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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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Winter News from Athena House

  Greetings from Athena House, Riordan family headquarters in Boston! I hope your 2017 is off to a safe and healthy start. As I come up for a brief gulp of air between writing projects, I thought I’d take a moment to update you all! Below are some personal goings-on, book goings-on, and miscellaneous news…

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The Lightning Thief Musical Arrives Off-Broadway!

It’s baaaaack. And it’s bigger and more demigodly than ever. The Lightning Thief Musical arrives Off-Broadway beginning March 23. I’m very pleased to share the full press release below. Now you’re thinking: What? Who? How? Huh? Seriously, Percy Jackson dancing and singing on stage? Yep, it’s true! Previous stagings of this play have gotten rave reviews…

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A Family Story

A family story: My grandfather Jack Haley was a colonel in the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in World War II. Like many others, he fought to protect American liberties from the threat of fascism. That fight is not over. In his honor, I have joined the ACLU as a monthly contributor to help…

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Hammer of Thor is a #1 Bestseller!

Thanks to all my great readers — The Hammer of Thor is #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for the third week in a row! Frey says thanks. This news makes him feel all warm and summery inside.

Almost Hammer Time! (Assuming We Can Find the Hammer)

    Next week, October 4, the English language edition of Magnus Chase 2: The Hammer of Thor, is released in both US and UK markets (including Canada, Australia, and anywhere else the English language edition is usually available). I am excited! That’s the US cover with Magnus front and center, and the UK cover…

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The Riordans Go A-Viking

What did I do this summer? Aside from writing a lot, I also took my family on a vacation/research trip to the old Viking lands of Norway! Now, if you’re a Norwegian fan and are upset I didn’t tell you I was in your country, sorry! But this was an under-the-radar trip to relax and get…

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Hammer of Thor fall tour!

Here is the latest, most updated details for my October tour. Hope to see you guys at an event!     Tuesday, October 4th 6:00 PM ET An Unlikely Story 111 South Street Plainville, MA 02762 508-699-0244 http://www.anunlikelystory.com   Wednesday, October 5th Books-A-Million Brookwood Village 757 Brookwood Village Birmingham, AL 35209 205-870-0213 http://www.booksamillion.com *Wristbands to…

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