Born on June 5, 1964, in San Antonio Texas, USA. A certified teacher of English and History for fifteen (15) years before he became a writer.At present, he lives with his wife and two sons, Haley and Patrick whom he gets his ideas for writing.
Rick Riordan is such a big star in the world of fiction. He is the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, the Kane Chronicles and the Heroes of Olympus. He is also the author of the multi- award winning Tres Navarre mystery series for adults.
He is a recepient of various awards such as The Shamus Award and Anthony Award for Big Red Tequila in 1998, Edgard Award for Best Paperback for The Widower’s Two- Step in 1999, Mark Twain Award for The Lightning Thief in 2008, MarkTwain Award for The Sea of Monsters in 2009; Rebecca Caudil Award for The Lightning Thief in 2009, and the Author of the Year by CBC Choice in 2011.
Here is a list of Riordan books well read and loved by both young and old!
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
- The Lightning Thief– June 28, 2005
- The Sea of Monsters – March 20, 2007
- The Titan’s Curse – May 1, 2007
- The Battle of the Labyrinth – May 16, 2008
- The Last Olympian – June 12, 2009
- The Demigod Files – February 10, 2009
- The Survival Guide
- Percy Jackson and the Sword of Hades (as part of a World Book Day book) – 2009The Heroes of Olympus
- Big Red Tequila – May 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
His works show that Riordan has a knack for writing for kids and admits that it is not much different than writing for older audience.
“I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want—a fast-paced story characters worth caring about, humor, surprises, and mystery, says Riordan. “A good always keeps you asking questions and makes you keep on turning the pages until you find out the answers”
References:Heroes of the Olympus. Retrieved December 5, 2011 from disney.go.com Rick Riordan. Retrieved December 6, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org Rick Riordan. Retrieved December 5, 2011 from http://www.rickriordan.com Rick Riordan. Retrieved December 6, 2011 from http://www.scholastic.com