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A Voice from the Past

One of the most interesting things I’ve found out about my family history: My great great grandfather, Michael Patrick Riordan, was a professor of writing at the Jacques Cartier Normal School (pictured above) in Montreal during the 1870s-1890s. He emigrated from Cork, Ireland about 1860, and made his home in the Province of Quebec for…

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Rick’s Recent Reads

  It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated you guys on what I’m reading. I have some catching up to do! It’s been a busy summer, writing and traveling, but I’ve gotten quite a lot of reading done as well. My usual caveat: I read very eclectically, so not all these books will appeal…

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The Stonewall Award

    I was honored to attend the Stonewall Award ceremony today at the American Library Association meeting in Chicago. Magnus Chase 2: The Hammer of Thor, won the children’s book award for “exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience” because of the character of Alex Fierro. I had such a great time meeting young folks,…

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The Ship of the Dead Tour!

I am pleased to announce my tour dates for Magnus Chase 3: The Ship of the Dead, which comes out in October. If I’m coming to a city near you, I hope to see you! This tour marks my first ever public events in the Tampa, FL area, Wichita, KS, Milwaukee, WI, and Rochester, NY.…

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The Riordans Abroad

I am a very lucky guy. Not only do I love my job, but I get to take cool vacations from time to time and explore new places, which often end up in my books later! Travel is a great way to recharge my creative batteries while spending time with the family. Last year, I…

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A Mother’s Day Appreciation

There are lots of ways to be a great mother, but moms rarely get the credit and appreciation they deserve.  They support their children, they nurture them and listen to them, they hold the family together with unconditional love and countless sacrifices.  That, at least, is something I have come to understand about my wife Becky…

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Rick Riordan Presents

  I am so excited to announce more details about my new imprint with Disney – Rick Riordan Presents! In 2018, we will be publishing three fantastic books by three wonderful authors, but if you’re a little confused about what this imprint business is all about, read on! I will do my best to explain.…

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Color Me Percy

When Disney Publishing first told me they wanted to do a Percy Jackson coloring book, I thought, Uh, why? Nothing against coloring, mind you. I used to let my students color pictures of Greek art while they listened to Greek myths. For some kids, it’s a helpful way of focusing, and it’s fun. I just didn’t understand…

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A Report from Manhattan

What a beautiful day it was in Manhattan! Not only was the weather lovely, but I got to stop by Disney Publishing headquarters and sign 1700 of these babies, hot off the presses: Yep, those are the first actual copies I’ve seen of  The Dark Prophecy, Trials of Apollo Book 2, which will be available…

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Rick’s Recent Reads

It’s been a while since I posted what I am reading, so here are some of my favorite titles that got me through the fall. Malice in Ovenland is a super-fun graphic novel, great for elementary readers and up. Obviously, this is a new take on the Alice in Wonderland story, with a young heroine…

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