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Kieran Culkin to Narrate Magnus Chase!

     Cool news, audio fans! Award-winning actor Kieran Culkin has been cast to narrate Listening Library’s audiobook editions for THE HOTEL VALHALLA GUIDE TO THE NORSE WORLDS and MAGNUS CHASE, BOOK TWO: HAMMER OF THOR! You might know Kieran from his roles in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, IGBY GOES DOWN, and HOME ALONE—he’s…

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Rick’s Recent Reads

All kinds of good reads lately! Even though I’m writing just as much as always, there is something about summertime that lends itself to more reading. I’d also like to send a special thank you to Daniel José Older whose recent book talk video on great sci fi by women authors led me to discover some…

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Hammer of Thor Fall Tour

I don’t know about you, but I need some good news. So let’s look toward October when I will get to see a lot of my readers on the Magnus Chase 2: Hammer of Thor book tour!   All the dates are below. If I’m coming to a city near you, I hope you’ll get…

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The Hidden Oracle!

Thanks to everyone who came to our launch event in Boston on Tuesday, May 3! We had a sold-out crowd and I loved hearing your questions and sharing your enthusiasm. And thanks to everyone on social media who has already responded to the new series with such love and appreciation. I’ve got the best readers…

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Support a Great Publisher Who Values Diversity? Yes, Thank You.

Okay, folks. I have now read two great books from Rosarium, a small press that is trying to bring quality diverse voices into the world of publishing, which as we all know is very, very white. I have been REALLY impressed with both works — the short story collection The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum…

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The Latest from Athena House: It’s Been a Busy Week!

Okay, gang. Here is the latest from Athena House, Riordan headquarters in Boston: The Hidden Oracle, Book One of The Trials of Apollo, will be released this Tuesday, May 3! (This is for the US/Canada edition. Other editions for other countries may have different release dates. I don’t get that information. If you live elsewhere,…

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The Hidden Oracle is Almost Here!

Are you excited? I am! Tuesday, May 3, the first book in The Trials of Apollo series will be released, and you will get to see how Apollo fares at Camp Half-Blood as an awkward sixteen-year-old mortal with no skills to pay the bills. Want to get a signed copy and hear the latest news…

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A Recap from Bologna

It took me two weeks to recover from my whirlwind trip to Bologna, Italy, but now I finally get the chance to post some pictures and videos from my event at the Teatro Duse. It was a blast! This really was a rare event, since I don’t tour internationally. I happened to be in Bologna…

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Happy Book Birthday to Shadow Magic!

I don’t normally repost my reviews, but Joshua Khan’s Shadow Magic comes out today and I’m pretty excited about it! I read an advance copy of this middle grade fantasy debut way back last summer, and I haven’t stopped thinking about how good it is. (Hence the quote from me on the cover.)  Now, at last,…

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Demigods and Magicians!

On April 5, you’ll be able to get Demigods & Magicians, with all three Kane Chronicles/Percy Jackson stories collected in a physical book for the first time, plus a never-before-published sneak peek at The Hidden Oracle. Just to be clear, the three crossovers are NOT new stories. They were previously released as separate ebook shorts,…

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