Here’s to a Happy New Year!

As 2010 draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on all the blessings I’ve had this year – most of all, my wonderful readers! Thanks to you guys, I love what I do, and I get up every morning with enthusiasm to write the next chapter.

The first New York Times bestseller list for 2011 has just been posted, with The Lost Hero at #1 on the children’s hardcover list for the tenth week. After 33 weeks, The Red Pyramid is also steaming right along at #3. Both Percy Jackson and 39 Clues remain strong on the children’s series list, as well. What more could I ask for? I’m also thankful that School Library Journal named The Red Pyramid a best book of 2010, and The Lost Hero has been named a best kids’ book of 2010 by both Barnes & Noble and All in all, it was a banner year for me, and more excitement is yet to come.

Kane Chronicles 2 is set for release May 3, 2011. Stay tuned for more information about this in January. I’m working hard on The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus 2) which will be out in October.

If you haven’t yet checked out my revamped website, please do! We’ll be adding new content throughout the spring.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year. I’ll post again in 2011!

Rick Riordan