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The Lightning Thief in TIME for Kids

My son Haley has been doing TFK (Time for Kids) assignments all year. When he saw this review of his dad’s book was coming out in the summer issue, when he would not be in class, he says, “Rats! I would’ve gotten a 100 on that assignment for sure!” The Lightning ThiefBook 1: Percy Jackson…

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A Tribute to Murder by the Book

I had the honor of writing the following tribute for the 2005 Edgar Awards, when Murder by the Book in Houston was presented the Raven Award for their contribution to the mystery genre. It’s a terrific bookstore. If you aren’t already familiar with them, you need to check them out http://www.murderbooks.com/. A Tribute to Murder…

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Greek Mythology and the Lightning Thief

This article was published in the San Antonio Express-News prior to the first book signing for the Lightning Thief. We had a sell-out crowd! Sorry to those folks who came and didn’t get a book. Hopefully you got a chance to pre-order a signed copy. Greek mythology gets mortal twist in ‘The Lightning Thief’ Web…

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Commencement Address: the Well-Written Life

Commencement AddressSaint Mary’s Hall 2005By Rick Riordan This is weird because in 1982 I graduated in this auditorium, back when Alamo Heights was small enough to have commencement here. I don’t remember much about that night. I certainly don’t remember the commencement speaker or a word he said. But I am pretty sure he wasn’t…

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The Lightning Thief, coming June 28 from Hyperion Books 

A New Parthenon in California?

Becky spotted this news story today. Seems to support Chiron’s view from The Lightning Thief pretty well: You don’t have to look very far to find Ancient Greece in modern America! Developer Eyes ‘Parthenon’ Atop SkyscraperTue May 17, 7:57 AM ET SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A developer who is the descendant of Greek immigrants proposed building…

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