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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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Sexual Harassment in the Children’s Literature Industry

Anne Ursu’s recent article on sexual harassment in children’s literature has generated a much-needed conversation which I wanted to address briefly. The collection of victims’ experiences she has compiled is a difficult read. I had to stop several times and take deep breaths before I managed to get all the way through. I’m not surprised…

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Rick Riordan Presents Gets Underway!

The January 29 issue of Publishers Weekly features this beautiful full-page ad for the Rick Riordan Presents imprint! Did you miss the news? Are you wondering what the imprint is all about? Here is a recap!   I’m so confused! What’s going on?? What IS an imprint? An imprint is like a brand, a subdivision within…

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Yo escribo en español . . .

¡He estado practicando mi español! Aquí hay dos breves escritos míos.   El Rio Frio: Un Recuento Cuando niño, vivía in Tejas con mi madre y mi padrastro. Yo crecí en una pequeña casa sin aire acondicionado central, y podíamos usar los aparatos en las ventanas solo cuando teníamos huéspedes a causa del costo. Los…

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Percy, Disney and Fox: Some Thoughts

Hey, guys! I’m already getting a lot questions about the Disney-Fox merger and what it might mean for Percy Jackson. I have NO inside information of any kind, but here are my thoughts. First, some background. Disney has always been my children’s book publisher, ever since The Lightning Thief novel came out in 2005. The…

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