Meet Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan 2012Rick Riordan 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.

For fifteen years, Rick taught English and history at public and private middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Texas. In 2002, Saint Mary’s Hall honored him with the school’s first Master Teacher Award.

While teaching full time, Riordan began writing mystery novels for grownups. His Tres Navarre series went on to win the top three national awards in the mystery genre – the Edgar, the Anthony and the Shamus. Riordan turned to children's fiction when he started The Lightning Thief as a bedtime story for his oldest son.

Today over forty million copies of his Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus books are in print in the United States, and rights have been sold into more than 37 countries. Rick is also the author of The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, another #1 New York Times bestseller. 

Rick Riordan now writes full-time. He lives in Boston with his wife and two sons.

Most frequently asked question: Rick’s last name is pronounced Rye'-er-dan. (Rhymes with fireman, sort of.) Click here to hear Rick pronounce his name. 

More Featured Titles From Rick

  • Percy Jackson Greek Gods
  • The Lost Hero
  • The Son of Neptune
  • The Serpents Shadow
  • The Kane Chronicles, Survival Guide
  • The Demigod Diaries
  • The Throne of Fire
  • The Red Pyramid
  • The Lightning Thief
  • Sea of Monsters
  • The Titan's Curse
  • Battle of the Labyrinth
  • The Last Olympian
  • The Demigod Files
  • The Ultimate Guide
  • Big Red Tequila
  • Widows Two Step
  • Last King of Texas
  • Devil Went Down to Austin
  • Cold Springs
  • Southtown