Greek Heroes jacket image
  • Tales of the Greek Heroes
  • Puffin Classic
  • Paperback: Mar 05 2015
  • 8 - 12 years

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Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth jacket image
  • Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Mar 05 2009
Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian jacket image
  • Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Feb 23 2010
Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files jacket image
  • Percy Jackson: The Demigod Files
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jan 07 2010
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (film tie-in) jacket image
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (film tie-in)
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Jan 07 2010
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief jacket image
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Puffin
  • Audio CD: Jan 07 2010
The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid jacket image
  • The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: May 04 2010
  • 0 - years
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus Book 1) jacket image
  • The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus Book 1)
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: Oct 12 2010
The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus Book 1) jacket image
  • The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus Book 1)
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Oct 03 2013
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus Book 2) jacket image
  • The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus Book 2)
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: Oct 04 2011
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel jacket image
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: Nov 04 2010
The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid jacket image
  • The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: May 05 2011
Tales of the Greek Heroes jacket image
  • Tales of the Greek Heroes
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: Mar 05 2009
  • 9 - 11 years
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief jacket image
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: May 01 2008
  • 8 - 12 years
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters jacket image
  • Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters
  • Puffin
  • ePub eBook: May 01 2008
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief jacket image
  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
  • Puffin
  • Digital Audiobook: Jan 07 2010

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