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A Report from Camp Half-Blood

I just got a package of amazing photos from Camp Half-Blood’s Austin Branch. Check out the on-line photo album here: http://www.rickriordan.com/camp_halfblood.htm. Thanks to BookPeople for hosting such an incredible experience for the kids! I’ve gotten quite a few inquiries about whether or not Camp Half-Blood will be held again next year. I don’t have any…

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Percy Jackson as summer reading

My wife Becky, internet guru of the household, is usually the one who finds mentions of Percy Jackson on the web. We’ve been amazed at how many times The Lightning Thief has appeared on required summer reading lists for various schools around the country. Since the book is only a year old, I didn’t expect…

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Demigod of the Week

Lizzie in Austin drew this picture of Percy and his friends. Thanks, Lizzie!

An update from Rick

Since the end of the U.S. school year, my schedule has slowed down, which has been nice! I did a fantastic event yesterday at the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center in Austin. I spoke with about 18 boys in the Leadership program. These are kids who have already been before a judge and are in…

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Demigod of the Week

Crystal from Singapore has started her own blog site for Camp Half-Blood. You can check it out at the following link. www.camphalfblood.blogspot.com Way to go, Crystal!

Red House Award Interviews

I’ve been doing a lot of British media interviews this week for the Red House Children’s Book Award, and I’ve gotten some very interesting questions! For those of you not in the UK, I thought I would post the interviews here. Interview with Kraze, a magazine for ages 9-12. How did you become a writer?It’s…

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Rick’s reading recommendations

I’ve been getting many emails from kids and parents asking if I could recommend other books to read for those who are waiting for the next Percy Jackson book to be published. I’m honored to be asked! There are so many good books to choose from, but I’ll try to mention a few that my…

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Camp Half-Blood For Real!

This week BookPeople in Austin is hosting the first ever summer camp based on the Percy Jackson series. Camp Half-Blood, Austin branch, convened on Saturday night with a claiming ceremony. I was fortunate enough to attend for some fabulous entertain. Grover Underwood was present. He brought the Oracle of Delphi with him. The Oracle told…

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Lightning Thief wins Red House Award!

This weekend happens to be my birthday, and what a fabulous present I just got. The Lightning Thief has won the Red House Children’s Book Award in the United Kingdom! See the article below from the Guardian. Many thanks to all my British readers. I am honored and thrilled that they liked the book so…

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Greek gods no longer illegal in Greece

A very interesting story from the Guardian today. For centuries, worshipping the Greek gods has been illegal in Greece. It looks like that will now change. It’s strange to think anyone would still worship the Olympians seriously, but it’s also bizarre to think anyone would bother outlawing this. It is, after all, part of their…

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