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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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A letter you can share with your teacher!

Hey, kids! Have you been asked to watch the “Percy Jackson” movies during classroom time? If this has happened to you or someone you care about, feel free to share the letter below with your teacher, because classroom time is a terrible thing to waste! Dear Teacher, Hi! I am so grateful that you are…

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An Afternoon at Disney HQ

I took a quick trip to the Disney Publishing offices in New York today and got a look at some exciting stuff. Ever wondered what a publishing office looks like? Here is Disney’s:  Cubicles? Computers? Fluorescent lights? I know, exciting! But don’t be fooled: this is where the magic happens, where books are edited, covers…

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Trials of Apollo Launch Event

Okay, guys, we’re getting close.The Hidden Oracle will be published May 3, and I’ll be doing one — count ’em one — event for the launch of the series. I’m not doing a tour this time around because I have two series to work on, Trials of Apollo and Magnus Chase, and as you can…

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Vikings in Times Square

So this weekend, Annabeth invited Magnus down to New York for a visit. They saw this exhibit at the Discovery Center in Times Square called The Vikings. Becky and I tagged along, though we kept our distance because we wanted the cousins to have some bonding time. Magnus was like, “You bring me to New…

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Rick’s Recent Reads for February

Here are a few of my recent reads if you’re looking for a good book during the snuggle-up months of winter! Adult sci-fi. By Chinese author Cixin Liu, The Three-Body Problem takes a classic scenario — contact with alien life — and cranks up the sinister factor to maximum. The story begins during the Cultural…

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