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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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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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