Sunny sez: “The Romans are coming!”

In honor of the impending release of The Son of Neptune, we bought our dog Sunny her very own ride-along charioteer. As you can see, she’s really excited about it.

Sunny also wants to be sure you know about my pre-pub party events this weekend.

Saturday, I’ll be at Greeley Square in Manhattan from 1-4PM. We’ll have seven gods on hand to entertain you plus tons of giveaways. Costumes are welcome, and we’ll have a contest for the best ones, or you can stop by the wrap-your-own-toga station. There will be an exclusive reading from The Son of Neptune (a section that has never been shared before) and the folks from Disney will be giving out 250 bracelets for a signing line, first come first serve. Can you get an early copy of Son of Neptune? Nope. It still comes out on Tuesday, 10/4. However, if you score a bracelet, you can get one of your own books from home signed, or you can get a bookplate signed so you can put it in your copy of SoN when it arrives. Even if you don’t get a bracelet, there will be goodies to win and stuff to do, so come on by and say hello! More details for the NYC event here.

After NYC, I’ll be flying straight across the country for a second pre-pub event Sunday at The Grove in Los Angeles from 1-4PM. The LA event will have all the same stuff described above, plus you’ll be able to buy books for the signing line from the Grove Barnes & Noble store and place pre-orders for The Son of Neptune. AND we’ll have a special guest appearance by Disney Channel star Vincent Martella, the voice of Phineas from Phineas and Ferb. More details for the LA event here.

Starting Tuesday, the Olympian Week tour begins! I’ll be visiting seven cities in seven days. Can’t wait! For full details, check the Olympian Week website.

Rick Riordan