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9 From the Nine Worlds

Tuesday, October 2, this little slice of Viking mayhem is coming your way! 9 FROM THE NINE WORLDS will give you a chance to step back into Magnus Chase’s world in a totally different way. WHAT NOT TO EXPECT: This is not a new full-length Magnus Chase novel, so don’t buy it thinking that’s what…

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Back from New York

Becky and I got to spend last week in New York, mostly working on various projects and me writing, but we did have time for some fun excursions! Becky captured the lovely view above on our first evening in town from the window of our apartment. (Yeah, I know. It’s a tough life.) The next…

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Rick Riordan Presents — The Latest News!

Rick Riordan Presents, my new imprint at Disney Publishing Worldwide, is off to a roaring start! In case you’ve missed out, here is the latest on what we’re doing and what’s coming up!   The basics Rick Riordan Presents is one small branch of the Disney-Hyperion Publishing family. We aim to publish about four books…

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Rick’s Summer Reads

I hope it’s been a summer full of good books for you! This is just a sampling of the many books I’ve read over the summer — the ones I really enjoyed and think you might too! As always, I don’t post reviews of books I couldn’t get through or didn’t love. Tommy Orange’s debut…

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A Week in Ireland

Another fantastic trip for the Riordans! We just returned from a week in Ireland, where we spent three days in Dublin and then four days in Cork, retracing the Riordan heritage to its ancestral home (and also having a great deal of fun). We made the mistake of over-scheduling ourselves, so we packed in way…

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A Weekend in New York

Since I told you about LA a few weeks ago, I figured I’d balance things out by telling you about the other coast this week! First, publication week for The Burning Maze was a lot of fun, though it was quiet, relaxed fun since I did not do a tour for this book. (We’ve not…

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A Weekend in Los Angeles

I’ve just returned from the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, where I got to meet hundreds of really wonderful readers and fans. Thanks to everyone who came out and waited so patiently! It’s quite a rare event that I go to LA, so it was a treat to see some readers, now in college,…

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Aru Shah is Here!

Happiest of Book Birthdays to Roshani Chokski! Her marvelous adventure Aru Shah and the End of Time is officially published today, the first title in Disney’s new imprint Rick Riordan Presents! What’s the deal with the imprint? You can read the whole story here. Basically, my goal is to find ‘own voices’ authors who are writing fantastic, hilarious, page-turning…

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Spring Break with Dante, Machiavelli and the Rest of the Squad

As I may have mentioned, I am a fortunate guy. When I’m not writing books — a job I love — I get to take cool trips to places I love to recharge my creative batteries. For instance, my oldest son Haley and I have just returned from a fabulous week in Florence, where I…

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Queer Books for Teens: A New Resource Website

Happy official launch day to Queer Books for Teens, a new website that provides a comprehensive database of LGBTQ+ young adult literature from 2000-2017! Kudos to the tireless team of librarians who has put this together and continues to add new titles. It’s an amazing resource for anyone looking for YA books with LGBTQ+ content.…

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