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New Bedford Boys and Girls Club

I just got back from a nice event in New Bedford, Massachusetts. I flew into Boston, my first time in the city . . . well, unless you count driving through it twenty-one years ago on our honeymoon. Boston is a beautiful city. The weather was warm and sunny, a nice change from blistering humid…

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The Titan’s Curse Cover!

I just received this from Hyperion: A first look at The Titan’s Curse cover, as it would appear next to the other books in the series. I think it looks pretty amazing! There may be a few minor tweaks, but this is very close to what the final cover will look like when it hits…

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Boys at School

Becky came across an interesting article on educating boys from The Independent in the UK. The problems are almost identical to what we face here in the US. It’s very interesting to me how much more “gender-aware” education has become since I began teaching. We’ve made excellent strides addressing the educational needs of girls (though…

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Percy Jackson in Spanish!

One of the questions I get asked the most, especially by students in Texas, is whether Percy Jackson is available in Spanish. I’m pleased to report that at last it is, thanks to Salamandra Publishers of Spain (http://www.salamandra.info/). I just learned this today, thanks to an email from a Spanish fan. I don’t have any…

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Demigod of the Week

Christine in the UK has created The Blue Trident, a Percy Jackson fan website. You can check it out at: http://www.freewebs.com/bluetrident/. Thanks, Christine!

Rick’s recent reads

One of the nice things about travel is that it gives me time to read. Below are some of my recent discoveries that kept me entertained on my trip to England. James Sallis, Drive. This is an adult mystery novel, a perfect example of noir fiction. It’s only about 150 pages long, but Sallis really…

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Weird Article on Norse Mythology

I saw this in the news today. Another example of how mythology is still a good thing to know about in the modern world! I’ve loved the Norse myths for years, but I didn’t realize some people still worship the old Viking gods. Very strange, and a little scary, that this religion is catching on…

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The Titan’s Curse

It’s official! The title for Percy Jackson 3 will be THE TITAN’S CURSE. Thanks to everyone who sent in title ideas — and I got hundreds of them! In the end, however, I came up with The Titan’s Curse myself, which is not something anyone else could’ve created based on the synopsis I posted on…

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Blogging from Britain

I just returned from the Sea of Monsters tour in the United Kingdom. Below are my blog journals from the trip. June 24: June is an excellent time to escape the Texas heat, so I was thrilled to return to England for a week! I arrived midmorning, disoriented from the jet lag as usual, but…

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Portrait of the Artist as a (very) Young Man

My uncle was digging through old files and came across this ancient photo of me. Since one of the qualifications for being a children’s writer is remembering one’s own childhood, I thought I’d post the photo here to prove that, yes indeed, I was once a kid. Besides, my uncle claims more photos are being…

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